Discriminating the Blind
February 24, 2007 5:05am CST
In the newspaper the last days we have read alot about a certain story over here. It is about two friends that after an iron Maiden concert was denided access to the bar in wich the "after-party" was held. The reason for them beeing denied was because the security guard couldn´t guarantee their satety among all these people (hard-rockers) The 2 friends were blind and feel that they were beeing discriminated just because of this fact! The security guard says that they beeing blind was the reason he didn´t let them in, but he also said that it was because there was ALOT of drunk and messy people in there and noone was sitting still sipping their beer. he was concered for their safety.. So is this discrimination? The 2 blind guys think so and they are sueing the security guard and the resturant... I think it is discrimination - but at the same time I do understand the concernes that the security guard had.. What do you think?
• United States
24 Feb 07
I think it was more of a guardian angel attempt. the guard had good intentions rather than bad. He didnt want someone who couldnt defend themselves well enough to get hurt. Its a little difficult to defend yourself when you cant see a threat coming at you. I think what the guard did was admirable, but, they were functioning adults who can come to their own determination about their safety. As for being the blind people bieng upset, i can understand their side of the equation too but they should probably be glad someone cared enough to look after their welfare. But it probably won't go that way. they'll cry discrimination and some lawsuit will probably ensue.