Wheelchair Basketball Event Offends Student Activists

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

wheelchair basketball photoEveryone is offended:

The Red Eye, a popular recreational event at the University of Alberta, has been accused of promoting “ableism” due to its wheelchair basketball tournament and the game known as “sledge hockey.”

Red Eye’s organizers admit that the event “attracts primarily able-bodied participants.” This is a big problem for some people, it seems.

“Wheelchair basketball should be for physically disabled people who need wheelchairs,” said Ophelia Brown, a disability advocate.

Photo by mesaba

Photo by mesaba