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10-26-17 | All Are Created Equal…Kind of | Romel Mackelprang

> Dialogue leader: Romel Mackelprang Director of Disability Studies at EWU Mark & Elizabeth England's 1194 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. Late-comers, please use the back door.   Discussion: The culture wars in the US have brought people together to protest against racial  and ethnic violence, xenophobic policies, violence against women, and LGBTQ rights.  Perpetually lost in the battle for human rights are people who live with disabilities. Disability is  almost universally seen as a tragedy or affliction. Hitler’s mass extermination of disabled  Germans was labeled tough minded mercy, at Nuremberg. Today, prominent ethicist Peter  Singer and others argue that it is morally justifiable to euthanize disabled infants. Social policies  often prohibit disabled people from working. People with mental health disabilities such as  depression are viewed with pity or as morally deficient. Yet, drawing strength from the civil  rights and women’s rights move