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Dr. Issac O. Agboola’s Lecture I Never Got to See

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Last night, I was going through boxes filled with flyers, brochures, etc to clean up and found this brochure by MLK Library “MLK Week 2016: Jan. 11-20/Black History Month: Feb 1-29” and I decided to scroll through and saw this that I never knew about this.

Dr. Issac O. Agboola who recently passed away the other day, he co-lectured at MLK called Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African American Deaf Mission in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2016. It is too bad that I did not see his lecture. I am sure that lecture had been educational for everyone else. May Dr. Issac O. Agboola rest in peace.

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-JT

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Becoming a Better Student of Higher Learning

Deaf Art of the Decade

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David Call’s Deaf Soul Extraction. 2017.

That is exactly why Hate Watch should also monitor cochlear implant companies for the pillars of genocide. It is easy to think that the companies’ gets away with hate crimes. We should remember that many stockholders from the cochlear implant companies invading our lives each year, finding a way to dehumanize us, hoping to erase us as not productive members of the society.

With Hate Watch supporting Deaf community and rehabilitation, the survivors who once were a member of cochlear implant number like social security numbers; we need more stories from those survivors. As long as Deafhood framework heals those people, they will become more productive than ever. They can be pillars of Deaf community.

So, I decided to let my eyes to study Call’s work, I noticed that he was drawing 7th human subject, and decide to share my love of mathematics as Georg Cantor, a German mathematician once said, “The essence of mathematics lives in its freedom.” so, I went ahead and discovered with the help of numerology for 7 and seek for the meaning and it’s where it became interesting.

The number 7 is the seeker, the thinker, the searcher of Truth (notice the capital “T”). The 7 doesn’t take anything at face value — it is always trying to understand the underlying, hidden truths. The 7 knows that nothing is exactly as it seems and that reality is often hidden behind illusions.

By focusing on education, mentoring and empowerment, the aims are to eliminate hateful tactics. Cochlear implant companies are held responsible for the crimes they committed. Hate Watch would make all the difference. Appreciate cochlear implant survivors’ real life experiences, and frank and meaningful discussions in society.

The Deaf Soul Extraction by David Call should be the Deaf Art of the Decade. Period. Why not David Call earns the highest prestigious American honor called National Medal of Arts? The Deaf Soul Extraction should be brought and sealed into National Endowment for the Arts’ database. The United States Congress recognizes the National Medal of Arts. It was founded in 1984. The same year where the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the biggest mistake of human evolution and authority.

“In 1984, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first cochlear implant for use in adults ages 18 and older. Five years later, the FDA approved the first cochlear implant for use in children ages 2 years and older.” [The link will be shown in references below]

Food for thought. Notice something? Five years later, that’s 1989, right? That year where 12 Deaf children had been extracted their souls only to be carried into 12 coffins. It is a lifetime nail-biting experience. Cochlear implant companies and FDA’s actions raise the question–what are they getting out of destroying Deaf human beings? Will their business profit from a stripped-down Deaf community?

There are a lot of illegal conflict of interests and stop the bigotry and unconstitutional activity by cochlear implant companies and…FDA to the full extent of extraction and soul-wrenching fear of going against human authority and pursuit of happiness–Deaf community do not deserve to be target of a hidden agenda.

The art says it all! Deaf subjects have the essence of mathematics to live in the name of freedom! Cochlear implants are in the danger of hidden mathematical truth. They are now hidden behind the web of lies. Call’s work is all behind the illusionary art. It is a brilliant work. I nominate this artwork to be Deaf Art of the Decade.

-JT

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References:
https://report.nih.gov/NIHfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=83http://www.numerology.com/numerology-numbers/7

Foucault’s Pendulum: The Bone of Deaf Studies

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There has been an educational journey through Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) at Gallaudet University on 22nd of February 2017, Ryan Commerson asked a question for the panelists: “What is your Super Power?”

If I had a chance to say something, I’d say Michel Foucault. The super power grows on the tree of the strongest philosopher, and gave me an idea what would cultural history like. It seems that Commerson is a fan of Foucault as well, too.

He was born in 1926 and died in 1984, he knew how to organize principle of power wherein culture can be studied through the education of leadership, Foucault knew that the power could be a strategy attributable to functions, neither education nor politics.

Foucault once wrote, “My general theme is not society, it is true/false discourses: let me say it is correlative formation of domains, of objects, and of discourses verifiable and falsifiable which are assignable to them; it is not simply the formation which interests me but the effects of reality which are linked to it”

It is important to preserve Deaf culture to be studied through the ranks of leadership, education is bouncing up to the eyes of Deaf Studies, the truth about Deaf people to verify that they are the backbone of the American cities and towns.

