Can We Stand Together Against Hate?
The Last Hiccup Alexander Graham Bell (AGBell) wants to normalize hate ideology. Many parents of Deaf children fell prey to his tactics. AGBell is a hate group in many eyes. American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture has been threatened through horrifying words invoking the truth. We need to send a strong message to AGBell loyalists who encourage […]
Fri, Jun 23 2017
Chris Haulmark: Where is the Values of Integrity?
The Last Hiccup Yes, I was well aware that Chris Haulmark is a Democrat at first; which was a big joke. Why did I write that Chris is a Republican in the first place? Because, his way of thinking and values are exactly what the Republicans are today. There is no way that Chris has blue blood in […]
Thu, Jun 22 2017
Ridor9th: Here is The Truth
The Last Hiccup Time for me to tell Deaf Community the truth what Ricky Duncan Taylor known as Ridor9th has done a major damage my life and time for me to take it back.
Wed, Jun 21 2017
Chris Haulmark: Revenge and Punishment Does Not Win
The Last Hiccup Do you think Chris Haulmark deserve a congressional seat for Kansas? The problem is that he is a Republican. That is one of many red flags. He also have a reputation for driven hatred—by rubbing in Deaf people’s faces back in 2015—Deaf Protest what is now Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) and viewed DGM as “prime […]
Sun, Jun 18 2017
THE FLAG DAY: DEAFHOOD DIALOGUE
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being: Nancy Rourke’s Everywhere We Stand Today is the day we celebrate Flag Day. There are so many things I wanted to write about this particular day why it is important to recognize this meaning of the flag. I was…
Wed, Jun 14 2017
ASL Is Not A National Disgrace
The Last Hiccup TETRA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Alexander Graham Bell 2014 Volta Award winner, Ann Geers of the University of Texas at Dallas makes a damaging article that Deaf children who are cochlear implant users who do not NEED to learn American Sign Language in April 2017 report. Geers has no right that she thinks ASL is […]
Wed, Jun 14 2017
In the Eyes of Hate: Sweeping LGBTQ Deaf People Under the...
The Last Hiccup June is LGBTQ month and this weekend, in Washington, D.C; National Pride rally is on the stage. I, Jason “JT” Tozier supports LGBTQ regardless of who they are. Couple of months ago, I was doing some serious research on hate crimes for academic PowerPoint presentation—and found that there has been stories that are so invisible […]
Sun, Jun 11 2017
The Lack of Deaf-Owned Business in District of Columbia.
The Last Hiccup 153 years ago when National Deaf Mute College (Now Gallaudet University) was established, can you imagine during that time, Deaf people were walking around the campus looking forward for a better future? The people of Washington, D.C. know next nothing about ASL and culture. Thanks to Gallaudet University, the education counterparts have been listened at […]
Wed, Jun 07 2017
Gallaudet University: Charity Reedy Warigon, A Finalist for...
The Last Hiccup I am a Deaf White Straight Male. I am an alumnus of Gallaudet University. As Gallaudet University is strongly white establishment system even today, the administration, majority of faculty and students are still predominately white. I am sharing my major concerns about Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) final three picks. I honestly think that Gallaudet University […]
Fri, Jun 02 2017
Free Speech vs Hate Speech
The Last Hiccup Discussing between Free Speech as noted in United States Constitution First Amendment that allows hate speech which is a BIG PROBLEM today in America. Jeremy Joseph Christian who murdered two guys through HATE SPEECH on Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) in Portland, Oregon on May 26, 2017 thinks he has the “right” to provoke it based […]
Wed, May 31 2017
No Human Rights Law Shall Expel ASL Ever
The Last Hiccup When I read all the letters Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) sent to the Honorable Julie A. Morrison, a senator for Illinois about SB0752 and HB1811. IRID president, William Lee’s words: Requiring fluency in ASL does not need to be explicitly stated in the law in our opinion. It was a huge […]
Tue, May 30 2017
Hate Crime: A New Form of Islamphobia in America
The Last Hiccup Why not America toughen up hate speech laws like other countries? See that picture above? MAX train. Powerful words. Emotional words. What happened on May 26, 2017 in Portland, Oregon intensified dramatically after the horrific hate crime event. Violence has grown exponentially—more like hate exponents targeting Muslim community. As of this writing, hate and […...
