Spread the Word to End the Word
The english language is constantly changing. Words that, at one time would have been commonplace, are now considered offensive and derogatory. We try our best not to use these words, so we don’t offend people. It is clear that the use of the r-word is derogatory and offensive. It is a word that has a great impact on us all, even if we are not directly affected by it.
“That word can be very offensive to some people, and honestly we should just get rid of it, not even use it,” says Lacey Milcherska, a sophomore. Many other students at Penn have a similar view of the word.
One organization is on its way to ending the use of another derogatory term, Spread the Word to End the Word. Their mission is to end the use of the r-word as a derogatory term. Penn junior Noah Imel leads a group called Spread the Word to End the Word that aims to accomplish the same goals.
The r-word is quickly becoming an outdated term, and through the efforts of Spread the Word to End the Word, maybe one day it will be completely eliminated from our vocab.
Spread the word to end the word is a club that aims to end the use of the r-word as an offensive term and to end hate speech. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. every black friday in room 202.
If you want anymore information on the r-word visit, http://www.r-word.org/. There are currently 570,041 pledges to not say the r-word and hate speech, and you could be one of them.
Make your voice heard.