Foucault was a genius. He would make you to question your own assumptions about truth– for example, in the Gallaudet halls of Deaf Studies department. The truth is that Gallaudet University happens because Deaf people exist.

When the question was asked on Gallaudet campus, the needs of strive to live by the values it teaches and to reflect them in lives of the Deaf everywhere and in their work as a world community.

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The super power makes all the difference to become more committed to higher education in support of intellectual freedom, the search for social justice, respect for differences, and a belief in collective responsibility for the welfare of all the Deaf people. Reading Foucault’s books would worth your time! It’d be proper to call the title, Foucault’s Pendulum: The Bone of Deaf Studies.

-JT

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My Reflection: Beyond Inclusion

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Wednesday evening, February 22nd, 2017, I attended an event called “Beyond Inclusion” hosted by Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) held at Gallaudet University. Ryan Commerson, the lead moderator in the event. I had mixed feelings though. First of all, within the community service, the panelists did an extraordinary time! It was a great learning experience!

I’m disappointed that the panel was not enough diversity as Ryan claimed that it is important to acknowledge during his presentation. All panelists were white. As what I meant by that, the panel did not invite a Deaf person of color on the panel. In the audience, there were at least 11 or 12 people of color. There was not enough diversity. Why can’t the audience see that?

When we talk about diversity, we become highly conscious of how it operates by comparing and appreciating our differences. In my opinion, diversity in higher education enhances economic competitiveness, promotes a healthy society, and strengths the community of higher learning and teaching.

How come Ryan did not expand his educational leadership in reaching and making a conscious effort to build health and diverse learning environments appropriate for CSD’s mission? The strength of our democracy depends on it.

An event misses out a professional experience like these makes me realize the paramount importance of supporting academically capable students with diverse importance whether the person of color should be recognized.

At the same time, I do not like the term, “diversity” as I would rather use “Intersectionality” myself because of Latin root, div- as in divide. Div-ersity. It is a negative connotation. Intersectionality is perhaps the most critical component in making powerful learning tools.

It is a lifelong growth–a special way of knowing how they are moving beyond surface learning (change) to deep learning (growth). Whether people of color on the panel would make a good leader who inspires, applauds, steers, and stands on the side. Yes, sometimes we would need to focus on intersectionality to encourage collegiality, and to create a setting in which each individual can change and everyone can grow.

Would CSD ensure that it would be a community service where higher learning happens for change and higher teaching promotes growth? Why can’t Ryan not see that, too?

-JT

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In Response For Nyle DiMarco

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So, here is first Deaf person to win America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 and Dancing With The Stars Season 22 and set up his YouTube channel, Nyle DiMarco and let people ask him random questions on February 15, 2017, Were You Bullied For Being Deaf?”

With due all respect for Nyle, that is where the buck has to stop there. Paddy Ladd, the author of Understanding Deaf Culture: In the Search of Deafhood,

Utilising their contacts in the scientific establishment and the media, a public climate has been manufactured which once again again proclaims the advent of the ‘miracle cure’ and suggests once more that ‘deafness is abolished’.” (page 159) and “In the case of cochlear implants, for example, one would expect the trumpeting of such a ‘cure’ to represent a contradiction to our absorbed miracle of the Little Magic Box. ‘If the box works so well, we might ask, ‘then why is such brutally invasive surgery deemed necessary?'” (page 173) 

It is exactly a good example of media manipulation when someone asked Nyle a question, “what’s your opinion on cochlear implants in relation to (the lack of) sign language acquisition?” That was un-American question.

I was surprised what his response was. First of all, please remember that I am not against people who are cochlear implant users, but I am against cochlear implants itself. Please remember that.

Nyle signed in 2:10 video, “Well, I have nothing against cochlear implants. I would support whatever a child wants to do whether their parents want to get a cochlear implant. Fine with that I have no say in that matter.”

Do you really believe that a child would say, “I want a cochlear implant” just like that? Remember, in 1989, 12 Deaf children died from cochlear implant surgeries—so do you think a child would say, “I want a cochlear implant and I want to die, too?” Please be realistic! It is the oppressive society (doctors, audiologists, stockholders, politics, corporate dirt bags) that manipulates parents to get their children cochlear implants. Is that not a bullying?

Did Nyle ever read a book called Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children by Laura Mauldin yet? I do not think so because if he read the book then he would not say, “I would support whatever a child wants to do.” I am telling you that the book would blow your mind away.

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Again, the book is very important for everyone to read and understand the truth. Beware; there are a lot of manipulations by people who are actually against ASL and even the state of being Deaf, too. That is a form of hate.

For example, Alexander Graham Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has done very good public relations by manipulating parents into getting cochlear implants.

