Ambercrombie girl not beautiful enough, prosthetic arm unfit
Prosthetic arm offends their sense of beauty, go figure – updated
Story from New Zealand Herald updated June 30, 2009
The story of Riam Dean, a 22 year old law student has traveled around the world from London, UK to New Zealand and across North America. She was constructively dismissed by Abercrombie and Fitch, the American clothier.
Susan Boyle may be talented but plain: Riam Dean is drop dead gorgeous yet Abercrombie think her prosthetic arm is off-putting.
Discrimination against the disabled has always included a certain amount of social segregation and Dean’s case is a classic irony because of her natural beauty and intelligence. Many less attractive people with disabilities are discriminated against right off the bat. Continue reading →
Discrimination against people with disabilities at the University of PEI is similar to the exclusion of blacks at US colleges prior to the Civil Rights Act.
The discrimination is physical exclusion by the removal of a necessary physical accommodation i.e. accessible parking.
While the university has complex and logical arguments to bolster it’s drive to push the disabled off campus, the reality is that students with disabilities find it difficult to attend UPEI and graduate.
UPEI’s systemic discrimination is condoned by politicians and the establishment. It condemns young people with disabilities to a life of sub-standard education and low income.
Statistics show a demand of 150 parking places whereas the University is removing the last 3. The exclusion is contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. UPEI is a Jim Crow university. Continue reading →