We call her Mama! One of our Elders of the African Communities in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, United Kingdom 🇬🇧! One of our Elder at Women Integration Network(WIN).
I was very touched when she made an observation that after over 20 years in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 the bad treatment she gets from some Glasgow bus drivers.
Mama is physically challenged but active in the community. She alleges that some bus drivers refuse to stop for her and sometimes they deliberately refuse to aid her into the bus or a sit before driving off leaving her frightened that she is lucky not to fall! This is still happening on a regular basis.
She sometimes wonder if this ill treatment is because she is frail and walking with an aid or because she’s black race?
This is a shocking and sad development and we urge and appeal to these bus drivers and bus companies to desist from such inhumane treatment of our aged!!! Let’s say a big No to age discrimination!!!