The accommodating point
Such a culturalist approach is blamed for placing collective rights in place of individual rights.
In this paper, I will argue that such positions are often based on a disregard of racial, gender and class inequalities.
Such approaches, which have variously been labelled ‘cultural’, ‘multicultural’, ‘diversity’ or ‘minority’ policies, share important common features concerning group recognition and group-based service provision.
A backlash has occurred in policy and in public discourse, with migrants being blamed for not meeting their ‘responsibility to integrate’, hiding behind what are perceived to be ‘backward or illiberal cultural practices’.
A guidance counselor for a large high school experienced severe bouts of irritable bowl syndrome, depression, and fatigue as a result of fibromyalgia.
He experienced difficulty in opening the heavy doors to the entrance of the school and had to make frequent trips to the bathroom.
The following is only a sample of the possibilities available.
She was accommodated with a wireless telephone headset to reduce neck pain and eliminate the repetitive motion of lifting the telephone from the cradle, a portable angled writing surface and writing aids to take written messages, a copy holder to secure documents, and forearm supports to use when typing.
A nurse with fibromyalgia working in a county health clinic experienced a great deal of fatigue and pain at work.
A few examples are an infection (viral or bacterial), an automobile accident; or the development of another disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or hypothyroidism.
These triggering events probably do not cause fibromyalgia, but rather, they may awaken an underlying physiological abnormality that is already present (Fibromyalgia Network, n.d.).