Race, Language, and Ability: Deconstructing, Reconstructing, and Transcending Borders of Normal

Brooke Prichard
Subini A. Annamma, University of Denver
Amy L. Boele, University of Colorado Denver
Janette Klingner


This commentary explores how conceptions of "normal" have been constructed around issues of race, language, and ability. By combining three theoretical frameworks, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Historical Activity Theory, and Disability Studies, the authors attempt to deconstruct, reconstruct, and transcend the perceived borders of normal.