Subjective Forms Of Medical And Social Discrimination

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This study will define the subjective forms of medical and social discrimination that are imposed on people with disabilities due to being considered a “minority group.” The dispute over the social circumstances of disabilities has often been framed through the traditional “social model” or “minority” to define discrimination, but the majority of ‘able-bodied” persons tend to create the policies and rules for protecting the rights of disabled people. However, the argument that impairment and illness is a part of all human experiences defines the necessity of a new social model to include “disabled” as a part of humanity, and not a minority. Persons with disabilities have often been defined as a sub-set of humanity, since they have been medically defined as being disable in a narrow view of their condition as minorities in the healthcare system. This type of limited …show more content…
Roberts’ political activism on the campus of Berkeley defined a new range of identity perspectives that overcame the problem of “minority status” for other disabled students that attended the college. The problem of political and medical representation was finally resolved in the case of Roberts, since Governor Jerry Brown made him Director of the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for the State of California in 1976. In this case, a disabled person was given direct access to policy decisions that were made at the governmental level, which is not the case for a great many disabled person that are often subjected to decisions made by non-disabled persons. However, the case of Ed Roberts defines the problem with the social/minority model of minority identification of disabled persons, which alienates them from the social, and political aspects of policy-making decisions about their rehabilitation, healthcare, and mobility in

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