Friday, April 15, 2011
Illinois No Longer Home to "Retards"
By Nicholas Phillips
on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM
bills to ban the term "mentally retarded" in state statutes and replace it with "intellectually disabled."
The federal government did the same thing last October when President Obama
signed Rosa's Law
; now, state governments such as Illinois are following suit, prodded by the "R-Word" campaign
, which is devoted to eliminating slang words like "retarded."
And thus the Land of Lincoln seems to have taken the advice of Stephen Colbert
, who recently said: "Kids, don't use the R-word. It is totally
Jumping on the national bandwagon, the Illinois