Item description for The Bad Cripple (CounterPunch) by William J. Peace...
Eighteen percent of Americans-that's nearly fifty-four million-say they have some form of disability, yet this "minority" is not visible on Main Street USA. William J. Peace-author, activist, professor, and the bad cripple in question-contends that, although legislation exists, the segregation that occurs is due to the denial of these people's basic civil and human rights. Issues of accessibility could easily be solved with existing technology, and therefore should not continue to be a problem. The barrier that remains to a more equal existence is bigotry, a learned behavior that Peace, along with a growing movement for disability rights, aims to change.
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Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 1904859801 ISBN13 9781904859802
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More About William J. Peace
William J. Peace has been paralyzed since he was 18 years old. He has spent much of his life analyzing the social implications of being a person with disabilities in the United States.