Sat, May 27 2017
May 26, 2017: Hate Crime in Portland, Oregon
The Last Hiccup On May 26, 2017 afternoon: A hate crime that shook the city of Portland filled with high emotions, sadness, and confusion. There is no time to ignore hate crime. Please take your time out of your community life and read those books to understand and fight against hate crime and Islamphobia, too!
Sat, May 27 2017
Can Counseling Save Deaf Returned Citizens?
The Last Hiccup Deaf butterflies are rooting for Deaf returned citizens FOR HOPE! From my experiences as Deaf returned citizen, having going through social rejection for more than 20+ years, I can point to three basic observations about Deaf returned citizens how they can learn that shape their lives into positive theme. I will explain in italic how […]
Sat, May 27 2017
We All Have Struggles
The Last Hiccup Cherokee Story of Two Wolves: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false […]
Fri, May 26 2017
The Politics of Audiology at Gallaudet University
The Last Hiccup Few weeks ago, Gallaudet University held a graduation for 2017 graduates—and I attended and received the 147th Commencement Ceremony “catalog” ranging from Order of Exercises [Processional to Conferring of Degrees and to Recessional]—there was one page that caught my eyes very much. Doctor of Philosophy where students received their Ph.D in field: Two in Educa...
Wed, May 24 2017
Let’s Grab Some Popcorn!
The Last Hiccup Watching Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump is like a set of movies in order or perhaps a sequence. Cutting 9.2 Billion dollars for Education is a big insult to the American people. LBTQA and Black students including Deaf students are America’s future students that should not be demoralized and oppressed!
Wed, May 24 2017
My Letter for Graduate School
The Last Hiccup My mother and my father were proud of me graduating that day! June 2011. --- [It was written in 2011] Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, D.C. 20002 ATTENTION: Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies To Whom It May Concern: Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and to express my […]
Sun, May 21 2017
Mothers Are Also Survivors of Alexander Graham Bell
The Last Hiccup This is my sweet and loving Mother. In this picture on the right, my mother was 20 years old while on the left, my 21 years old father. It was taken at a park in Woodland, Washington on July 22, 1976. My mother was pregnant with my brother Steven. Today is Mother’s Day. All the […]
Sun, May 14 2017
AGBell: Lies in Layers
The Last Hiccup In this writing, we need to challenge the sociological problem of hate-motivated attitude by Alexander Graham Bell supporters that are against American Sign Language (ASL) that should report in the society as a perpetual and rough adventure in the world of evil lies in layers. I believe rather firmly that sociological problems are like bullying […]
Thu, May 11 2017
Did Gallaudet University Erase Hate Crime Recently?
The Last Hiccup I learned about this when I visited Gallaudet University couple of hours ago. It is being offered for $500—the university viewed it as vandalism. It was a student action project exhibit and robbed their time and education. I am very much in support of Black Lives Matter. To me, once someone took the sign down […]
Wed, May 10 2017
The Most Controversial Tattoo: Deafhood
The Last Hiccup About to get tattooed any minute. April 2010. I am being tired of called LIAR and accuse me that I was not the first person to have tattoo of Deafhood in America. I do not want to become egoistical about this but I get e-mails telling me that I’m a pathological liar and all nasty messages […]
Mon, May 08 2017
Rebuke Cochlear Implant PSA
The Last Hiccup I just got finished watching a movie just now, Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt—there was a quote from the movie with the opening scene that I should share with the readers. “A new world. A fresh start. Room to grow.” The video via YouTube whom released to the public, Cochlear Implant PSA was full of public […]
Mon, May 08 2017
ASL Story 1-11: Albert Einstein
The Last Hiccup It was published by ASLized! three years ago—My ASL in 1-11 story.
