Persons With Disabilities
January 1, 1900
If you are a person with disabilities, you are invisible at best, or an inconvenience at worst. There are no laws protecting you, or granting you access to special services. You are helped primarily by church groups and religious charities.
Your ability to get assistance in any other way is based mostly on whether you can afford it.
There is a growing movement that argues that "feeble-minded" people - those with mental disabilities - should be eliminated from the population through forced sterilization and eugenics programs.
You see, Charles Darwin's new theories are being used by people in all kinds of ways. The misuse of Darwin's theory of natural selection is pushing some people to support a kind of "survival of the fittest" philosophy. That doesn't translate into much support for those with disabilities.