Illinois got with the program...but will you?
Jumping on the national bandwagon, the Illinois House
bills to ban the term "mentally retarded" in state statutes and replace it with "intellectually disabled."
The federal government did the same thing last October when President Obama
signed Rosa's Law
; now, state governments such as Illinois are following suit, prodded by the "R-Word" campaign
, which is devoted to eliminating slang words like "retarded."
And thus the Land of Lincoln seems to have taken the advice of Stephen Colbert
, who recently said: "Kids, don't use the R-word. It is totally