I do agree that Seperating is not the way to go, however, I'd call it idealistic at best if there is any belief that Discrimination can ever completely disappear. Not that I am in any way saying it shouldn't, but it is Human nature.Forever_ambivalent wrote: Just because it exists doesn't mean it should be made worse. Rather than giving up on trying to fix discrimination problems you should try to stop the discrimination. And no it doesn't create a place to get away from it. When white people were separated from black people it certainly did not help black people get away from discrimination ( rather the opposite). Creating a school for physically disabled people would be doing the same thing.
The best way to get people to stop discriminating against them is by getting them to realize that physically disabled people are no different to them. They just have a few problems. Seperating them would show that they are entirely separate people and is clearly not the way to go.
Also I don't see how this Is making a better environment for them. Rather it is secluding them from people without disabilities for no good reason. Any decent school can have all the equipment necessary and help physically disabled people live their life as ordinary citizens. For cases like arrhythmia there are pacemakers and ICD's alongside medicine and careful care from teachers to make sure nothing bad happens. They are as safe as they can be.
Also what if it is an specially good school? This is already a big problem with religious and gender based schools. Its quite unfair to people who aren't in that group. And its very common in the UK (some of the best schools are religion/gender specific).
I haven't met a single physically disabled person who wants to be secluded in such a way. It all seems too similar to the apartheid system and that is not good.
It exists at the basic core of things (Race, Gender, Religion, Homeland, sexuality, etc) and even on the most trivial of things (Which sport teams people like, area a person is born in, a preference of video game console, etc) I can't imagine where at one level or another that a person can't find discrimination. It would be better to honestly teach and brace people how to endure against it, rather than attempt to remove discrimination from others. (As if trying to use a bucket to remove sand from a beach.)