Sometimes it’s love and light, sometimes it’s love and light that ass up! In this episode, we’re joined by founder, inventor, and curator Adero Knott to discuss accessibility, disability, technology, and the ableist joke Chris Rock made that got him slapped at the Oscars.
What’s the Word? Accessibility. We define the term, explain how we prioritize accessibility, discuss its connection to disability justice, and talk about norms and how they harm all of us.
What We’re Reading. “Engineered Inequity” in Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin. Technology is often offered as the solution for racism, ableism and all the other ills of society. But what about when robots do racism better than humans? Through Benjamin’s book, we discuss the way technology can amplify the effects of historical and contemporary biases and discriminatory practices.
What in the World?! In this segment, we speak with founder, inventor, and curator Adero Knott about accessibility and its affective dimensions, how ableism is built into society, toxic masculinity, erasure of our Black “heroes'” disabilities, Tyre Sampson, why disability justice must be anti-capitalist, and the all important question du jour: Would we want our baes to do the same as Will Smith?!
Discussed this week:
Orange is the New Asylum: Incarceration of Individuals with Disabilities (Becky Crowe & Christine Drew, 2021)
The Cancer Journals (Audre Lorde, 1980)
Transcript will be available on our website here.