Re: Debian, lists and discrimination
On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 01:07:25PM -0700, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 09:37:40PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> >>Don't assume there are stairs preventing the wheel-chaired person from
> >>getting onto the basketball court; SHOW THEM to us. The fact that few
> >>wheel-chaired people are into playing basketball with normal people
> >Talk about language shaping perception...
> >>doesn't mean that the gymnasium is discriminating against them.
> >What about if you've got two gyms, one which has a number of
> >wheelchair-basketball players, and one that has none. Would you perhaps
> >wonder why one of those gyms had a different representation?
> No, I wouldn't wonder. It is a fact of nature that birds of a feather
> flock together. Forcing different kinds together mostly leads to
> conflict and inefficiency.
But why did they all decide that one gym would be better for them? Yes, it
might have entirely been pure coincidence, and if so, that's the end of it.
But as the proprietor of the unpatronised gym, I might like to know why I
wasn't getting any of that segment of business.