And yet again

And yet again, recently I was informed by a disability stakeholder that all people with disabilities and families should be viewed with the same lens because of the commonality of disability.

It is because of the long established theory of intersectionality (1989) that disability stakeholders are irresponsible when they do not examine the relationship between disability oppression and race oppression.

Intersectionality teaches us that multiple forms of oppression do not act independently of one another. Instead these forms of oppression interrelate, creating a system of oppression that reflects the intersection of multiple forms of discrimination.

Jane Dunhamn, Director NBDC