When Is Separate Unequal? A Disability Perspective

ISBN-10: 0521713811
ISBN-13: 9780521713818
Edition: 2009
Authors: Ruth Colker
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

Ruth Colker is Distinguished University Professor and the Heck-Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University. She is the author of Hybrid, The Disability Pendulum, and American Law in the Age of Hypercapitalism , all available from NYU Press.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Anti-Subordination Above All: A Disability Perspective
The Mythic 43 Million Americans with Disabilities at the Workplace
K-12 Education
Higher Education and Testing Accommodations
Voting
Reflections on Race: The Limits of Formal Equality
Index

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