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Anne Dalke's picture

Naming the disability

Following up on YJ's thoughts about the intersections of disability and race, I thought folks might take an interest in the February 16, 2003 New York Times Magazine article in which the disability rights activist Harriet McBryde Johnson describes her Day as a Token Cripple; you'll see it's hosted on a website for "anyone seeking progress in racial reconciliation." You may also find of interest both McDermott and Vareene's Culture as Disability, and Varenne's follow-up essay (written especially for Serendip!) On the Inevitability of Cultural Disabilities.

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