[ ey-buh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm /
discrimination against disabled people.
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Origin of ableism
First recorded in 1985–1990
OTHER WORDS FROM ableisma·ble·ist, noun
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Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.
British Dictionary definitions for ableism
/ (ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm) /
discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
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