I will start off this post by saying I do not mean any offense to anyone.
I understand that hate speech is wrong, no matter what words are used and who is affected by them. I understand that using any word that uses a trait of a person they can not change as a tool to describe something as negative, is wrong. I understand that homosexual people struggle everyday for equality. They struggle everyday to be recognized as people, as humans. That is why I think the following public service announcements are a positive thing. Watch for yourselves:
Where are the PSAs for the saying "That is so retarded"?
Intellectually disabled persons are a group of people that are affected by hate speech just as much as homosexual people. They encounter the same level of ignorance, intolerance and discrimination as homosexuals. They are the subject of people's ignorant use of the term "that is so retarded".
The only difference is that intellectually disabled people often can not stand up for themselves to tell others how they feel about the use of the word "retarded" as a derogatory term. Too often, they do not have the ability to even grasp that someone is insulting them when using the term "retarded".
Where is their PSA?