Today was the national release of the Ben Stiller film "Tropic Thunder". This film portrays people with intellectual disabilities in an extremely negative manner. We at The Arc of North Carolina are launching an educational campaign to counteract the portrayal of these negative stereotypes.
Here is how you can help....
1. Read more about our state and national efforts: Visit The Arc of North Carolina website and The Arc of the United States website.
2. If you have a Facebook account join the Tropic Blunder, Stop The Thunder page.
3. Sign the petition to Stop the R-word.
4. Contact your local movie theatre manager and ask them if you can hand out information regarding why the "R-Word" is hate speech.
5. Post your feelings about the movie "Tropic Thunder" on this blog!
6. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
We encourage you to take action today!!