Tag Archives: Deaf Oppression

What’s Wrong with Deaf Day?!?

What if you walked onto campus today and saw this sign: What would you think? How would people react? I can tell you one thing: firing the university president wouldn’t be out of the question and students would start well-deserved protests. The … Continue reading

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The Interpreter was Fake? Hallelujah!

I hate to admit it, but I am kind of grateful to Thamsanqa Jantjie. Call me crazy, but he has done something for (to?) the Deaf community that seemed unattainable last week: He unconsciously brought Deaf rights to the world stage. … Continue reading

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Thank You Mr. Mandela

In my rush to write about the fake interpreter yesterday, I failed to express my gratitude for a great man. He truly was a symbol to the world that oppression will not last. I think of Nelson Mandela as more than … Continue reading

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Mandela Memorial Interpreter: The Same Old Oppression

I figure I should make my opinion known while the earth’s eyes are open to the Deaf world for a moment. A fake interpreter reveals a deeper, darker problem in the world at large: Deaf are still oppressed.

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10 Reasons Why Deaf Cherish ASL

Throughout my life many people have asked me why Deaf cherish ASL as much as they do.  In light of recent events concerning Mayor Bloomberg’s interpreter Lydia Callis and the Chelsea Handler fiasco, I have decided to write a list … Continue reading

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