Monday, June 18, 2007

We Call Our Indoctrination Education

2006 Citizenship Studies GCSE paper.

The United Kingdom Government takes equal opportunity very seriously and has set up special agencies to promote people’s rights. The Commission for Racial Equality provides advice on racial matters while the Equal Opportunities Commission promotes equal opportunities for men and women. More recently, the Disability Rights Commission started work to promote the rights of disabled people.
In spite of this, discrimination sometimes takes place. This is where one person is treated differently simply because of their gender, religion, race, ethnic group or disability. If you have been the victim of unfair discrimination, you can get help from your Citizens Advice Bureau, Law Centre or trade union. They will be able to advise you what to do. You can use civil law to object to unfair discrimination.
All of us have responsibility for treating people fairly whatever their race, sex or disability. We can also make it clear to others that unfair discrimination is unacceptable. Some people have formed pressure groups to campaign for changes in the law and support victims of unfair discrimination. Groups representing disabled people, such as the Disabled Parents’ Network, have been very successful in doing this over the last 10 years.

This looks like standard Guardian stuff to me - I'm not at all sure how this will promote social cohesion. Interestingly there's one area of discrimination law which the paper slides past - that of discrimination against homosexuals. Perhaps they decided class discussions in places like the new forced-integration Burnley schools would be too divisive. After all, if one community thinks they should have their heads kicked while the other thinks they should be thrown off tall buildings - well, that kind of disagreement can escalate.


Anonymous said...

It's a sick joke. Disabled people have been campaigning for years for greater access to facilities. We have abortion laws that favour eugenics. However, we still have 2million+ people that are claiming to be so seriously disabled that they couldn't possibly get a job, not even in an office.


Where are these people? I never see them.

What awful ailments are they suffering from?

Have you noticed that the various disability charities are now sending out collection bags demanding "rights" rather than help.

Fine. But with rights come responsibilities. Seems to me if society gives disabled people the rights to access to work, then society also imparts a responsibility on the disabled to actually get a job.

Take way the impediments that prevent the disabled from having a job and they are no more impaired than someone wearing glasses.

verity said...

When you do occasionally see a disabled person their faces are so screwed up with self-righteousness you want to run their wheelchair or taxpayer funded motorised wheelchair into the canal.

Why can't they be taxi dispatchers? Call centre workers? I mean, how able-bodied do you have to be to sit in front of a computer and talk into a phonepiece? Why can't they be ticket sellers? Why can't they be monitors of the vast banks of CCTV screens? Warehouse dispatcher?

Except for the truly genetically unable or previously healthy people who have been disabled by an illness or a horrific accident, what is this "disabled" scam?

TomTom said...

You should keep abreast of the EU Commission's plans to expand discrimination law to cover genetic differences, social origins, and wealth.......

They also plan to extend National Insurance to the self-employed at employee rates

Source: Die Welt yesterday