Departure from traditional approaches to disability

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departure from traditional approaches to disability law based on rehabilitation, benefits, and entitlements. The US approach to defining disability reflects a larger debate in disability literature regarding power of law to adequately address many ways people with disabilities may experience disability discrimination. ith disabilities act:(katharina heyer) The ADA is considered the world's first antii discrimination law based on the social model. It defines it as a civil rights issue and lays out clear mandates for equal opportunities, social inclusions, and accommodation for disability difference. The ADA helps in disabled people not being discriminated against for jobs as well as helping children with disabilities (IDEA) which helps children with disabilities that affect them academically. Overall the ADA has two goals which are equal treatment and anti-discrimination of people with disabilities. Part b 1.what is legal geography?( 2 marks)discuss the three stages of eviction of africville(6 marks)discuss how national mythologies are involved in the memorialization of africville(3 marks)How does nelson’s research on africville challenge law in the books ? (4 marks) Legal geography is the regulation of space that includes borders on the municipal provincial or state ,international lever or even defining the public and private sphere. When we contextualize legal geography in the subject of race relations,poverty and the separation of the public and private sphere we find that legal geography is not only an issue of law on the books but is used for social exclusion on the basis of race that is enforced without consent and is violent that is justified by The perceived “threat to public safety.”when we examine the case of africivl nelson ,our analysis from a spatial approach first that legal geography is violent ,and not innocent (nelson 2000) The arrival of black refugees into Nova scotia during the war of 1812 resulted in black immigrant being allocated “space” that was rocky and unsuitable for farming.Immediately black residents were forced in conditions unequal to white settlers.despite this setback africville farmers bought land in the 1840s hoping that they would have better future. Conditions made by the city of halifax made life increasingly difficult for the residents of africville by creating unsanitary conditions in africville by the denial of basic services such as garbage pickup benying building permits ,the lack of clean water and sewer systems ,and building polluting idustries on the space of africville .also in an attempt to drive the residents away the city dump was placed next to africville .Which the residents were forced to depend on by salvaging metals and other goods.these social and health conditions imposed by the city itself supported a racial discourse of blacks that they were dirty uncivilized and doomed to fail.furthermore the constructed narrative that africville was rampant with crime and disease
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supported a violent “relocation”of africville residents in order to “rescue “them by
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