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00:54 Feb 3, 2020
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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Additional field(s): Anthropology, Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: ableism
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
Discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities.

Example sentence(s):
  • Last week a more graphic form of racism, and ableism, took place at the debating society. As has emerged from eyewitness reports and shaky camera footage, postgraduate student Ebenezer Azamati, a visually impaired black student, was dragged out of the chamber by his ankles. HuffingtonPost
  • I’m using the language of ‘disabled people’ here in line with a social model of disability which recognises that people with impairments are disabled by society through the effects of ableist attitudes and systems rather than the functioning of people’s minds, bodies and senses. Open Democracy
  • Ableist social habits can be as profound a barrier in the workplace as stairs and narrow doorways. Paying attention to these habits can be the difference between mere nondiscrimination and actually giving disabled people both the physical and emotional space to excel and bring maximum value to the organizations they work for. Forbes
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Definition from Educalingo:
Ableisme adalah satu bentuk diskriminasi atau prasangka sosial terhadap orang kurang upaya.

Example sentence(s):
  • Ableisme adalah corak sosial di mana orang yang kurang upaya diperlakukan secara berbeza, kepada tahap yang tidak perlu, daripada mereka yang tidak. - EFerrit  
  • Ableisme adalah isu sebenar merentasi semua pergerakan sosial yang mesti ditangani, pembebasan haiwan tidak terkecuali. - The Meridian Cafe  
  • Ableisme mungkin bermaksud kapsyen yang patah apabila seseorang cuba menonton Netflix, atau ia mungkin bermakna perniagaan enggan membuat bangunan mereka dapat diakses oleh pengguna kerusi roda. - Fitness Online  
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