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Terri Mauro

Hey, Ann Coulter, I've Got Some More Words for You

By October 24, 2012

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No HeartIf you spend much time reading special-needs blogs or following special-needs Twitter-ers, you've probably heard about the uproar over a tweet by Ann Coulter that used the R-word to insult the president during the most recent debate. This is one of those instances where the person using that word is not someone we would have hoped better from, or someone who perhaps hasn't thought out all the implications of using the R-word as an all-purpose slur, but a professional offense-giver who one might imagine being delighted at having caused such a fuss. I'm not sure how teachable the moment is in those cases, but I'm going to list some folks from my regular blog-reading rounds who are trying:

If you've seen a good post on this subject, provide a link in the comments. And if Coulter does decide to make some amends, I've got a quick apology template all ready for her, as well as a whole bunch of alternatives to the R-word to consider next time she's tweeting.

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