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John C. McGinley
John C. McGinley is an Ambassador for Special Olympics Spread the Word to End the Word efforts and was an integral part in crafting the “R-word: Spread The Word, To End The Word” campaign. He serves on the Board of The Global Down Syndrome Foundation. John C. stars in TBS's new hit series "Ground Floor." Follow me on Twitter @johncmcginley.

Entries by John C. McGinley

What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word

(111) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 9:35 AM

We are free to express ourselves (in accordance with the law), just about any way that we choose to. I do not enjoy hearing the "R" word: "retard" and "retarded."

And I will tell you why...

As these two words are now commonly used? They are (at all times),...

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Spread the Word to End the Word

(157) Comments | Posted March 2, 2010 | 5:52 PM

"The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become" -Goethe

I am a father. My son's name is Max and my daughter's name is Billie Grace. Twelve years ago Max was born with Down Syndrome. His journey has...

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N*ggers, K*kes, F*ggots, C*nts, W*ps and the R-word

(488) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 3:10 AM

Editors Note: The following piece contains strong language, used to explain the impact of certain words in our society.

Recently, the words "Retard" and "Retarded" have become political volleyballs. Disingenuous figures from across the ideological spectrum have been lining up to take their shot at smashing the R-word down our...

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