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Towson Junior Fights To Erase The "R" Word

04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rianna Stokes, a Towson junior, is doing her part to promote the pledge, "Spread the Word to End the Word" sponsored by Special Olympics and Best Buddies International.

"Spread the Word to End the Word" is a campaign "created by the youth to engage schools, organizations and communities by raising the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard[ed]" and encouraging everyone to stop using the R-word," according to the Special Olympics Web site.

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