National "Erase the r Word" Campaign

National "Erase the r Word" Campaign

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Wednesday is national erase the "R" word campaign.

A group called "Meet in the Middle" launched their annual campaign this week.

The Abilene high school group has been asking students to take the pledge to stop using the "R" word because it is offensive to special education students.

They sign up to take the pledge at a table during their lunch break.

They are then given a sticker with a note. The sticker helps promote conversations which is exactly what

Mellanie Myers said they need.

"We're really trying to get it out to our student population because a lot of the times their just joking when they call their friend that and they don't realize they could be hurting someone," said Myers.

The group is a partnership between students with and without disabilities to build social inclusion on campuses.

The group has already beaten their record from last year by getting more than 500 students to take the pledge.

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