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Racism and learning disabilities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRacism in Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationChallenging Theory, Practice and Institutions
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages87-99
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000382181
ISBN (Print)9780367635039
DOIs
Published1 Jan 2021

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Publisher Copyright: © 2021 selection and editorial matter, Craig Newnes. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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Abstract

This chapter started life as a short paper published in Clinical Psychology Forum in 2018, which I was then invited to present at the 2019 annual conference for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) as part of a symposium on Racism, Psychology and Invisibility brought together by Craig Newnes. The choice of the last word - ‘invisibility’ - reflected the frustration that I and others presenting at the symposium felt at the reluctance at naming racism as a force experienced by our service users, in my case service users with learning disabilities and their families and supporters, and ever present in the institutions where we worked.

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