How to Easily be a White Ally to Marginalized Communities
Christopher Keelty

Some of us have invisible disabilities. İ have Meniere’s Disease and unless İ’m having a severe episode you won’t see that İ have severe dizziness or vertigo. Meniere’s Disease also causes hearing problems ranging from mild to being deaf. İ’m hard of hearing. You wouldn’t know that to see me. Deaf and hard of hearing people face discrimination. Meniere’s Disease also causes balance problems and sometimes people who have MD walk like a drunk. You didn’t mention discrimination against elderly people. People with mental disorders such as bipolar are discriminated against. My second husband who passed away at the age of 35 was Asian, bisexual, and he was bipolar. Not all people who look white are white. İ have Seneca and Oneida ancestry. There are many American İndians who have white skin. Some İroquois people and Alaskan Natives have white skin, blond/e hair and blue eyes. As far as books go, İ have read works by non-white people. İ have a nice library of American İndian literature. As for moving, İ did that big time! İ moved to Turkey to marry my wonderful husband who’s Sufi Muslim. İ follow an Earth-based spiritual path. We live in the beautiful seaside town of Şarköy Tekidağ Turkey. İ wish you and your loved ones all the best.

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