"Avoiding offensive statements and gestures is a basic common courtesy," writes Lucy Kross Wallace. "But the more closely we examine everyday language, the fuzzier the line between offensive and innocuous becomes."
The task of criticizing Black Lives Matter (BLM) is immediately complicated by a deceptively simple question: What is BLM? A slogan, a movement, an ideology, an organization? The answer seems to change depending on who’s asking.
Individuals with serious psychiatric disorders are disproportionately and catastrophically impacted by psychiatric stigma, facing unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and alienation from society. But despite the magnitude of these injustices, mental health campaigns tend to focus primarily on milder disorders or challenges that aren’t disorders at all, and Stanford is no exception.
Remember that autism comes in many different flavors, and all autistics are valid and worthy of respect.