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Asserting beyond assumption: Confronting racism in disability organizations with Reyma McCoy McDeid


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Oftentimes in the disability community, racially marginalized leaders are expected–either implicitly or explicitly–to maintain a level of affability and decorum that can feel constricting to the point of oppressive.  Referencing the unprecedented interest in openly discussing race-based inequity in professional environments- including the nonprofit sector, academia, and other so-called “safe” work spaces- that has recently emerged, this talk invites both racially marginalized and white participants to critically examine how social mores must also be included in such conversations in order to truly facilitate just and equitable work environments for all.