September 28, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel: Legal Sorting Systems: Disability and the ‘Unfixing’ of Intelligence; and Testing to Sort Out ‘The Unfit

Ajitha Reddy Susan Schweik


Focusing on disability justice, IQ testing, and the legacy of a Great Depression-era experiment, Susan Schweik, author of “The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public,” will discuss how anti-eugenics projects sometimes fail to recognize their own underlying eugenic assumptions.

Chicago-based lawyer Ajitha Reddy discusses the ongoing influence of eugenics-originated intelligence testing in legal practices and case law.

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