The Intrusive Identification Demand is received by Disabled, BIPOC, and those with accents, dress, or indicators they are a different nationality. It is a microaggression that can include ableism, xenophobia, and racism.
“What’s Wrong With You?” : Intrusive questions about the physical body, medical industrial complex diagnosis, or narratives of trauma are often demanded from Disabled People in public spaces, professional or private exchanges.
“Where Are You From?” : Intrusive questions about nationality, birth place, ancestry, genetics, and vocal and physical presentation are often demanded from BIPOC and U.S. Immigrants.
Source: Calling Up Justice
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Seven things you should stop saying and doing to disabled people
What’s Wrong with Asking “Where Are You From?” by Rakshitha Arni Ravishankar
When I’m Asked Intrusive Questions About My Disability by Mary Bircher
“WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” AND OTHER PERSONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT DISABILITIES YOU SHOULD AVOID by Emily Landau
Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away
Where are you From? Film KenTanakaLA
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