The METO Settlement
Self Advocates: The "R" Word
Mary Raasch: The "R" word is a mean, awful, bad word. I don't think it should ever be used. It should be taken out of the vocabulary.
Roberta Blomster: Oh, I remember during the time I was working at McNamara Insurance Company in White Bear, one of my co-workers there was saying it, and I had to approach her and say, "This word really hurts me, and I would appreciate it if you don't say it anymore."
Interviewer: Did that work?
Roberta Blomster: Yeah. She... she stopped saying it, so...