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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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When is Separate Unequal?: A Disability Perspective

ISBN13: 9780521713818
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.99

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This book does not start from the premise that separate is inherently unequal. Writing from an ‘anti-subordination perspective’, Professor Colker provides a framework for the courts and society to consider what programs or policies are most likely to lead to substantive equality for individuals with disabilities. In some contexts, she argues for more tolerance of disability-specific programs and, in other contexts, she argues for more disability-integrated programs. Her highly practical investigation includes the topics of K-12 education, higher education, employment, voting, and provision of health care. At the end of the book, she applies this perspective to the racial arena, arguing that school districts should be given latitude to implement more use of racial criteria to attain integrated schools because such environments are most likely to help attain substantive equality from an anti-subordination perspective. The book measures the attainment of equality not on the basis of worn-out mantras but instead on the basis of substantive gains.

  • Focuses on empirical data to suggest policy solutions
  • Offers a comprehensive investigation including consideration of education, employment, voting and health care
  • Takes a look at both race and disability literature

Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Introduction
2. Anti-subordination above all: a disability perspective
3. The mythic 43 million Americans with disabilities at the workplace
4. K-12 education
5. Higher education and testing accommodations
6. Voting
7. Reflections on race: the limits of formal equality.