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A New Disability Advocate: The Ford Foundation

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation makes a public effort to include people with disabilities.  He explained his organization’s initiative on the foundation’s blog in an open letter, titled… 397 more words


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The Ford Foundation has long been a leader in philanthropy, supporting causes and efforts to repair the world. However, several disability advocates took the foundation and its president, Darren Walker, to task for omitting this key constituency. With noteworthy candor, Mr. Walker acknowledged his error of omission and issued a public apology, backed by a pledge to advocate for people with all disabilities. In this article I wrote for the blog of the agency I work for, Advancing Opportunities, I cite Mr. Walker's original letter, along with two very favorable responses from disability advocates.

"This Is What I Call Un-Presidential": Donald Trump’s War On People With Disabilities

Donald Trump, truth-manipulator-in-chief, has again run afoul of reality—this time when he spoke about his relationship with Americans with disabilities.

“Nobody gives more money to Americans—you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act—big act,” Trump confusingly… 812 more words

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