Friday, April 16, 2021

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  • Thank you for your thoughtful insights. I agree with you on the powerful effects of labels. We are so socialized into using labels that we often don’t see it’s powerful effect. I agree with you that the word disability sends the message that this person is “less than” others. We all come to this earth with various talents, abilities, and struggles. Yeah, your son is different, but aren’t we all different from each other? Why does your son’s difference have to be labeled while my differences go unnoticed? And, although we are all different, we share a common humanity with one another. I love this line from your article : “the way we use language also exposes our injustice and our inhumanity.” This inequality has become so normal for many of us in our every day language that we won’t notice it unless we take the time to think about what we are really saying.