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By Anonymous - / Friday 7 August 2015 14:27 / United States - San Francisco
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  okokalright  |  15

The term retard is still politically correct because it's a medical term. The only time when it's considered offensive and unpolitical is when it's used as a slur/insult

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  ViviMage  |  32

Mental deficiency used to be divided into the following sub-classifications, but these labels began to be abused by the public and are now largely obsolete: Borderline Deficiency (IQ 70-80), Moron (IQ 50-69), Imbecile (IQ 20-49) and Idiot (below 20). Mental deficiency is now generally called mental retardation.

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  okokalright  |  15

I know he meant in an offensive way. I was never trying to justify the boss's use of words and attitude. I'm just meant that the word used to be socially accepted until people started using it as an insult. He obviously meant to insult the person which is completely horrible.

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  GeorgiaBea  |  28

That's like calling someone who has cancer, cancer. Like that is all they are. MR is a medical term. Unless you are a doctor, or other type of provider, using that term is NOT acceptable. They are people. Human beings with wants and needs and dreams. I supervise a group home for DD adults and comments like this disgust me. I don't walk around calling them by their medical diagnosis, they have names.

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  pjsr  |  30

So is the term 'negro', but if you used it repeatedly to refer to a client, you'd be fired if you didn't stop after being told it is considered offensive. The word in question is no different to the families of the mentally and/or physically disabled. The same is true of the term 'ass', which is what this guy is.

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  Jowisee  |  29

We don't call it retarded or even mentally disabled over in the UK, and I'm shocked that it's still used in the US. We say learning difficulties/disabilities or something along those lines (unless we know the name of the condition, such as cerebral palsy).

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  One_Way  |  43

Let's hope reporting this guy will do some good. I had a boss at my last job with a similar attitude and I reported him to HR anonymously. Not only did he find out it was me, but he received no repercussions, his behavior never changed. I could not wait to get out of there.

By  cupcakegirl0424  |  24

Bro is get him wrote up. That kind talk isn't ok in the work place.

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  JustBecausePie  |  12

No, just mentally disabling.

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  pjsr  |  30

Stop using that as an insult! It's no different than saying someone or something you don't like is gay. Serious or joking, it's not acceptable.

By  igg125  |  30

Buy him tacos every Tuesday from now on.

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