Dis/ability critical race studies (DisCrit): theorizing at the intersections of race and dis/ability

  title={Dis/ability critical race studies (DisCrit): theorizing at the intersections of race and dis/ability},
  author={Subini Ancy Annamma and David J. Connor and Beth A. Ferri},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={1 - 31}
In this article, we combine aspects of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Disability Studies (DS) to propose a new theoretical framework that incorporates a dual analysis of race and ability: Dis/ability Critical Race Studies, or DisCrit. We first examine some connections between the interdependent constructions of race and dis/ability in education and society in the United States and why we find it necessary to add another branch to Critical Race Theory and Disability Studies. Next, we outline the… 
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