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An award-winning investigative reporter and feature writer


The Charlotte Observer follows Associated Press style, and that style meant the use of the word "retarded" back in 2007. The AP changed their style on this in 2008 and again in 2012.  The term  is used here to  accurately present historic documents.  History should be shown as it was, even if ugly; the AP did change and modernize their language, and replaced "retarded"; I personally support inclusive, progressive, and less-pejorative language evolution in general. 

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