Forget Helen Keller’s remarkable story of overcoming blindness and deafness to become an inspiring public figure. To the ultra-woke, she’s just another white person.
Here the show-stopping quote from a new Time magazine profile of Keller:
However, to 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.
The gist of the Time article was that “disability scholars” tend to focus on Keller’s learning to communicate—told in the movie “The Miracle Worker”—and going on to have distinguished public career, while overlooking Keller’s political radicalism. Anita Cameron certainly one-upped Time.
Blogger Catherine Mortenson comments:
She can’t be serious. We’re talking about Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing and as an infant and in childhood was written off by her parents as incapable of learning. Through grit and perseverance, the same Hellen Keller learned to read and write and eventually graduated from Radcliffe College (now Harvard University). Keller is an icon for all Americans because she is a testament to the fact that every human being has value and should be judged based on what they can do, not on what they cannot do.
But Cameron is serious and, bizarre as her sentiment may be, she is representative of the wokest among us.