Analysis Of Injustice In Out Of My Mind By Sharon Draper

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Injustice is the lack of fairness in justice directed towards an individual or group. There are numerous accounts of injustices in our society today, some may be observed as directed towards criminals, races, and those with special needs or disabilities. In the novel Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper, the main character Melody suffers from a disease called cerebral palsy. This disease prevents her from speaking and being able to control her own movements. She has a photographic memory, but because of her disability she is prevented from speaking her mind and many doubt her ability to think on her own. Intellectual disability is a disability that has a number of limitations both in intellectual function which may include reasoning, learning, problem solving, and in adaptive behavior. Adaptive behavior covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. Melody was wrongly diagnosed with an Intellectual disability by a doctor to see how smart she was to be put into school. According to the text the doctor said,” Mrs. Brooks…it is my opinion that melody is severely brain-damaged and profoundly retarded.” However, maybe the doctor was…show more content…
Dimming was quick to tell Catherine that Melody shouldn’t be there to take a tryout test for the quiz team, and later the whole team ended up discriminating her for her disability. “You know; I don’t think it’s appropriate for Melody to be there. This is not a recreational activity just for fun. The purpose of this meeting is to choose our official team.” Catherine was quick to tell him the law and politely let Melody take the test. This is law is called the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) it is a civil rights law that doesn’t allow the discrimination of a disability in employment, state and local government programs, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. To which the violator, nearly Mr. Dimming, would have to pay a fine of $55,000 as well as $110,000 in following
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