Professor Kimani Paul-Emile, an associate professor of law at Fordham University and associate director of its law school’s Center on Race, Law & Justice, published a 72-page report titled “Blackness is a Disability”. Professor Emile bottom line is being black in America is a ‘disability,’ she argues that while Africans Americans might initially spurn the “blackness as disability” label, it can actually be a wise courtroom plan. From my own personal research, U.S. colonial slave legislation has already recognized this fact that she has shed new light on in the context of modern disability law which derives from civil rights legislation. For example, S.C. Negro Law 1790 is titled: The Status of the Negro, his Rights, and Disabilities
I think her suggestion of invoking disability law in conjunction with other civil rights private rights of action in any cause of action brought in the courts is nothing less than necessary. I interpret her method as fruitful in addressing the “white privilege” that judges provide to white defendants, white plaintiffs and white counsel in direct violation of the code of judicial conduct which in turn violates the constitutional right to procedural due process that opposes relief that Moors may seek in the courts throughout the United States.
To the left is a page of legislation from the State of Georgia. The Legislation is title “Disabilities of Persons of Color” The South Carolina version is titled “Rights of the Negroes and his Disabilities”. These examples demonstrate Governments are well aware that legislation was used to impose disabilities on enslaved persons and their descendants. It’s my opinion that these enactments caused African Americans to suffer from personality disorders. Additionally, the provisions that address the color of persons enslaved should fall squarely within the concept of “Skin Disorders”.