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Empathy, Ignorance & Discrimination

I have experienced my fair share of discrimination in my lifetime, and I don't expect it to abate any time soon. Discrimination is driven by fear and borne of ignorance, and although it is a simple enough concept to fit into a single sentence, it is not such an easy problem to solve.

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What does a girl have to do to change inaccurate perceptions of disability?

I am a rather nauseatingly positive person and would like to believe that people are generally quite reasonable. When an issue is debated or a point of view is articulated, based on real facts and not conjecture, I would expect that people would respond thoughtfully and respectfully. But no. This is not always the way it plays out, Sandi.

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