Colonization of Deaf America

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The root of hatred is still there. Alexander Graham Bell Association never formally issued an apology in front of the Deaf community for what they have done to our Deaf citizens including Indigenous Deaf people and to our culture and language.

Where is the formal written letter? Where is the video message provided with subtitles in front of millions of Deaf people? Where is the article being published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the major news outlets apologizing to the Deaf community? It is not going to happen. Why? They are guilty of a hate crime.

The Deaf community is being on the brink of being eliminated. It had been in North America for centuries and centuries. That’s the colonization of Deaf America and that is what Alexander Graham Bell wants to eliminate the Deaf community.

Laurent Clerc helped Deaf America since he first arrived in 1816; Truth be told that Alexander Graham Bell had been attempting to take away rights in the face of exploitation have been at the heart of hate crime targeting Deaf people from all walks of life.

The marginalization of the Deaf community had been targeted everywhere in social life. Deaf citizens had been suffering and unable to exercise capacities in social ways. Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 on the third day of March, and the economics of AGBell had been honored for the legacy of the oppressive system.

Nothing could be further from the truth, given that AGBell’s hatred of the Deaf people is the product of violent oppression by the hearing supremacy. The invisibility still carries around the Deaf community, and the colonization continues to attack the political, social, values, knowledge even in the worst colonized mind possible.

AGBell would be the most admired person to weaken the status of the Deaf community even in 2020 today. The neglect of the Deaf community leaves them severely wounded, cutting off access to the truth, and the practices of hatred send a powerful message.

When a campaign partners up with Alexander Graham Bell Association, “makes them possible and even acceptable. What makes violence a phenomenon of social injustice and not merely an individual moral wrong is its systematic character, its existence as a social practice, its legitimacy” –[Young, I. (1990). Justice and the politics of difference.]

It is scary enough that goes too far enough that the structural elements of colonization in the Deaf community are what it is being introduced into the power gain far more destructive more than the Deaf community really understands. It is a human crisis.

The legacy of Alexander Graham Bell is dangerous. Even the self-directed “agreement” of the Deaf community is far vulnerable to give Alexander Graham Bell Association more access to the exploitation.

-JT

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Chicago MED: Profiting Off Deaf People in Hollywood Industry?

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Dear readers,

I had technical problem with iMovie and tried to upload YouTube video via ASL, but it is not working for some reason. My apologies. “IMovie quit unexpectedly” twice—argh!

Few hours ago (Wednesday, September 26 evening), I was watching NBC show, “Chicago Med”—and there were plenty of red flags. And, that is not cool how to politicize Deaf people out of their journey to make NBC earn huge profiting.

The show was showing about the marvel of cochlear implants, and a nurse who was using very poorly ASL to a patient who is Deaf—forced to use cochlear implant, and inspire viewers that cochlear implant is a marvel invention. Not only that, but the show with millions of viewers, like nurses, doctors, hospital administers, board of trustees, and all that, thinks it is OK to allow a nurse who barely knows ASL and rejects ASL interpreter for communication, information, and knowledge is being denied for policing. It put Deaf patient in greater danger.

Enough of criminalizing of the Deaf community—NBC is number one network. Really, it is. I grew up admiring NBC, like funny shows, “Frasier”, “Marlon”, “Friends”, “Cheers”, “Last Comic Standing”, “Alf”, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Sanford and Son”

Come on, NBC! It is not funny about exploiting Deaf people at all. No, it is not. Deaf people matter. And there is no doubt that Deaf people are the forgotten course of our democracy for generations to come. Come on, it is not cool! Hollywood industry, can they listen to us, Deaf signing people?

The truth is that the Deaf community is vulnerable because there is no mobilization of Deaf database to explain our lawmakers or sign a petition is not a project, and should not be seen as an organizing tactic and recruitment tactic–for example, when it increases Deaf people’s mental health to be process within moving forward in media.

Showing cochlear implant in “Chicago Med” is showing an inspiration that makes all financial services are created equal—and equal access to them through oppression layers. It is important to present a unique Deaf community—signing community, showing how to have or have not, access to higher education journey. As the media giants like NBC, becomes increasingly connected to viewers, cochlear implants grows, that becomes demand and supply, is a dangerous democracy grows out with it.

“Chicago Med” show like tonight, 2018, is continuing to explore how cochlear implant are changing the future about image of Deaf people.

Inspiration porn about cochlear implants in Hollywood showing in hospital shows is hurting many of us in Deaf community, no matter what. No one deserves to be asked whether to get cochlear implant surgery while living in health crisis, for example, heart attack survivors.

Millions of viewers are fan of this show, “Chicago Med”—missing out what it is important that Deaf patients have the right to have access to ASL interpreters right away. It is their human right.

-JT

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