Disability/Diversity Discussion Board Posts (We, as a whole, need to work…
Disability/Diversity Discussion Board Posts
not recognizing disability as a mechanism of exclusion
I have noticed that sometimes people overuse the word disability for the wrong reasons and abuse it.
There is also an association that if people have a physical disability, they also must have a mental one as well. Those two things sometimes do not match up, so people should be taught that if you are talking to someone in a wheelchair, you should treat them as a
normal able bodied
person without questioning their mental ability to understand.
DisCrit focuses on ways the forces of racism and ableism circulate interdependently, often in neutralized and invisible ways, to uphold notions of normalcy.
DisCrit emphasizes the social constructions of race and ability and yet recognizes the material and psychological impacts of being labeled as raced or dis/abled, which sets one outside of the western cultural norms.
I agree that it is horrible that people thought African Americans automatically had a disability because of their skin color.
DisCrit considers legal and historical aspects of dis/ability and race and how both have been used separately and together to deny the rights of some citizens.
over-representation of minority students in special education (Ferri & Connor, 2006; Harry & Klingner, 2005)
gen ed and special ed spaces as not "separate but equal"
dis/ability as a mechanism for de facto racial segregation
reading about disability history evoking feelings of sadness
DisCrit privileges voices of marginalized populations, traditionally not acknowledged within research.
We, as a whole, need to work on
looking beyond color
so we can realize and understand all the issues that occur with the people around us.
DisCrit values multidimensional identities and troubles singular notions of identity such as race or dis/ability or class or gender or sexuality, and so on.
Crenshaw (1991) - intersectionality
critical legal studies, civil rights, and the limits of the law
excluding disabled people from minority status
As for the disabled themselves, I now have a new desire to help them find their voice. I think it’s about time they had a movement of their own.
DisCrit requires activism and supports all forms of resistance.
race is not just visual
disability metaphor (May & Ferri, 2005)
when it comes to injustice
with the exception of the use of minority prisoners to add to the population of “red states. (disabled by society)
(white women suffragists) I find it immensely disheartening that women did not use their newfound voice to uplift all repressed groups
Society teaches us that disability is not
We (non-disabled people) no longer
face on a day to day basis, and push them to the furthest reaches of our minds
disability as a
medical model of disability
Brown v. Board, 1954
Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975
myths of the normal curve and normal child uphold institution of schooling (Baglieri et. al., 2011; Dudley-Marling & Gurn, 2010)
"We should have learned this in high school."
DisCrit recognizes whiteness and Ability as Property and that gains for people labeled with dis/abilities have largely been made as the result of interest convergence of white, middle-class citizens.
We don't even think to focus on the people who are being treated differently for not only what they may look like, but also their
colorblindness and "racism without racists" (Bonilla-Silva, 2003)
color-evasiveness (Annamma et. al., 2017)