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Is Disability Studies Actually White Disability Studies?

White Disability Studies recognizes its tendency to whitewash disability history, ontology, and phenomenology. White Disability Studies, while not wholeheartedly excluding people of color from its critique,1

by and large focuses on the work of white individuals and is itself largely produced by a corps of white scholars and activists. White Disability Studies envisions nothing ill-advised with this leaning because it is innocently done and far too difficult to remedy. A synoptic review of some of the literature and related aspects of Disability Studies bears this out.