The Disability Health Research Center supports the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s statement on the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other Black people killed by law enforcement. Police violence and racism are both public health crises. As a research center dedicated to the reduction of health inequities, we stand in solidarity with the protesters around the world calling for an end to police violence and racism. We also acknowledge that police violence disproportionately affects Black disabled people, and that we must do more to support and amplify the Black disability community through our research and policy work.
We suggest these resources by members of the disability community:
- #BlackDisabledLivesMatter on Twitter to learn from activists across the country
- The National Council on Independent Living’s We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Plain-Language Resource on Police Violence
- Where to Donate to Help Black People with Disabilities