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FINANCIAL INEQUALITY: Disability, Race and Poverty in America

Nanette Goodman
Michael Morris
Kelvin Boston
With a Foreword by Donna Walton

Donna Walton discusses the triple jeopardy syndrome, which African American women with disabilities face due to race, gender, and disability biases in society, and how it affects their employment stability and financial stability. She emphasizes the need to increase awareness of the intersection of race and poverty on the challenges faced by people of color with disabilities, and encourages social service systems to approach disability and poverty from an integrative paradigmatic model that removes barriers and prevents people of color with disabilities from remaining at the bottom rung of the economic ladder.

Walton also stresses the importance of nurturing a respectful and positive attitude towards people of color with disabilities and raising a higher consciousness to remove the cultural resistance towards people with disabilities. She suggests that policies and awareness can calm the waters for those struggling upstream to financial stability, and that serious conversations about race and disability must continue to remove the barriers and improve the economic stability of people of color with disabilities.

Read this complete study by the NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE on FINANCIAL INEQUALITY: Disability, Race and Poverty in America

 

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