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De-stigmatize disabilities

By Cody Laplante | January 29, 2013

So we’ve all heard of the “F” word, the “B” word and the “N” word. Well what about the “R” word? That’s right--“retarded.” How many times a day do you use it? We have all heard of the campaign “Spread the word to end the word,”...

Racial jokes may do more harm than good

By Taurean Small | February 7, 2011

When it comes to comedy, I was always the first person to laugh at the "distasteful jokes." Not because they're funny all the time, but because I felt the need to break the ice. I'm sure you can imagine how hard it is to entertain a crowd of people who...

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