Black History Month autism

I hope you have time to read this informative posting on Respect Ability that both honors famous Black Americans with disabilities and reflects on the realities and challenges that continue to shape the lives of all Black people with disabilities. (I found the link on the ARC Westchester’s Black History Month page.)

It reports, among other things, that there are 3.2 million working-age African Americans with disabilities, most of whom face structural barriers to success. Also, “for many of the 1,158,862 Black students (K-12) with disabilities in America today, the deck is stacked against them due to factors such as structural racism, and schools being funded by local property taxes, ‘which perpetuates a cycle of poverty.'”

Inspiring celebrity profiles cover Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelo, Solange Knowles and so many more.


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