Brian Michael Howell (bmhowell@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU)
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 12:44:44 -0500

I agree with this post, although I can't think of a resolution which
could expect much more. I wonder if anyone could suggest how this issue
could otherwise be approached.

On Fri, 19 Apr 1996, Mary Irving wrote:

> For those on the list who are members of the AAA -- did you read
> the resolution on disabilities adopted last November? We are
> supposed to vote on it.
> "It is moved that the American Anthropological Association, in
> keeping with the American Disabilities Act, urges faculty to adopt
> and apply an attitude of acceptance, adventure, collegiality, and
> respect toward disabled persons in the attainment of their goals,
> and commit themselves to becoming knowledgeable with regard to
> disabilities through interaction with disabled persons (including
> students), seeking expert input, and
> reading texts outside of mainstream anthropology on the topic of
> disability."
> I can't very well vote "no", but I find it hard to vote "yes", for
> all it really says is "be nice and read a little." It's not bad,
> it's just nothing -- the proverbial "lowest common denominator."
> Mary Irving <IRVING1200@DELPHI.COM>