The Tragedy of the Social Security Disability Program

Can we fix this dehumanizing and wasteful disability benefits system?

Allison Bishins
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6 min readAug 16, 2022

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While editing the recent book, Social Security Disability Revealed: Why it’s so hard to access benefits and what you can do about it, I did some background research on the efficacy of the program, so I understood the topic I was working on. I was surprised (perhaps naively so) to learn the racist roots of the overall Social Security program, and that people of color are less likely to have access to Social Security disability…

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Allison Bishins
ILLUMINATION

I am a teacher and consultant helping businesses connect with community. Eclectic background in urban planning, marketing, non-profits + environmental policy.