28 January 2009


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20 January 2009

Happy Obama Day

So, like everyone else in the world I was watching the inauguration this afternoon. I saw one of the reporters interview an elderly black woman from Alabama. She was of an age to have lived through racial segregation.

She basically said (I'm paraphrasing only slightly) "We had to go to separate schools where the teaching was inadequate, sit in a separate part of the bus, use separate bathrooms...."

Anyone realise that sounds a bit familiar? Disabled children STILL get sent to separate schools with inadequate teaching. Mobility impaired people have only recently got the opportunity to be allowed on the bus at all, we're still at the point of being grateful for the opportunity to sit in a designated part of the bus. Our bathrooms are always separate too.