Disability Rights in Al Jazeera English

This fine article includes quotes from several disability rights leaders including Joelle Brouner, Duane French, Don Brandon, and Curt Decker.  It is interesting that Al Jazeera is one of the handful of media outlets that “groks” the fact that people with disabilities constitute a civil rights group. They beat the New York Times and Washington Post and many other top U.S.A. publications that cannot seem to grow beyond their non-disabled (ableist) prejudice of portraying us as inspirational super crips or objects to be pitied.

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