Ableism is defined as prejudice and discrimination based on one's disability or perceived disability. Ableism is deeply embedded in our society. It surfaces in policies, actions, media, and the language we use. While ableism can be intentional (like the killing of disabled people in Nazi Germany), more often than not, it's unintentional. But good intentions don't lessen the harm.
In 2020, Google searches for "ableism" doubled. That's good news. In order to grow, we must first recognise that there's a problem. If you want to know more about how to eliminate ableism from your life, a good starting point is avoiding ableist language.