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What Should You Do When Your Favorite Celebrity Gets Autism Wrong? – Pacific Standard | Circa June 2017

Talking (and tweeting) with Kim Rhodes and William Shatner about learning to be an autism ally. By David M. Perry Kim Rhodes. (Photo: The CW) Kim Rhodes’ voice   Kim Rhodes’ voice crackles with static as she calls me from her car. The actress, best known for her recurring role in the long-running show Supernatural, promises me […]

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It’s time to break up the Department of Homeland Security (Opinion) – CNN

David Perry says the bigotry under investigation at the Border Patrol, the overreach at Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the terrible conditions in border facilities show an DHS, it’s time to dismantle the catch-all department, forged in fear in the aftermath of 9/11. Source: It’s time to break up the Department of Homeland Security (Opinion) […]

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Righteous librarian slays a gambler on ‘Jeopardy!’ (opinion) – CNN

Emma Boettcher’s ‘Jeopardy!’ win is a victory for the humanities, at least for one night, writes David Perry. Responding to reports that Boettcher plans to use her winnings to pay off student loan debt, Perry says it shouldn’t take winning a game show to pay off the cost of one’s education. Source: Righteous librarian slays […]

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College cheating scandal is the tip of the iceberg (opinion) – CNN

David Perry says we don’t need a cheating scandal to know the playing field isn’t fair when it comes to college admissions or success. But maybe with this indictment, we’ll get just a bit closer to changing that unfair status quo. Source: College cheating scandal is the tip of the iceberg (opinion) – CNN

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Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut was fun; now the hard part (opinion) – CNN

I’m a Minnesota Democrat and I voted for Amy Klobuchar, writes David Perry. Now Perry wants her (along with other declared candidates) to show her work so he can understand what her centrist vision for Democrats in 2020 really is. Source: Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut was fun; now the hard part (opinion) – CNN

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Six Disability Leaders on What They Want From 2020 Presidential Candidates – Pacific Standard

On February 4th, 2016, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in their final debate before the New Hampshire Democratic primary. That night, Clinton’s closing statement followed a script that resembled her stump speeches and previous debate appearances: She listed specific groups that experience discrimination and for whom she’s spent her career fighting. Until this point in the […]

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2018’s Most Horrific Sign Of Things To Come Was People With Disabilities Dying In Disasters | HuffPost

There has never been a threat to humanity quite like catastrophic climate change. But it won’t affect all humans equally. Source: 2018’s Most Horrific Sign Of Things To Come Was People With Disabilities Dying In Disasters | HuffPost