Anyone who has set foot on campus this winter is aware of the university’s appalling neglect of its own walkways. While the university doesn’t bother to hide its disdain for the safety of its own students, staff, and visitors, let us take a moment to acknowledge the ones who are really getting given the finger here: disabled people.
By allowing the campus to reach a state where even the able-bodied struggle to get around, the university has found an effective and inexpensive way of discriminating against anyone with mobility issues, among other types of disability. As if the lack of accessibility within many of the buildings wasn’t bad enough, the university has made it a challenge for many people to even set foot on campus. Let’s not treat the problem as an annoyance but as the clear case of discrimination that it is.