Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination continues to exist even though In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a number of countries, including the United States, passed laws aimed at reducing discrimination against people with disabilities. The articles listed below address this issue.

Our Hearts of Darkness

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Kevin Swanwick: Overcome with emotion, it took me several minutes to compose myself enough to approach and offer this young man a smile and a “thank you.”

Man with Parkinson’s Sign Responds to Teabag Hecklers

Teabaggers

Robert Letcher: Medicare paid for brain surgery that significantly mitigated my suffering. When I got my brain implants turned on, life became almost ordinary for awhile–and we all cried tears of happiness. That’s why I can honestly say that I am not driven by “EGO”; rather, I am driven by “I-OWE”.

Is Texas Still Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners?

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Denkowski loses his license, 17 men on death row may have their cases re-evaluated, according to the Alexandra Andrews: Observer. But some have already been executed. In one case, Denkowski first determined that an inmate was mentally disabled but changed his mind when prison guards found books in his cell. The inmate said later that he stacked the books to use as a chair.

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