Social justice is for everyone, including people with disabilities - Marlee Matlin


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Disability On Disability Discrimination Needs To Stop. Now

I represent, in one person, several groups and intersections. As a black lesbian with disabilities currently struggling to make a living, my life has been interesting and challenging. I find it disheartening and disturbing when I see people and groups who have been oppressed by the dominant culture in turn, oppress other marginalized groups and people. It’s particularly disturbing when I see this among groups of people with disabilities.

I have never understood why this happens. I know intimately how it feels to be discriminated against for being all of who I am. Knowing that pain, I am vigilant about not perpetuating injustice…

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