Hand-Up or Handout - The Americans with Disabilities Act and Unreasonable Accommodation of Learning Disabled Bar Applicants: Toward a New Paradigm
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Williams, W. Ray.
INTRODUCTION|In the past three decades, the United States government has largely abandoned its mission of uplifting the downtrodden. Protection of the poor and dis-empowered has waned, and preservation of civil rights and affirmative action initiatives is withering. The federal judiciary displays what one observer calls a "growing discomfort with the slightest hint of special preferences." With one notable exception, the collective national consciousness is becoming less sympathetic toward efforts on behalf of racial minorities and other traditionally underrepresented groups, notwithstanding claims of past or present discrimination. The exception is the protection of the disabled. No longer are disabled persons summarily excluded from America's plenty. The position, if not the sentiment, has shifted from indifference and exclusion to accommodation and differential treatment. Ironically, disabled individuals, are gaining significant protection while the identifiable minorities are losing ground...
34 Creighton L. Rev. 611 (2000-2001)
Creighton University School of Law