Dear Mr. Joel Barish:
I would like to applaud Mr. Joel Barish for acknowledging the White privileges and power-tripping being preserved to hide a sociological problem of the damage control; However, when Mr. Joel Barish wrote, “Our hands were intended to block multiple cameras…” that was a good defense, and if necessary to avoid the acknowledgment of inflicting pain for the memories of Nazism, it is too great, and how often do we see the pose of Nazi salute in repeated cycles and becoming a bystander is hard enough.
With the utmost respect for the human rights of the Deaf, can we acknowledge for all of the Deaf survivors from the Nazi regime who have their dignity bulldozed by the ignorance? They had been subjected to cost-benefit practice to deny the existence of a “sacred fire of liberty” is something we cannot ignore.
The struggle for freedom feeling exiled from human rights is difficult to swallow. Understanding for the human rights to describe the human struggle–what does not appear in their struggles is being ignored easily?
Let us look at the everyday life of the Deaf, especially Deaf survivors of the Nazi era, and recognize the lack the knowledge of hate crime and how to develop the layers of sympathy, tolerance, and compassion. The goal of this compassion is to help to defeat the hate in our community who are potentially living and operating in a hostile environment to survive and thrive in that environment today and tomorrow.
Helping the member of the Deaf community understand how they can transition from being a bystander of a bias incident to becoming an active bystander and respect Deaf survivors from the Nazi regime. The pain was too destructive. The force is with them. They are real-time heroes.
Much of the destructive, painful stories the society had practiced hate crime, the forgotten stories of Deaf survivors from the Nazi regime is due to the widely practiced oppression that would be more likely to repeat history.
What does this society was actually doing does not contribute with the headline with community responsibility to discuss hate crime that harms Deaf survivors of the Nazi regime? Human prosperity, knowledge, and happiness, will find in our quest and insights somewhere on how those goals can be achieved—and on what stands on the way of Deaf people.
Like society who never takes enough community accountability by discussing the news or educational discourses just because there is nothing else to write or discuss. The human element is, of course, important of our lives in this regard we can teach each other how to minimize hate crime. There is not much sympathy in this society, and we can make sympathy to prioritize justice all over.
America is the number one geographical of hate crime. Hate crime is deeply entrenched in our society. Silencing Deaf people is deeply rooted, too. At the start of empowering, we need to educate the tendency of oppression for the sake of white privileges. Much empowerment goes into maintaining cultural standards—get siphoned off any empowerment for challenging hate.
Nazi salute should not be an opportunity to target vulnerability in the Deaf space, and the bias is pretty serious not to ignore the problem. Allowing a culture of fear is very complicated more than we understand.
There is no denial in that, we do not need Nazi sympathizers unchecked, and we can effectively challenge White privileges. There are most books I’ve read below including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. One of my all-time favorites was The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
To the highest standard of compassion, I think Mr. Joel Barish would understand the better road. Who says that Mr. Joel Barish is an expert on hate crime? Distressing and damaging? So much for “committed to fighting for a society in which white privilege and power will no longer exist” in his words. As well as much in his own words for far from “equitable country, and I am committed to fighting for a society in which white privilege and power will no longer exist.”
As the only Deaf lecturer with strong knowledge focusing on hate crimes in the Deaf community. My passion has been burning the flames since 2007. My proudest achievement was to help hate-crime law protecting Deaf Oregonians was passed in 2012.
We live in a culture of fear. What we now identify as “hate crime” has been part of our culture for centuries, only it wasn’t recognized.
Please visit my website should you be interested in hate crimes.
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