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Disability rights news and analysis from The Nation
March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
March 1, 2021
A Disability Day of Mourning: Remembering the Murdered and the Vulnerable
On March 1 every year, communities gather to read aloud the names of disabled people killed by their caregivers.
January 22, 2021
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
October 22, 2020
The Disabled Community Doesn’t Want Your Pity
Why former telethon participants are protesting the return of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most famous fundraising effort.
June 1, 2020
Biden’s Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good
His campaign, however, is not yet consistent with the goals of his own plan.
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March 25, 2020
These Kids Are in the Crosshairs of Covid-19
Reopening the economy would put immunocompromised children in danger.
March 24, 2020
From Noncompliant Bodies to Civil Disobedience
, a new documentary that explores the roots of the disability rights movement.
March 10, 2020
Where the Heck Is Joe Biden’s Disability Plan?
For the first time, disability has been foregrounded as a major issue in Democratic Party presidential politics—except by the front-runner.
David M. Perry
January 31, 2020
Blocked Parking Spots, Broken Sidewalks, and Boulders: How Common Spaces Fail People With Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to ensure that we all had access to public spaces, but the implementation has not always lived up to the law.
January 10, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Has Made Disability Rights Central to Her Campaign
The candidate’s engagement with #CripTheVote is a sign that disability politics has finally gone mainstream.