Ableism

First, a definition. “Ableism” is a set of beliefs or practices that devalue and discriminate against people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities and often rests on the assumption that disabled people need to be “fixed” in one form or the other (Center for Disability Rights). Often, it comes from abled people with good intentions.

To help shed insight into such behavior, the Washington PostĀ consulted 25 disabled activists and scholars, including representatives from several national disability organizations, to create a quiz that can help someone learn more about ableist thinking.

Find the quiz here, and see how you do, or share with people who need it!

 

 

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