Ableism In The Black Community

Ableism In The Black Community

Charmaine Mufua and Editor: Stacey Alexis

Within the black community, it is very normal to hear or say the R slur. This is something that we as a community need to work on. Some people say “it isn’t that serious,” however it is. The R slur is used to oppress people with mental or physical disabilities. Why would you want to use a word that is harmful and offensive? I understand that you may have become used to using this word in your daily speech, but you can work to remove it from your vocabulary. You should educate yourself about the disabled community and become an ally/better ally.