Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Below the Bottom Rung of the Economic Ladder
Nearly 40 percent of African Americans with disabilities live in poverty (as compared to 27 percent of all individuals with disabilities and 12 percent of all working-age adults without disabilities).
Statistics show that African Americans with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty than any other disability group (Latinos, White, Asian populations). In 2017, we must put a spotlight on the intersection of disability, race and poverty for a new chapter in African American and disability history.
In his most recent blog for The Huffington Post, NDI Executive Director Michael Morris explores the connections between race, poverty and disability in America.
Read the blog.