LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A state organization is asking all Texans to stop using the words retard and retarded.
It's a part of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. Wednesday is the eighth year for the movement.
Special Olympics of Texas encourage all to take the pledge against the R-Word.
"That's a word that gets thrown around very loosely these days among several different generations," said Anthony Key, the East Texas Special Olympics director. "So that word is offensive to persons with intellectual disabilities just like any other derogatory words."
Click here to take the pledge.