I am certainly disappointed that people who look up to Nyle as a “celebrity” who gives a wrong impression about it. He was supposed to set a better example and stop lies how special cochlear implant industries are. I mean, he said that he is an activist even he said that he is passionate about language and literacy. Well, did he know that cochlear implants makes it worse and become the subject of language deprivation? Even language delay, too. Cochlear implants does not make better literacy.

It is all about cultural oppression. It is also about the organizing principle of power wherein culture can be studied through technologies of power (cochlear implant industries) and money.

Why not Nyle stand up and challenge cochlear implant industries and make progress, education, conflict, struggle and resistance? For American Sign Language [ASL], it is the truth that attributes to functions, neither economy nor power. ASL creates truth, and this truth produces a function of power.

Cochlear implants has been ongoing ill-advised and misleading term for years and years. No human being can restore anyone’s hearing; Cochlear implants depends a lot on battery economics is a BIG business, yet, it does not restore anyone’s hearing at all. That is reality. It is all about money.

Remember, cochlear implants “profits” over people…is that even an American way of life?

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-JT

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References:

Ladd, Paddy. Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood. 2003.

My Lecture at Gallaudet University

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Perfect Logo for Trump!

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I saw this logo by someone else who did this—what a creative idea! Donald Trump is not my president NOT AT ALL because he does not represent us and he does not deserve to be a president anyway. He is a hate-monger in the eyes of humanity. Since today is President’s Day, the presidents were supposed to be civil and do not practice hatred unlike Donald Trump do. This is perfect logo that matches Trump’s administration. Only a month later after he was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, he is already the worst ever in the history of humankind.

-JT

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Free Tuition and Housing at Gallaudet University?

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Why not Gallaudet University offer all DEAF students free tuition and free housing? Yes, as in spelling, F-R-E-E. After reading an article last night about University of Wisconsin-Madison “student government drafted a resolution that would grant Black students free tuition and housing that would help out centuries of racial inequities.”[Please look for the links in the references below] Because of long violent of racial terror, slavery and Jim Crow.

That makes sense. So, why not Gallaudet University offer free higher education for DEAF students? I will do my best to explain why they all should be qualified, no matter what the circumstances are. Deaf students on the campus should be bias-free and not to allow religious bigotry anywhere on the campus.

First, they experience religious terror and slavery because Deaf students are viewed as slaves to allow EPHPHATHA to terrorize their pursuit of happiness and their human rights to embrace the state of being Deaf.

As in slavery, in a Merriam-Webster definition, submission to a dominating influence–in other words, Gallaudet U. allows EPHPHATHA to be a dominating influence in hearing world. They have no business or hold the intellectual ground to own Deaf students as slaves as long as they are all cured to be hearing again. That is wrong!

Remember, EPHPHATHA means “be opened” and the objective of the goal is to eradicate the state of being Deaf. It is a dangerous game. Not only that, but Deaf students were required to show their dB tests to prove that they are Deaf–is that part of profiling, yes?

Why not make Gallaudet University as Deaf-centered? Do all hearing universities require hearing students to show their dB, too?  From Merriam-Webster dictionary on the term, profiling—it means ‘the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed characteristics or behaviour‘ therefore, EPHPHATHA has been targeting Deaf people on the basis of observed characteristics based on their state of being Deaf for a century and half.

The goal to make Gallaudet University a Deaf-centered, Deaf-controlled, and Deaf-oriented and seek to stop language discrimination, language bigotry, and language hegemony. Gallaudet University should set a good example of offering educational philosophy that Deaf people have human rights to learn, thrive, and succeed without being oppressed by the energy of EPHPHATHA.

Gallaudet University Manual of Operations declares “EPHPHATHA: Be Opened” and it is clear an Audism market or even hate-speech market to establish rapport in order to dehumanize and confound Deaf people on the campus.

It is time for Student Body Government (SBG) and Graduate School Association (GSA) to team up before the Board of Trustees (BoT) to have the term removed from campus. If Gallaudet University refuses to remove EPHPHATHA then be sure to check out The Peter Principle to make sure Deaf students have the rights to stop the oppressive traits. New people merge into the administration. Open-minded people. All Deaf.

That is why I think Gallaudet University should give ALL DEAF students free tuition and housing until EPHPHATHA is no longer welcomed on the campus. Does that make any sense to you?

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-JT

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References:

http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/02/19/university-wisconsin-student-government-call-free-tuition-black-students/

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/on_campus/on-campus-uw-madison-faces-lawsuit-threat-over-race-based/article_b14fe4ab-eb57-5077-962a-aa0994eceaf9.html

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slavery

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profiling

http://www.australia.edu/Resources/free-tuition-for-international-students.html

http://er.educause.edu/articles/2013/10/can-the-current-model-of-higher-education-survive-moocs-and-online-learning