This received in the footer of an email today:
"ABC" is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. "ABC" Programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.Isn't this crazy? Why not mention, just for completeness: "number of limbs, color of eyes, criminal record..." According to the above, a 3 year old has a right to access to all ABC's programs and materials.
Once you define a human being by what distinguishes him from another, you break up the unity of the human race. Why not just say "everyone who is found capable of participating in such programs"?
By the way: the above picture does not have a hand-less individual. It lacks true diversity.