The emergence, importance of #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag

Carrie Elizabeth Mulderink

Abstract


In this essay, I look at #DisabilityTooWhite (Thompson, 2016) as an activist call to center the messy intersectionality politics in the disability community, specifically in terms of disability and Whiteness. I center my theoretical commitments within the realm of DisCrit (Disability/Critical Race Theory) to critique the interplay of race (ism) and ability (ableism). I further utilize thematic textual analysis to study the content that has been posted by Twitter users under the #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag. I use an inductive approach to my analyses by drawing themes from my research that fall in line with DisCrit's central commitments as a means to deepen the conversations about disability, Whiteness, and social media.


Keywords


Intersectionality; DisCrit; Whiteness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v40i2.6484

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