Laurent Clerc: United Nations Human Rights Prize

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70 years ago on December 10th, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was brought up with the idea to recognize that as humans we adopt equal rights, freedom, and pursuit of happiness.

I just read the winners for 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize who deserve an award. From the United Nations website writes:

The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights.

In the past, United Nations Human Rights had given to someone who passed away such as Eleanor Roosevelt. Why not Laurent Clerc? He contributed to Deaf community in the heart of human rights. Establishing the first American Deaf School in Hartford, Connecticut. For next 50 years, the school had trained many Deaf students in the field of educators to teach Deaf pupils to be successful. Laurent Clerc’s spirit embodies the self-determination of the newly Deaf space; his thoughts are still considered the strongest influence in Deaf people’s bodies, minds, and spirits.

Laurent Clerc’s quote:

“A knowledge of history is extremely useful; it lays before our eyes the great picture of the generations that have preceded us; and in relating the events which passed in their time…it lays before us the precepts of the wise…of all ages…”

There was no “rehabilitation” program or education for Deaf students. Laurent Clerc predicted the importance for future of the Deaf citizens to preserve and perpetuate in the language and culture, protecting and promoting ASL. French influence upon American Sign Language (ASL) and intellectual life of the Deaf has become quite pronounced as the result of the contact between Deaf people to seek for higher education. Not only in America, but influenced Canada as well, too.

Last September 2018, United Nations recognized its first International Day of Sign Languages, and it is a huge step. There was more than 70 million Deaf people living world wide, according to the World Federation of the Deaf, the higher education is pretty difficult to grasp, only two percent out of 70 million Deaf people have the human right access to a formal education.

Since Laurent Clerc’s arrival in America, his mission has been to provide quality individualized education honoring the talents of Deaf students, making sure they were given the highest opportunities to acquire academic skills necessary for success.

Making sure the long journey, the dark moments of doubts and struggles, going through series of emotional, mental and physical—and the feeling in a life time would end up being over, until Laurent Clerc’s arrival made sure it was never over. It was very much part of human right. Being the state of Deaf is a human right in the highest form of freedom.

Honestly, I do think Mr. Laurent Clerc deserve United Nations Human Rights Prize, the largest honour of lifetime work. What do you think?

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-JT

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References:

https://usdeafhistory.com/tag/laurent-clerc/

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/news/dspd/international-day-sign-languages.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Prize_in_the_Field_of_Human_Rights

 

 

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Facts & Frauds in Cochlear Implants

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IMAGE CREDIT: Jeffrey Beatty

The cochlear implant data is the greatest mockery of Deaf children. The golden ratio is also where it begins with the greatest truth to measure whatever it is. Since the “invention” of cochlear implants, has been manipulated a ratio that is critical in nature and is forgotten in Deaf culture what it should be.

That’s the stage of truth that is not being told. That’s the exploitation of Deaf people. The golden ratio is the greatest pattern that not only shows the gaps of oppressing Deaf people—perhaps endless lies and manipulations of Deaf identity. What exactly is cochlear implant? How did it limit the supplement of Deaf identity?

Remember the book, “Deaf Identities in the Making” by Jan-Kare Breivik to begin critical thinking in Deaf identity.

As for the data, with honesty for showing mathematical hypothesis, in a website with reference below: “In mathematics, a hypothesis is an unproven statement which is supported by all the available data and by many weaker results…” Those thoughts we need to examined in the root of deficit thinking, and the data is the most critically phenomena of our Deaf humanity.

The whole point of the post to understand humanely with data about 0-5 years old language acquisition that would uplift the proof of torture and cruelty on Deaf babies with cochlear implants is overwhelming and incontrovertible, detailing an unlawful practice that was far more brutal and unnecessary than previously known.

Unfortunately, the world is not Deaf-centered in our lives because it is heavily populated with sound-oriented and speaking. In the name of world we live in, the question to ask, if these hearing people actually listen to themselves? Did they ever “speak” with the Deaf? What about the medical and scientific arrogances that exist in this world?

The greatest main idea is that the Deaf mind is a single subject, and we need to examine more in the three areas of: development, survival, and empowerment of state of being Deaf.

With the data we see above, the definition of Deaf in the broadest sense of humanity, the data of the Deaf mind is the area of advanced statistics to battle out to understand more about the systematic oppression which means we need to have data to keep the fittest of survival to seek quest for the state of being Deaf, nothing can complete that answer better that way.

-JT

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Reference:

https://planetmath.org/hypothesis 

 

What’s the Best Qualification for Dean of Student Affairs at Gallaudet?

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The Search Committee is currently looking for a new Dean of Student Affairs at Gallaudet University. It must be not someone who is very much attached to Gallaudet University, for example, fraternity ties, and white privileged Deaf men.

I am very glad that they’ve picked two Deaf people of color on the committee and it is critical moment. The candidate should be non-white, because Gallaudet University has been always dominant in white supremacy and we all know that. We cannot deny that. It is time for a major change.

