Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on the cruel toll of disability hate. The author, who although admits that harassment is prevalent among disabled children in schools, is of the opinion that harassment amounted to bullying and not a crime. His position on the matter, however, is met with different opinions from media students investigating the prevalence of hate crime in Britain (The Guardian, 2010). Through the students, the author understands the gravity of the matter but even then, he sets to justify the claims of the advocates and supporters of people with intellectual disability. His findings show that indeed, hate crime is rife in Britain. This fact is compounded further by the deaths of David Askew and Raymond Atherton among others on grounds of continuous harassment and harassment (The Guardian, 2010).
This newspaper article pinpoints the fundamental issues of social justice in Britain in a very vivid manner. The author cites various instances that ultimately raise questions as to whether there is social justice in the country and if there is, then just how serious is the issue taken. In the train, for instance, while very young girls harass the author, no one seems to care. It seems that there is a tendency for people to mind their own business, and no one is concerned about the other. In addition, the very fact that no one seems alarmed. This tells that it is an issue that has existed for long making it appear as normal.
The author also tells about his inquiries where he is told about the horrific experiences the intellectually disabled people face. In particular, the advocates and supporters of these people inform him of the scorning that these people are subjected to including being sellotaped on trees and being beaten up (The Guardian, 2010). What is more shocking is that even with such levels of humiliation, the intellectually disabled tend not to be believed when they report the incidents. .
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