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    `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Seven employees at a state-run home for the mentally disabled have been suspended for allegedly staging a "fight club" among residents.

    Corpus Christi Police Captain Tim Wilson says the fight clubs were uncovered when someone gave an off-duty police officer a cell phone containing videos of fights at the Corpus Christi State School. Wilson says the videos show mentally disabled adult clients punching, shoving, and striking each other while the employees watch.
    another example of Humanity at its finest, although i must admit i did chuckle when i read the headline

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

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    `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded



    another example of Humanity at its finest, although i must admit i did chuckle when i read the headline
    The real retards here are the employees of that place.
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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.
    A word itself isn't inherently derogatory. The context in which it is used is the determining factor.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    A word itself isn't inherently derogatory. The context in which it is used is the determining factor.
    some people are overly-sensitive, like Kali

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.
    Everyone has their sensitivities. My sensitivity is poison sumac. Yours happens to be calling a retard a retard.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.

    Retarded is not a slur when it is applied to the retarded.

    Just as "ignorance" doesn't mean "stupid", but has gained that connotation by continued misuse.

    These terms are not correctly applied as slurs, but as descriptions. Everyone is ignorant. It is a legitimate description of people who lack knowledge. Since nobody is all-knowing, everyone has a degree of ignorance.

    The word "retarded" is an accurate description of those who have limited mental abilitities.

    "Mentally Disabled" on the other hand, is an inaccurate term describing mental handicaps. The prefix "dis-" means an absence. Thus "Disabled" means "an absence of ability". In this context, it would mean that there is an absence of mental ability.

    That is not the case with the retarded. They have mental abilities, it is just that these mental abilities are... limited, or retarded, if you will.

    So in essence, the MORE offensive term would be claiming that those who have limited ability actually have no ability at all.


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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Retarded is not a slur when it is applied to the retarded.

    Just as "ignorance" doesn't mean "stupid", but has gained that connotation by continued misuse.

    These terms are not correctly applied as slurs, but as descriptions. Everyone is ignorant. It is a legitimate description of people who lack knowledge. Since nobody is all-knowing, everyone has a degree of ignorance.

    The word "retarded" is an accurate description of those who have limited mental abilitities.

    "Mentally Disabled" on the other hand, is an inaccurate term describing mental handicaps. The prefix "dis-" means an absence. Thus "Disabled" means "an absence of ability". In this context, it would mean that there is an absence of mental ability.

    That is not the case with the retarded. They have mental abilities, it is just that these mental abilities are... limited, or retarded, if you will.

    So in essence, the MORE offensive term would be claiming that those who have limited ability actually have no ability at all.

    blah blah blah

    now make me a ****ing drink already

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Retarded is not a slur when it is applied to the retarded.

    Just as "ignorance" doesn't mean "stupid", but has gained that connotation by continued misuse.

    These terms are not correctly applied as slurs, but as descriptions. Everyone is ignorant. It is a legitimate description of people who lack knowledge. Since nobody is all-knowing, everyone has a degree of ignorance.

    The word "retarded" is an accurate description of those who have limited mental abilitities.

    "Mentally Disabled" on the other hand, is an inaccurate term describing mental handicaps. The prefix "dis-" means an absence. Thus "Disabled" means "an absence of ability". In this context, it would mean that there is an absence of mental ability.

    That is not the case with the retarded. They have mental abilities, it is just that these mental abilities are... limited, or retarded, if you will.

    So in essence, the MORE offensive term would be claiming that those who have limited ability actually have no ability at all.

    exCUSE me sir, it's "differently-abled" or "handi-capable." please refrain from using your bigoted slurs.
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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.
    Do you think being retarded is a negative thing or a positive thing ??

    I think retarded is a negative, so it doesn't need any "connotations".

    The word is just fine, its not mean, its just accurate. The individuals in question had thier mental development retarded by injury or disease/disorder. The word is accurate, and there is no reason not to use just because some childish ninny doesn't want to be reminded that bad, is bad.

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