However, I am very concerned about Lauri Rush, who is very much biased. Under her watch, she failed to stop suicides at Gallaudet University. There was couple of suicides under her watch that she rejected those innocent Deaf students who were seeking help psychologically and emotionally because she was too lazy and too judgmental.

Why is she on the search committee in the first place? Why is she still the director for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)? She was very much supportive of Dwight Benedict’s actions even though she knew it was criminal act and got away with it.

There were some words around the campus that Carl Pramuk might take the helm, again, he would do anything to protect fraternity boys at any cost. Again, another white privileged Deaf with fraternity ties. Especially rape culture.

Not only that, but also there were some talk that Tommy Horejas, he was so dumb that he does not even successfully understand the foundation of Sociology and Criminology. He once taught class at Gallaudet University: Sociology 220: Sociology of Deaf and Deafness and he told the class why the high percentage of Deaf people divorced because they switched to lesbian or gay lifestyle. No, it was LOVE! He is so dumb. Please do not let him take the position.

Dwight was the biggest predator of all in the history of Gallaudet campus. He let those boys got away with it. Not even one with criminal charge. It is all because he had the power as Dean of Student Affairs. By the way, Dwight could not write at all. He paid late Carl Schroeder to do all of his homework. I am not kidding. Dwight really cannot write at all. A third grader writes better than him in real life. He got away with it. Fucking lucky asshole.

He is also biggest racist in real life. He told a Deaf Black female student not to walk like Black and got her suspended from Gallaudet University with Persona Non Gratia (PNG) for five years just because she was walking like Black. It was so racist that Dwight laughed his ass off. What he did was a hate crime. There are more real-life stories that you do not know how much racist and sexist Dwight was.

I am deeply concerned about the ability of Dean of Student Affairs to confront the many challenges it faces both honesty and not to let criminal acts got away. Not the example of a bully just like Dwight Benedict was.

My concern has been compounded by the failure exhibited by the current university administration to understand the nature of integrity of critical thinking in problem solving without bias. This disdain for Gallaudet University is aggravated by the excessive influence of bullying and oppressive practices by Dean of Student Affairs.

The New Dean of Student Affairs must be:

-Must not be a white Deaf fraternity ties

-Must be outside of Gallaudet

-Deaf

-Must not inside Gallaudet propaganda

-Collective goals

-Believability and credibility

-Not fear-monger

-Stop favoritism

-Stop elitism

-Truth

-Fairness

-Academic Freedom

-Constitutionality

-Justice

-Equality Under the Law

The laundry list goes on.

-JT

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Can We Stop Hate in Progress?

...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.

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Charlottesville, Virginia. The site of Heather Heyer. October 2017.

There has been a recent funded-study by federal guidelines, 450 human bodies that has been killed by the far right since 1990—the same year where Hate Crime Statistics Act has signed by President George H.W. Bush. That we must never forget.

Last October 2017, I visited Charlottesville, Virginia where ALT-Right movements killed Heather Heyer last August; the white supremacy must be brought up to have it rejected for the sake of humanity. I am all support to stop hate. We do not need white supremacy running our streets anymore. Not in my space. Do we have time to hate? Just yesterday, 13th of November, it was World Kindness Day. That we must never forget.

I remember in 1988 as a 14 years old kid, there was huge news about the murder of Mulugeta Seraw in Portland in the hands of skinheads…

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#GallaudetSolidarity: White Fragility?

#GallaudetSolidarity was a powerful event showing that Gallaudet University have serious problem.

Are Deaf People Beyond Hate in Society?

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When I was reading Beyond Hate written by Jon Meacham, Nancy Gibbs, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Katie Couric, and Deborah Lipstadt in TIME magazine issue November 2018, the quote caught my eye by Gibbs:

“Hate, among all our base instincts, is the most distinctly human. In animals, violence and venom are tools of survival; in humans, of supremacy, small, scared people hate, self-hating people hate, bullied and betrayed people hate as though hate will make large and safe and strong.”

Can we accept the fact that Deaf community is being built on hate crime as well, too?

Out of all people knows that hate crime comes with self-hating, in the language documentations that practice hate speech, which can supposedly hide from the society how Deaf people dealt with. How does it help to say that hate crime is the inerrant language of the Deaf, if in fact, the society does not require statistics of the Deaf in the eyes of law?

Isn’t that also the mirror of beyond hate? Nancy Gibbs writes, “you can’t be fooled, you won’t be puppets, you know better, you know the truth.”

Deaf people are no longer serve as puppets to please the hearing supremacy, the truth is coming out.

By the way, my English and synatx may be poor, but I make mistakes. I am not perfect. I am Deaf and I try my best to improve my written English skills every day. It may be poor, it’s a form of bullying and I’ve dealt with shit before even in English classes when I was an undergraduate student. I am not perfect.

Image below–once you read this book “Globish: How English Became the World’s Language” wrote by Robert McCrum, it will open your eyes and mind why English is supremacy and powerful.

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-JT

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