In today’s Leftist narrative, even disability rights advocate Helen Keller is not exempt from white privilege.
In a recent article from TIME Magazine, black disability rights activist Anita Cameron comments, “[T]o some Black disability rights activists, like Anita Cameron, Helen Keller is not radical at all, ‘just another, despite disabilities, privileged white person,’ and yet another example of history telling the story of privileged white Americans.”
In reality, Helen Keller is a historical figure who lost her sight and hearing at the age of nineteen months. It is speculated now that this was due to Scarlet Fever. However, her teacher Anne Sullivan was able to creatively instruct Keller on how to interact with others. Her story is read in schools across the world, and she is often heralded as an inspiration.
Cameron’s comments have yielded criticism, especially from members of or those involved in the disabled community. Mary Vought told the Washington Examiner, “As a mother to a child with a disability, this is extremely offensive. Helen Keller dedicated her life to advocating for those with disabilities and illness. To suddenly cancel her now because of her skin color is not only outrageous, it’s racist.”
Cameron also caught the attention of prominent political figures.
As of the time of this article, Cameron has not released an apology via Twitter or any other news outlet.