Gallaudet University President Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano should resign.
Does White Supremacy consciously thinking they are superior to other people? The systemic racism is deeply rooted in the Gallaudet University system and nowhere is more evident than every fabric of “forgotten” restorative justice and continues to dehumanize BIPOC Deaf community by the so-called “commitment” that would create a safe space: bias nor hate-free.
We need to understand what a monopoly is all about. Is Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) being a powerhouse by monopolizing intelligent properties in the Deaf community even the Gallaudet community, too.
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Interesting word. What is monopoly? For example, POWER. Money. Again, we need to examine what is POWER. Common sense. Power hurts. Destroy. What will it benefit? You know, when you thirst for POWER. A good example of monopoly.
Bilderberg–it was created in 1954, where most powerful people (leaders, politicians, etc) would gather together and talk about finances around the world. Today, some of the most richest people on the Earth, that influences and control money around the world. Most of them are White Privileges. Rules, policies, taking over intelligent property what it would call Turfism. That is a good example of monopoly.
Understand that those most powerful people do hurt people on the Earth. A lot of suffering. I learned about this in Globalization. That is where money comes from. Good example: Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) monopolizing Gallaudet University. It is only beginning. It is developing more connections. I feel that it is important to share this with you.
CSD in 1990s, who has begun to take over National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and how does it happen? CEO for CSD was Ben Soukup who also was NAD president. Once he was done with NAD, there are several former NAD presidents who worked for CSD as well as working for CSD while as NAD presidents. That is where CSD became too greedy and powerful. No wonder why NAD policies is not strong enough. Because CSD has a lot of money and power-playing.
Interesting. Social Fund Venture (SFV) gets money from United States government to help create Deaf businesses. Favoritism hurts that divides Deaf community. Taking over or shutting down Deaf businesses. That is a good example of monopoly. Same idea as Bilderberg. Except that Bilderberg has A LOT OF MONEY, but CSD is growing more money than ever.
Money grows because of Crane family. Jameson Crane. A hearing on Board of Trustees for Gallaudet University. Jameson have a Deaf son whose wife is founder of National Deaf Therapy (NDT) and that’s where money comes in. Crane family is rich—owns too many businesses all over, where they gave $13.5 million dollars to Ohio State University.
Jameson Crane Sports Medical Institute. Ohio State is well-known for football, high profile. Jameson Crane, Jr’s son, Jameson Crane III is Executive Director for United States Deaf Sports Federation (USDAF). Whose president for USADF? Lacy who is also from Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Jameson Crane, Jr was a former board member for CSD, now Board of Trustees for Gallaudet, five from Gallaudet Board of Trustees has deep connection with CSD gets bonus. That is a good example of monopolizing Deaf businesses or organizations. People do not know about that. Back to Lacy.
Paul Kelly, a hearing person who was Vice President of Finance at Gallaudet University, is now retired. He was in charge of Gallaudet University’s money. Now the policies, rules, etc is weak, have not updated. Lacy is now in charge of Kelly’s job. Meaning if people files complaint, Lacy is responsible for complaints. But the problem is that he’s from CSD. Crane family is in control.
Yes, Gallaudet’s enrollment is tricky, and is not being honest with alumni and alumnus of GU, remember I talked about hearing taking over Gallaudet University few months ago, facts were presented, yet, GU twisted the facts. They were not honest with you. Even though if the enrollment is down, Deaf students withdraw, hearing students withdraw, but the enrollment will be always up because of hearing students, no matter what.
Number one person: President Bobbi Cordano. Who is number two? Lacy. COO from CSD. Why? Control money. Have more information to it. Interesting. Lacy’s wife is a mental health therapist for an agency. I understand that it claims that they illegally provided web-based services to Medicare Deaf clients. Medicare does not allow that.
In the long run, CSD is monopolizing Deaf businesses. Bobbi is only interested in money investment, profiting over Deaf people. Thanks to Crane. Jameson Crane III is in private business with Christopher Soukup (CEO for CSD)’s brother, Jonathan. Crane family owns a lot of business running on power. It does not matter if small Deaf-run business, they would monopolize them. Same idea as Wal-Mart.
National Deaf Therapy gets money from CSD because of Social Fund Venture (SFV). The biggest concern is that CSD, 100% ownership, accessing to information, for example, Deaf mental health patients. Why? CSD owns 100%, and we all should be concern about that. Yes, I know, HIPAA, patient confidentiality, all that. But, CSD is in total control of money.
Don’t you see patterns? There is a lot more to it. A lot more.
Gallaudet University as the world’s only higher education for the Deaf is coming to an end thanks to the hearing people taking over. It is literally happening. Are we witnessing language and cultural bigotry, hegemony and oppression, especially at Gallaudet University?
Over, over, and over—we must remember this that this is the world in progress. Oppression is not a progress. Simple. This is Gallaudet University, and is losing ground of the Deaf, and gaining higher ground for hearing people. What in the world that it was supposed to be home for the Deaf?
