If you think blind people are accepted in modern culture, ask yourself how often you see a blind character in a tv series who is actually a reasonable character not either a pathetic blind person or a super human.
Your correct The paralell isn't quite the same, since in America it took a change of law rather than physical alterations to fix the equality of black people with respect to busses, but it's surprising how similar many of the attitudes such as avoidence sterriotypes etc can be.
This isn't to say to go too far the other way and become arsy about it, but really it's amazing how much collective attitudes doaffect people's lives.
Take my mum for example, back in the sixties when she was a teenager she'd spent her entire life in a school for the blind with positively dickensian rules, and when she qualified she was told streight off "there are only three jobs blind people can do, typing, telephony, or physio therapy" ; (she chose the physio).
As I said this isn't to go too far the other way either, since being reasonable is important, but so is recognizing that yes, society's attitude does matter, and no, society's attitude towards disabled people in general and indeed particularly towards those with very visible and none trendy disabilities such as blindness aren't good.
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