Aren't we past this, yet?

This has got to stop. Using the words, "retarded" and, "gay," as an insult to someone is hateful and offensive. We're smarter than this.

Author Ann Coulter has been using "retarded" as a slur, again. The latest came as she lashed out at an MSNBC interviewer, saying he won't have her on because, "he doesn't want any non-retarded conservatives" on the show. In 2012 Coulter had called President Obama a 'retard' and then got an open letter from a 30-year-old man with Down's Syndrome.
The man asked her, "Why are you using a word like the r word as an insult? I am not dumb or shallow, but I do process information more slowly... I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have. Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next. Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift. Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more. Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor. No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much. Signed, a friend you haven't made yet, John Franklin Stephens."
 
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