Saturday, July 20, 2013

Justice Kennedy on Prejudice Towards Persons with Mental Illness

Prejudice, we are beginning to understand, rises not from malice or hostile animus alone. It may result as well from insensitivity caused by simple want of careful, rational reflection or from some instinctive mechanism to guard against people who appear to be different in some respects from ourselves. … There can be little doubt … that persons with mental … impairments are confronted with prejudice which can stem from indifference or insecurity as well as from malicious ill will.

Justice Kennedy, in his concurrence with the decision of Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett

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