Monday, April 04, 2005

D'Lil on Machan on ADA

Disability rights activist HollLynn D'Lil (she's the single person most responsible for making sure that Tennessee v. Lane, and not Medical Board v. Hason, would be the vehicle by which the Supreme Court would consider the constitutionality of ADA Title II) has this response to a piece Tibor Machan published a while back about the ADA. A taste:

Chapman College Professor Tibor Machan's opinion piece (March 8) on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims that the problem with the ADA is that "businesses are to be made the involuntary servants of people whose disabilities they do not consider profitable or otherwise worthy to accommodate."

Actually, what's wrong with the ADA is what is wrong with all civil rights protections in this country: enforcement depends upon the degree of enlightenment of the public. Unfortunately, Machan's piece does nothing to provide enlightenment.


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