A week ago I responded to a call for experienced street medics to come to Ferguson, Missouri to provide emergency first aid at the spectacular protests that have captured the imagination of the whole country and beyond. In addition to that mission of directly providing care, I’ve had two…
One of my favorite fashion bloggers also turns out to have some on-point advice for fellow white people.
Solidarity means acknowledging the particular horror of anti-Black racism by police & justice system. #DisabilitySolidarity
True allyship does not skirt issues of systemic #racialinjustice that’ve plagued a nation, but faces it full-on #disabilitysolidarity
Anita Cameron @adaptanita
One thing we should do as #disability orgs is be consistently in solidarity with poc, whether disabled or not. #disabilitysolidarity
Dominick Evans @dominickevans
if it’s not your experience w/ oppression not your right to debate the validity of the experience #DisabilitySolidarity
dia Brown @autistichoya
Ableism depends on racism & racism on ableism. Why else the idea that Black is stupid, that escaped slaves were crazy? #DisabilitySolidarity
I am gunna be posting lots of the stuff from
Answering the call: a conversation on race disability and accountability.
These things will use the twitter hashtag #disabilitysolidarity which i am putting on tumblr. Reblog stuff so that lots of folks can see it.
Sabina England @SabinaEngland
Deaf black people have been assaulted or accused of making gang signs while communicating in American Sign Language. #disabilitysolidarity
White disabled folks must stop using POC experiences of racism as metaphor for experiences of ableism. #disabilitysolidarity
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