Relational Equality and Disability Injustice

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Jeffrey M. Brown JD, PhD Department of Philosophy, University of Northern Colorado,

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Disabled people suffer from pervasive inequalities in employment, education, transportation, housing, and health care compared to those who are not disabled. Moreover, people with disabilities are often subject to unjustified stigma and pity. In this paper, I will explain why these disadvantages violate relational egalitarian principles of justice. As I will show, my argument can account for both kinds of inequality that disabled people face.

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