Here's A Question For You To Ponder

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United States
April 8, 2021 11:44am CST
I am legally blind, and need help to see where I am going. If I choose to not shop alone at a Black-owned business because there are no tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI) to guide me how to walk and where to go, am I being a racist, or is the business owner engaging in ableism by failing to check his/her privilege? https://www.mic.com/articles/121653/6-forms-of-ableism-we-need-to-retire-immediately
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@marguicha (170846)
• Chile
8 Apr
Nothing to do with racism of course.
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• United States
8 Apr
Of course. Nothing to do with it at all.
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@marguicha (170846)
• Chile
8 Apr
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• United States
8 Apr
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@CarolDM (127031)
• United States
8 Apr
Of course you are NOT being a racist. You have to shop where it is accommodating for your needs. Nothing to do with race.
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• United States
8 Apr
Exactly. And, I know you know what my point is.
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@CarolDM (127031)
• United States
8 Apr
@Chellezhere Yes I do.
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• United States
8 Apr
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@jstory07 (102960)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Apr
No you are not being racist.
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@DocAndersen (37998)
• United States
9 Apr
well being legally blind would absolve you of visual racism. But the other side, if the shop owner wasn't asked to add a tactile system they are simply uninformed. If they are asked, and refuse then they are abilist. IMHO!
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• United States
9 Apr
I believe that all municipalities should insist that all businesses within their jurisdiction be ADA compliant for all potential customers and not just those in wheelchairs.
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@DocAndersen (37998)
• United States
9 Apr
@Chellezhere i agree with that - but you just changed your question! Most cities "strongly recommend" adherence, but many struggle with even the basics (safe cross walks). But based on your new statement I would then say if the city had mandated it, then the shop keeper was abilist.
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• United States
9 Apr
@DocAndersen Yes. And, I had not changed my question, per se. The answer I was looking for was that the shopkeeper was being an ableist (even if it was unintentional).
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@TheHorse (128292)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Apr
Good question! I'd say it's the latter, as your decision not to shop there is not based on race.
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• United States
8 Apr
Correct.
@LindaOHio (62719)
• United States
9 Apr
That has nothing to do with racism.
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@wolfgirl569 (39058)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Apr
Not racism if you cant find your way around it would be hard to shop
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@RebeccasFarm (26836)
• Denver, Colorado
9 Apr
Oh the Church of the Wokeness..such nonsense