Disability Justice

Issues related to disability justice.

Protecting Disabled Students’ Legal Recourse Against Discrimination
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Protecting Disabled Students’ Legal Recourse Against Discrimination

The outcome of the Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools case will affect the redress disabled students have in resolving disability rights violations from schools.

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Unlearning Ableism and Creating Care
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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 Invisible Toll of Hair Loss and Alopecia
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The Invisible Toll of Hair Loss and Alopecia

Alopecia and hair loss stigma shames people with the condition into isolation due to the significance of hair in our society.

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How Disability Exacerbates Anti-Blackness
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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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No, The Deaths of Disabled People Are Not “Encouraging News”
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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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Conservatorship Reform Doesn’t End with Britney Spears’ Freedom
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Conservatorship Reform Doesn’t End with Britney Spears’ Freedom

Conservatorship reform intersects a larger movement for disability rights beyond the fight for Britney Spears’ freedom.

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Fight racist death row sentencing.

Pervis Payne, a Black man who was convicted for murder 33 years ago, will be executed in December, despite DNA evidence that could prove his innocence (CNN). While the execution of an intellectually disabled person is unconstitutional, the court didn’t recognize Payne’s disability at the time of his trial (Tennessean). The Innocence Project, a legal organization that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, is trying to stop Payne’s execution. As of today, “375 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 21 who served time on death row” (The Innocence Project).

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