Monday, April 30, 2012

Discrimination against people with disabilities

A school counselor of mine shared this article with me:

This is very frustrating. Yeah, there is still discrimination against all kids of people, whether they are black, white, gay, straight, etc. Of course, I can't touch on all of these subjects, but the subject I'd like to talk about is discrimination against people with disabilities.

Discrimination is just wrong. As stated in that article, a group of kids with autism were denied a visit to The Moscow Oceanarium because 'visitors don't want to see the disabled because it disappoints them. It is not acceptable.' And they were suggesting that those kids come on clean-up day, a day where the park would be closed to the public.

It's frustrating to be discriminated against. It makes us feel inferior to others. I know one example of that:

I think this was during my first year of college, but a group from the college, including me and a few friends, went to this place that had an obstacle course, it was like a ropes course where it was supposed to help build teamwork and such. As some of us got some gear to go up there, they pulled one of us aside. He told us we cannot go up and do the course and to come back during the week when there are more staff to help. We couldn't do that! We had class! We were upset! The director of the group then talked to the staff that worked there and we got to go up. I didn't go up because I'm afraid of heights, but my good friend went up, and he was the one they pulled aside. I just followed him around and cheered him on. I saw one of the staff just looking up at him and gaping like he was amazed. I just continued to cheer him on. Another friend of mine did the whole thing, the first and second part of the course, I think she was the only one to do so and boy was she fast! We thought we had lost her! I'm just glad we got the chance to prove to them that we could do it. Thanks again to the director of our group!

Discrimination against people with disabilities is a direct violation of our disability rights. We want to be able to enjoy life the same as others do without others putting us down! They degrade us and dehumanize us! Even if we're able to prove someone wrong, they should not even think to tell us we cannot do something because we are disabled! These human violations are wrong!

If you're being discriminated against, stand up for yourself! Don't let them put you down! If you see someone being discriminated against, fight for them!

Let's get active! Let's get involved! Let's stop the dehumanizing of people with disabilities!

Until next time, God Bless.
~ MissNiChloe


  1. Very nice! Thank you for sharing this experience! :)

    1. Thank you, but this isn't just about sharing my experience. This is about raising awareness of all these things I post about and will post about in the future. This is about making a change in the world. :)

    2. Very nice NiChloe. You are so right that we all need to stand up for anyone who is dicriminated against. We also need to encoursge people to stand uo for themselves though that is something I'm rather bad about. But you have inspired me to work on it =]