Real equity means including people with disabilities in philanthropy
Published on The Chronicle of Philanthropy | APRIL 2, 2019
Real Equity Means Including People With Disabilities in Philanthropy
By Rich Besser and Darren Walker
This year, the United States will celebrate 29 years of civil-rights progress under the Americans With Disabilities Act. And yet the more than 56 million Americans with physical, sensory, mental, cognitive, or intellectual disabilities — as well as those living with a chronic illness — continue to experience deep and persistent inequality.
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