The Societal Flaw of Conflating “Impairment” with “Disability”

US Capitol Police Arresting Disability Advocates

In his book, Black Skin, White Masks, philosopher and anticolonial theorist Frantz Fanon cast this dynamic of blaming the victim as similar to how a conventional doctor views varicose veins as a condition caused by “constitutional weakness” in the varicose walls of a worker’s legs, when in fact the condition follows from exploitative conditions of overwork […]