ableism

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00:11 Nov 25, 2019
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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Additional field(s): Anthropology, Medical (general), Journalism
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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