Last night, May 17th, 2016 had completed an arduous journey that began my paper in Hate Crimes and Bias course almost ten years ago and that was when I discovered about Alexander Graham Bell’s hate-motivated attitudes toward Deaf people. My goal is to have Deaf community guided and have their lives restored and turn their life around.
I was invited to a special event as a guest called “Hate in America” hosted by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Investigation Discovery, Peacock productions, and Newseum and had secured two excellent ASL interpreters. They were very good and thank you! Since I was the guy who founded along with late Carl Schroeder, Deaf Hate Crime (DHC), it was my duties to talk about hate crimes, hate speech, and hate literature what Deaf people actually experience every day even charges Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a hate group. SPLC study hate groups in America.
The panelists were: Richard Cohen, President of SPLC, Heidi Beirich, Director of Intelligence Report for SPLC, Congressman James E. Clyburn from South Carolina, and other panelists.
For example, Meredith Sugar, president of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to scold Nyle DiMarco, a Deaf fellow in a hate language written in Washington Post on April 1, 2016. We all remember that, right?
After having a meeting with Southern Poverty Law Center Co-founder, Morris Dees and talked about it and giving me a chance to talk more about it later which is good news! I now write those words in the highest honor that I get the wish to meet Morris Dees. It is all about self-sacrifice that allows myself to believe in my principles and help Deaf community as much as I can. Thanks to some people who actually believe in me.
Morris Dees, Co-Founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jason “JT” Tozier, Co-Founder of Deaf Hate Crime
The best is yet to come!
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