Gallaudet University will be never Deaf-centered, even the current president is not Deaf-centered either, instead of closing the door to Deaf and open the door for hearing world, welcoming input, feedback, and ideas without telling the truth to Gallaudet Deaf alumni and Deaf alumnus what would happen in the future. It is unethical, irresponsible, and oppressive.
Not only that, but Gallaudet University needs a president who can open the door for DEAF FIRST, who encourages speaking up and speaking freely. It’s the opposite—if Deaf speaks up, she or he would face severe punishment at all cost. It is the spiral of oppression.
“If it is in speaking their word that people, by naming the world, transform it, dialogue imposes itself as the way by which they achieve significance as human beings. Dialogue is thus an existential necessity. And since dialogue is the encounter in which the united reflection and action of the dialoguers are addressed to the world which is to be transformed and humanized, this dialogue cannot be reduced to the act of one person’s “depositing” ideas in another, nor can it become a simple exchange of ideas to be “consumed” by the discussants.”—Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
In 2020, Gallaudet University already projects OVER 100 PERCENT INCREASE enrollment for hearing people. That is a huge, huge, huge skyrocket jump. Check the link below. In fact, what happened to its embrace for change for Deaf people? This history is our own strength that is deeply rooted in our own sense of place. Which means….hearing people are literally taking over Gallaudet University as the ownership.
1988: DEAF PRESIDENT NOW (DPN)
2006: UNITY FOR GALLAUDET (UFG)
2019-2020: WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?
We are the ones to make ALL THE CHANGE that holds merit of ASL and Deaf culture. Most importantly of all, we need to have reason, heart, and our sense of place at Gallaudet University. We cannot let hearing people taking over the campus and learn the lesson is not to be oppressed of change inflicted upon Gallaudet University.
We cannot let this repeat its history in the near future. Gallaudet University is of no consequence. There is very crucial point to make a statement about this, which Gallaudet University kept it very quiet and telling them to SHUT UP and wish not to talk about it.
Censorship has had such power that Gallaudet University brings disrespect for Deaf culture now and future. For years and years, Gallaudet University denying and neglecting Deaf people’s linguistic and cultural heritage, we need to bring in a strong renewal of passion in ASL and Deaf culture more than ever.
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Gallaudet University website: Commencement Day 149th Ceremony
“Commencement is the most important event and once-in-a-lifetime memory for our graduates and their families and friends. It is the day to celebrate our graduates’ hard work that goes into the achievement of graduating…..”
Friday, May 17, 2019:
EPHPHATHA as seen on huge black Gallaudet seal banner on the wall behind people’s back while signing front of the audience, it is a political satire of Deaf people at least.
When those Deaf graduates go home carrying a degree with the same seal you see would make a political satire in your space even as the story about EPHPHATHA who espouse false hopes make the news, those very same Deaf graduates are granted rights in the Amendment VIII to push for justice. What is Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution?
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
What we saw was absolutely horrible and inhumane. It was a poor taste of showing large banner “EPHPHATHA” in spelling. Again, it was supposed to be the most important event and once-in-a-lifetime memory.
No, it is not just “be opened.” It is ABOUT “ears be opened”—they should not be facing “excessive bail” just because they are being Deaf—connected to the cruel punishment inflicted. Deaf graduating students as always shall be protected even in educational system, Gallaudet University, always shall eager to overcome Audism what little remains of the privileges that limit Deaf students by mocking them, frequently justifies what it shall be ordered by saying that EPHPTHATHA wants the power to prescribe serious effects the state of being Deaf and therefore comes under Congress’ power to regulate this.
When Deaf graduates restore and gave confidence to countless hours and their consequences are very real and with the systematic Audism, trying to make the most of each and every day, but Gallaudet University had the nerve to show the banner the power of hearing privileges on the most important day for Deaf graduates, why cannot they restore their confidence as state of being Deaf?
Gallaudet University also said: There is no other place like this in the world.
Then the huge banner should not be shown at graduation day again because it is where Deaf students connect their world with the rest of the world and Deaf community we once knew as home.
The Commencement Day is about deep respect to step out and thrive on Deaf community behalf. Without being insulted. Gallaudet University needs a positive approach. When Deaf students growing up, they might be appeared to be happy to graduate, you would never guess how many of them would suffering through some dark times. Imagine from K to 12th grade, they would get bullied, physical and emotional times. They end up feeling worthless and think they would treat that way for the rest of their lives.
Gallaudet University, the beacon of healing and hope for Deaf people, seeking mental health help, they either are more or less tried to act like it never happened. The hope should be provided all the times. This month, May: Mental Health Awareness.
