Statement from LDA on Equality


LDA visualizes a world in which learning disabilities are universally understood, so all individuals are accepted, supported, and empowered to live a self-determined life.  

As an organization, we acknowledge that our vision cannot be achieved as long as individual and systemic racism and structural inequality exist.  The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent examples of a society that systematically and historically fails to support and protect people of color and Black Americans in particular. 

 As we work to achieve our vision, we recognize that we must speak out against actions and systems that threaten the dignity and inherent worth of every individual.  

We stand with those who stand for justice and we affirm, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.” (MLK, 1958)