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Forum Post: Disability and the 99%

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 28, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by jimboweb (0)
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It is great that OWS is trying to broaden its base to include more minorities, such as Blacks, Latinos and Asians. In order to even better represent America's 99%, consider also addressing the issues facing America's millions of people with disabilities.

People with disabilities are some of the hardest hit by the unemployment caused by this economy. Yet most of those who are unemployed are that way not because they can't work, but because of employment discrimination. Many people who would never discriminate against someone because of sex or race will still discriminate against a person with a disability, even if that disability does not affect their job in any way.

By addressing the disabled, you will bring many more into our group, that might not have considered themselves to be part of it. This will only make the group stronger.

Thanks, and keep it up.

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