So, in 2019, EPHPHATHA should not hold the power and did not choose to empower Deaf students to prohibit oppression even in public accommodations. The banner shows the greatest invisible Audism on Gallaudet campus, properly acting under the rules. Then why is it continues to construe—to flagrantly oppress, to its advantage—a higher educational oppression problem?
With the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as the rights to the state of being Deaf—First Amendment, written to protect the rights of “speech” to use American Sign Language (ASL), EPHPHATHA authorizes Gallaudet University to oppress Deaf students with any goal that it asserts in a way, however struck, with an order to practice the reverberation of Audism.
Supposedly, there is no banner showing EPHPHATHA, would Deaf graduating students more vocal about their mental health and what they were going through with those around them as Deaf identity to be proud of? It would be a huge help on those roads to healing in all. Would it be nice to see with a smile on their faces that their lives is a precious thing with state of being Deaf without punished, I am sure that we all would not want to steal that away. Right?
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Dear Gallaudet Community:
While I also am aware about members of our community are gravely concerned about Rep. Okla.—Mr. Tom Cole as the Commencement speaker. That is the very important line and yet, Gallaudet University chose to ignore and disrespect graduating students’ safety. It is reported that there are plenty of Deaf graduating students who are still hurting either formal and informal settings. The future of Gallaudet depends on graduating students. President Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano was in charge.
Deaf graduating students are our number one priority. They had lost faith in Gallaudet’s ability to lead the university, and where is exactly the respect from Deaf graduating students? Where is the leadership change of this magnitude that has been deeply felt across Gallaudet campus? It also affects alumni and alumnus, too because they were once students and understood the governing board to remain committed to the success of Deaf students, to the face of Gallaudet University.
The selection of Mr. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, is a poorly choice. It does not even meet the values of Gallaudet University. Is it losing its ground to understand the magnitude problem of hate crime and hate speech? When Mr. Tom Cole said that he was not very concerned with the appointment of Steve Bannon in the White House, and that was something to be concerned of. The biggest question on the meaning of higher learning—not higher learning, as we know at Gallaudet University, but our own learning.
That raises a concern that Gallaudet University went ahead and put their self-interest ahead of the Deaf graduating students, and engaging in conduct that affects Gallaudet University’s reputation, and had been misled the Deaf graduating students to a false hope.
We need to remind ourselves that Deaf graduating students comes first before the selection of Mr. Tom Cole, had led lives of necessity with an unforgiving, if not hostile, political and hearing social hierarchy in the environment is a big social problem and does not meet the values of Gallaudet University.
Whatever directive it might be, it was wrong of Gallaudet University to ignore Deaf graduating students under any circumstance whatsoever. What is the professionalism with these people, entrusted with private money, that they did not respect their feelings?
“One of the most difficult issues for the victims of hate crimes is wondering how widespread the bigotry is. How many of the other people on the block want them to leave the neighborhood? How many other students on campus resent their presence?”—Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes Revisited: America’s War on Those Who are Different
It is clearly showing poor performance and be done with it, in a dizzying tumble of words about Deaf graduating students’ objection that has left the Gallaudet University community uncovered, something such as a leadership is missing—the bottom line is that Deaf graduating students had to listen with a knot with fear in their stomach. Generally the Gallaudet administration was highly hostile toward Deaf soon to be graduates, and pain on the campus is not even funny. It is painful!
While the selection of Mr. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma who failed miserly to stop the white supremacy in the White House, the hate crimes had been highly recorded than ever, and the numbers of hate crime incidents does not lie, and those Deaf graduating students who protested the selection of Mr. Cole was so important to the university it represented academic freedom, and it is now becoming a central theme in the history of Gallaudet University graduation inviting a congressman who did not support the idea and did not vote YES in 2009 for H.R. 1913: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act:
“The passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913) would expand the federal hate crimes law to include crimes that are based on sexual orientation, gender, or physical or mental disability.”
No wonder why Gallaudet University fails to be hate-free campus. What if one of those Deaf graduating students end up as a survivor of federal hate crime that is often forgotten, marginalized, under-reported and swept under the rug? It starts with community accountability at Gallaudet University. The stories of invisible hate crimes are once again reverberating throughout Gallaudet campus.
Did Gallaudet University fail to recognize the problem of hate crime and ignore the implementation efforts to support students, stimulate learning and awareness, and promote inclusion and intercultural knowledge and experience about diversity and cultural differences and how to be fully knowledge about the magnitude social problem of hate crime in America?
When Mr. Tom Cole as inviting Commencement speaker failed to acknowledge the painful stories of Deaf people who would feel painful and violated and support the idea not to prosecute attackers for federal hate crime starts with his leadership and that affects Gallaudet University’s reputation:
“Media attention may also have educated a growing number of people about the occurrence and character of hate crimes.”—Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes Revisited: America’s War on Those Who are Different
It is necessary for Gallaudet University; It is necessary for Gallaudet community; It is necessary for the quality of Deaf graduating students;
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