Law Professor: Being Black in America is a Disability

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A law professor at Fordham made the claim that being a black American is a disability in U.S. society. The professor, Kimani Paul-Emile, wrote a journal article that said the following:

“Rather than focusing on malicious intent, disability law accepts the impact of even neutral actions, policies, and programs, directly confronting the ways in which social structures, institutions, and norms can ‘substantially limit’ a person’s ability to perform ‘a major life activity.’ It thus requires that even discrimination based on unacknowledged bias be addressed.”

 

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