Physically and mentally disabled people are discriminated in the fields of jobs and education. Jordan Gallagher is a blind man who excelled in school and was very capable of a job but, "Hasn't had a job in three years. Many employers rejected him with a form letter or email, but one said outright: 'We don't hire blind people.'" (CNN Money). This is not the only way the disabled are discriminated, they are denied some times to go to college, "On many occasions disabled students are denied the right to go to college because they are turned away even though they have stated their disability." (Learning Disabilities Association Of America). These things effect the lives of all disabled people because they are limited to the opportunity they are given.
There were many things that were similar between the Civil Rights issue of the disabled and the African Americans. One of the similarities that they hold is that there were laws in place to prevent segregation that weren't followed. There is an Act called the The Americans With Disabilities Act that nearly States, "A mentally or physically challenged person cannot be obtained the right to job or lowered pay." (The Americans With Disabilities Act). But people still break that law by denying the people to a job or lower their pay because of their handicapped. In the 1060's blacks were denied jobs even though the separate but equal act was abolished. The whites believed that blacks either didn't deserve the jobs or deserved lower pay. Both of the movements had laws on their sides that weren't followed.