The Sociology of Reducing Prejudice

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So much of Racism has been whitewashed for the sake of Gallaudet University to make room for white consumption. As a White Deaf person, I feel embarrassed. The dehumanization of Black Deaf people, it was a cruel punishment which is part of White silence. Why continue legalized punishment? Gallaudet University’s contribution to systemic racism has always to ignore the sanctity of human life. 

One of my favorite Black authors, Charles M. Blow wrote a powerful message:

“Also, I’m sick of explaining racism. You invented it. You should know it better than me.” 

The cap logo: To stand up against bigotry and hate. The face on T-shirt: W.E.B. Du Bois, America’s Intellectual Black Sociologist. Powerful activist. Co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [ NAACP ].

History in the making! Walking on Black Lives Matter (BLM) Blvd, America’s first street named in the solidarity of BLM in Washington, D.C. has been a profoundly moving experience and learning from the truths that cannot be taught, only learned through reading stories from the books, it has opened my eyes and heart to continue and to unpack my White privileges in a soul-searching experience.

I have been studying hate crimes for 13 years. I put myself to learn Methodology of the Oppressed course has helped to shape and strengthen from further examining the White Privileges in time-sensitive efforts to support the Black Deaf community and Black Lives Matter.

The dynamics of this methodology taught me how to develop skills necessary for understanding diversity-related issues and content; identifying and consciously constructing ideology; Those kinds of dynamics have been explored as the methodology necessary for handling conflicts.

Before continuing to proceed, the long road to cultural healing, then we must begin by understanding the White Privileges. But here we are faced with consequences, thinking it would be gone, all gone–that is the sociological problem.

Knowledge is power. How does Racism understand and grapple with issues of power? What is the relationship between systemic racism, institutional racism, and internalized racism on the campus of Gallaudet University? In this learning experience, what is the biggest role of standing up against Racism? Gallaudet University has been always a racist system since day one.

We must continue our solidarity to see the stories seen–and continue to fight back with everything we offer. After walking on BLM Blvd in Washington, D.C.; where it was the same location that is the most politically marginalized place anywhere in the United States. It is amazing to see something like this. The thrill of participation is something I will never forget in my life.

I would like to show you the books that I would like to suggest reading. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, discussing lynching, white segregation, the second book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson, tears means cleaning out toxic, white tears need to examine much deeper, the third book, Trust in Black America: Race, Discrimination, and Politics by Shayla C. Nunnally, impacts political life, listen to their struggles, the fourth book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, this book is one of my favorites, examine the system, for example, criminal justice targeting Black community, it is a must-read, it would make you unpack White privileges so deep enough to understand deep-rooted Racism;

The fifth book, Living With Racism: The Black Middle-Class Experience by Joe R. Feagin & Melvin P. Sikes, listening to their painful stories through Black experience, sufferings, struggles, and the laundry list and that is where that leads to examine the White privileges. The sixth book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel, teaching White people how to resist Racism.

Finally, the seventh book, The Many Costs of Racism by Joe R. Feagin & Karyn D. McKinney, that book is about Black families, Black workers, Black experience, many to list, and how the cost could impact the lives of the Black community in the age of Racism, and that is where it would require White privileges must continue to examine, most importantly, critically. 

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-JT

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Stand in Solidarity with Black Deaf Community and Black Lives Matter!

Keep up the solidarity against the inhumane conditions targeting Black Deaf community and Black community for years and years. Enough! More than ever, our support needs to spread the powerful impact at what may be one of the most critical timing right now in our lifetime for the future of America.

To Feed or Not to Feed Words

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Thank you, China Government for destroying every human races on the face of the Earth! You make us suffer.” 

In the age of Coronavirus pandemic that has affected the global threat to physical, emotional, mental and well-being in the Deaf community. To our best knowledge, we must prevent the spread of the epidemic of racist fear-mongering by targeting Asian communities, especially Chinese, which has led to an increase in hate crimes and acts of Sinophobiawhich means: Anti-Chinese sentiment (fear and hatred) against China, its people, overseas Chinese, or Chinese culture.

The bias against the Chinese has managed to weave itself a very haunting reputation that is extremely difficult to catch and comprehend. When it comes across the Deaf community around the world to exchange their socialization needs to normalize societal norms and expectations, the bias would be laid on the table and then allow itself to be examined, thus becoming easily erased and eradicated.

There is plenty of Anti-Asian bias around the world, and this is a systematic problem. One that makes it difficult to deal with daily life. The measurements of the Earth, how must the society have felt, then see hate crimes rising in the streets of the world’s neighbors? Must xenophobic references in public life is important?

The blaming of the Chinese is visible more than ever, it is a heart-breaking and we all seek the meaning and purpose in our lives. In the deepest sense of hatred and language bigotry, why it is becoming a norm.

The destructive power of words that could easily crush the culture, identity, and language that would perforate the heart in the name of hatred. We must follow this wise example from the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres:

This is, above all, a human crisis that calls for solidarity.” 

This post is to educate and understand how the words can be destructive in the long term. Please, please, do not scold this member of the Deaf community.

This Deaf individual makes an irreparable damage in written English language on the world’s largest social media platform, Thank you, China Government for destroying every human races on the face of the Earth! You make us suffer.” 

To make matters worse, words like “destroying every human races on the face of the Earth!” is not just about between life and death. Words like those are killing the souls;

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That is true, a human crisis facing hatred by targeting Chinese people. This is not what the global solidarity is all about. We do not need Sinophobia and public shaming at all. Would it make the world better or suffer? The media image of the Chinese has portrayed ugly and promotes self-hate is something that is painful enough for the high intensity of words, amounts to the emotions in society. Can we learn from thiquote,

You never want to put a temporary emotion on the permanent internet because what you feel at that time will stay there forever”–Sue Scheff 

Would the compassion from online attacks ever restore, here and across the Deaf community that had been severely under-resourced? Rebuilt through dialogue, transparency, and community accountability as well?

With the support, and how to tackle the difficult issue, for example, how the global epidemic of ugly words is related, and ought to be related. What does it take to be the most significant thing of their thoughts to be important? There is no need to blame China. Using “China” or “Chinese” is an ethnic slur which is a virus. The virus should not made of an ethnic slur.

Don’t feed the angry words. Is this really the ideal way to react?

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively, … or destructively.“–Yehuda Berg 

-JT

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CORNOAVIRUS: Hate Crimes Attacking Asian Americans