Sun, May 07 2017
Oregon’s Great Racism Roots: A History Lesson
The Last Hiccup English Transcript: Hello! Right now, it is raining—birds are flying around, in fact, there is a bird right there. It brings memories back in Oregon, it rains all the time. I used to be a bicyclist heading for school or work, do I miss it? Yes and no. Portland only see sun 70 times […]
Sat, May 06 2017
ASL National Anthem Signer
The Last Hiccup Back in September 2014, I was invited to give a National Anthem in ASL for D.C. United, a pro soccer team in the honour of International Week of the Deaf where they selected HEARD [Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf] where I was a community liaison, lecturer and organizer–by volunteering hundreds and […]
Sat, May 06 2017
Deaf Access Justice: An Announcement
The Last Hiccup After given deep and serious thoughts for a while, it is time to let the followers of Deaf Access Justice (the only Deaf-centered and Deaf-run organization) announces that the organization will be closed soon within days. Thank you for your support. Deaf Access Justice CEO and Founder, Jason “JT” Tozier wishes you the best in […]
Fri, May 05 2017
Political Aspects of Deaf Returned Citizens
The Last Hiccup There has been a lot of political aspects of Deaf returned citizens life that are connected through their attitudes. In the society America breeds, Deaf returned citizens are being punished for their social, emotional needs and unraveling the fear. I must first preface my state of being by asserting that I am 100% Deaf. I […]
Thu, May 04 2017
What is Returning/Returned Citizen?
The Last Hiccup It is good article to read—Washington Post wrote an excellent post in January 2015, ‘Returning citizens’ are still one of D.C.’s most marginalized and motivated groups and I will copy and paste the article here with the link below and understand what ‘returning citizen’ means. Yes, the Deaf community needs to be educated more about the term. It […]
Wed, May 03 2017
The Nation Was Also Built By Laurent Clerc
The Last Hiccup History Through Deaf Eyes Today, May 1st is Immigrant Rights Day! Consider, to begin with a colonialism scene in Deaf world–especially in America that time. In 1816, Laurent Clerc to begin his journey for America knew the destiny to create in the name of Deaf Education. Clerc was the ONE who generated Deaf Education, without […]
Mon, May 01 2017
Guest Lecturer at CSUN Social Justice Conference Sponsored...
The Last Hiccup That was taken in 2015 where I was honoured to give a lecture for Social Justice conference held at California State University-Northridge sponsored by the Department of Deaf Studies, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Deaf Studies Association. They rock! My lecture, Deaf Returning Citizens as Forgotten People. I had great experience there. The […]
Sun, Apr 30 2017
IKEA Patronizes Deaf People
The Last Hiccup I decided to share the letter—it happened today on April 30th back in 2010. That was when I quit my job there. I sent the letters to all the managers over the world including store directors and co-workers via my IKEA work e-mail address that time. Dear IKEA staff, management, and corporate headquarters, I am […]
Sun, Apr 30 2017
Jeffrey Lee DuPree: You Are No Better Yourself
The Last Hiccup The guy who really hates me the most—his name is Jeffrey Lee DuPree. He is very obsessed about me just like a movie, Fatal Attraction—and could not let it go. He is a classic harasser. I had enough of him until now. Deaf community is very small. I was informed by friends that Jeffrey used […]
Sat, Apr 29 2017
“Professionals” Who Lacks Deaf Discourses
The Last Hiccup I forgot to remember my boyish grin anymore. My days in Pacific Northwest—plenty of harsh scenes haphazardly joined together, making my way here and there, surviving into a society filled with hatred and death threats. My childhood was an endless circuit of changing scenery from mainstreaming schools that covered up all the secrets. The town […]
Fri, Apr 28 2017
The Meeting With Dirksen Bauman in 2014
The Last Hiccup Lincoln Memorial. 2013. May 21 2014. It was 11 AM. I was asked to come in and meet with Dirksen Bauman—I was walking into ASL/Deaf Studies department looking for Dirksen whom was sitting with Gene Mirus in Gene’s office, I waved to Gene, and he signs with BIG cow eyes looking like he was about […]
Fri, Apr 28 2017
The Truth about Authentic of ASL in Deaf Community
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Thu, Apr 27 2017
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