The debates about ableism are an ongoing issue that our culture must resolve to able to serve the needs of all. Bigotry or acts of bias against certain groups or people with disabilities are referred to as ableism. Any individual who is oppressed as a result of a physical, mentally, or emotional disability is included in this category. Disabled people are human beings in the same way as the able-bodied are; their impairment does not define their character, talents, or capacity. We would be on the right road to mitigating discrimination in ourselves if we understand more about people with disabilities, engage with them more often, agree that there is bias in all of us, and focus on overcoming bias views and prejudices. Although, the key to progress rests in the social and environmental facets of culture. According to a 2002 survey, many people with ableism committed suicide as a result of depression. Often, if you have ableism and have been turned down for a career, you are unemployed, which can lead to poverty and hardship. In 1999, almost 18% of individuals with ableism were at risk of hardship due to unemployment. Finally, there have been many events in history, but some are particularly so. In 1971, psychologists began to recognize the severity of ableism after a survivor had been bullied because of their disability.
Because of assumptions and involuntary separation, disabled individuals are perceived as inexperienced and unreliable in the labor sector, and are violently victimized at a far greater rate than their counterparts. Ableism manifests itself in a variety of ways, all of which are subtle and sometimes unintentional. But it all starts with an attitude. For example, forms of bigotry that are widely normalized, such as using words in derogatory contexts, perpetuate the devaluation of people who suffer with developmental disabilities.