What It’s Like to Have a ‘Retarded’ Cousin

In Short: Grateful.

WiLt Contributor
Apr 20 · 3 min read

Written by Ken Wright

A teen who clearly sees more humanity in her brother than disability. (Photo: jarenwicklund on Yayimages)

I a “heart-to-heart” with a neighbor child this morning who called a physically disabled man “retard” as he rode by him repeatedly on his bicycle. The boy isn’t naturally malicious, just exposed to a really crap role model for his parent.