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"Prejudice, attitudes, beliefs, stereotyping and discrimination directed at people of African descent, and is rooted in their unique history and experience of enslavement and its legacy.
A deeply entrenched in Canadian institutions, policies and practices, to the extent that anti-Black racism is either functionally normalized or rendered invisible to the larger White society.
Is manifests in the current social, economic, and political marginalization of African Canadians, which includes unequal opportunities, lower socio-economic status, higher unemployment, significant poverty rates and overrepresentation in the criminal justice system. " Ontario.ca
Ableism is defined as" a belief system, analogous to racism, sexism or ageism, that sees persons with disabilities as being less worthy of respect and consideration, less able to contribute and participate, or of less inherent value than others.
Ableism may be conscious or unconscious and may be embedded in institutions, systems or the broader culture of a society. It can limit the opportunities of persons with disabilities and reduce their inclusion in the life of their communities. "
Disability Justice is a framework that "examines disability and ableism as it relates to other forms of oppression and identity (race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, incarceration, size, etc.)."
Patty Berne writes , "that a Disability Justice framework understands that all bodies are unique and essential, that all bodies have strengths and needs that must be met....All bodies are caught in these bindings of ability, race, gender, sexuality, class, nation-state and imperialism and that we cannot separate them. "
Disability covers a broad range and degree of conditions.
A disability may have been present at birth, caused by an accident, or developed over time. Section 10 of the Code defines “disability” as:
Systemic Ableism is described as the physical barriers, policies, and practices that get in our way and exclude [disabled folks] from full participation and equal opportunity. It is also the ongoing failure of people to fix these things. Systemic Ableism relies on normativity or “the way things are”, which passively [excludes disabled folks]. 
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