Sunday, May 20, 2018

"United Shades" covers disability, probes whether it is a "group"; best and worst cities in US

W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades of America” covered disability tonight.
The best CNN link seems to be here

56.7 million people are “disabled” in the US.  The program explored the idea of whether disability should be an identity group.  Many people did not want to see it that way.

The worst city in the country for access for disabled people (in wheelchairs) is Boston, and one of the best is Overland Park, KS, suburb of Kansas City (KU is 35 miles away in Lawrence).
The program emphasized that anyone can become disabled, especially through accident or violence perpetrated by another.
The program also noted than in some European countries there are euthanasia procedures for some people with extreme disability. 

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