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Ableism is discrimination against disabled people. It can be physical barriers or negative attitudes and stereotypes. It affects education, employment, and other areas of life. Ableism is perpetuated by societal norms and impacts the quality of life and well-being of disabled people.

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Unlearning Ableism and Creating Care

Disability justice is critical as disabled folks continue to be excluded by capitalist and social barriers like inaccessible design, architecture, and organization.

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The accessibility symbol of a person in a chair painted on the side of a brown wall.

Disability Justice, Explainer

The disability justice framework allows us to properly address and dismantle oppressive systems to create an inclusive, equitable society.

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No, The Deaths of Disabled People Are Not “Encouraging News”

Following the backlash from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s recent comments, disability advocates say her remarks weren’t an “error” or “bad editing,” but the result of how ableist thinking devalues the lives of the chronically ill and disabled people.

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How Disability Exacerbates Anti-Blackness

Due to ableist and racist standards, the mere existence of Black disabled people increases their incidence of violent treatment and death.

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Three profile pictures of three Asian Americans in outdoor scenery. First, Megan Liang sitting outdoors at a restaurant with pizza in front of them; Jennifer Lee standing by a railing; Xuan Truing in a wheelchair in a green space.

Fighting for Visibility for Disabled Asian Americans

The AADI is creating a space for disabled Asian Americans to share their stories and be seen and heard in an ableist and anti-Asian society.

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Disability Justice

Disability justice is a social justice movement recognizes and challenges ableism, the discrimination and oppression of disabled people.

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This glossary provides shared definitions and concepts on terms necessary for anti-racist work. Select any word to get a detailed description, causes to support, action items, and related recent news.AllyshipAllyship…

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Ageism is discrimination or prejudice against people based on their age. It reinfornces negative stereotypes and biases about older people.

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White Feminism

White feminism focuses exclusively on the needs of white women, and doesn’t acknowledge the intersections of race, class, and other forms of oppression that affect marginalized women.

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