MAGA HATS: Hate-Filled Literature at Native Rally
The Last Hiccup Are MAGA HATS making America great again? In the light of hate-filled literature mocking, and intimidating Native Americans is trying to make America great again is not even close. Whose land belongs to in the first place? Silence equals hate. We need to stop hate targeting Native Americans. CORRECTION: IT IS NATHAN PHILLIPS. NOT RICHARD […]
Sun, Jan 20 2019
Deaf Wrestling: Toxic Masculinity and Our Own Making
The Last Hiccup As a wrestler in my younger days and understood the the highest honor of wrestling codes, after seeing a video of a Deaf wrestling coach roughing up a Deaf wrestler after the match is not acceptable tonight (January 18, 2019). That broke the code of the wrestling oldest key: RESPECT. I remember during high […]
Sat, Jan 19 2019
The Illusion of a Poll: Fact and Fable in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup What would it like not to live without history that reflects all of us who Deaf people are? The history of idea of creating “poll” goes back to George Gallup who defined the American information to give voters the right to democracy, and most importantly, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives any person has […]
Fri, Jan 18 2019
Choosing to Overcome the Greatest Shame in Deaf Community:...
The Last Hiccup There were couple of older blog posts I wrote about challenges of suicide in Deaf community. It’s really powerful. I’ve experienced a Deaf friend by the name of Greg from the school bus we rode together committed suicide when I was in 8th grade, and one of my hearing professors who committed suicide which hit […]
Tue, Jan 15 2019
“We Hate Deaf and Dumb People!”: Funny or Offensive?
The Last Hiccup Someone photo shopped an image and put it on Dunkin Donuts door in state of Illinois to make it look like real: “We hate Deaf and Dumb people! They are not welcome in our store. Go order your food from McDonald’s! We don’t want your SSI Check. Thanks, Management”—do you think it is funny […]
Sat, Jan 12 2019
ASL Advocates American Independence?
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Fri, Jan 11 2019
ASL: Emotional Intelligence?
The Last Hiccup Will we agree that American Sign Language (ASL) ever succeed as an emotional intelligence?
Thu, Jan 10 2019
Cued Speech Returns to National Spotlight: For All the...
The Last Hiccup Dr. Richard Cornett, who coined Cued Speech in 1966, quotes: “I had supposed that deaf persons were bookworms, served by reading as their one clear window on the world. A few months of study convinced me that the underlying cause of their reading problem was the lack of any reasonable way to learn spoken language, […]
Sun, Jan 06 2019
Why Open Captioning is a Fundamental Right
The Last Hiccup Attention: Councilmember Charles Allen Council of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 110 Washington, DC 20004 December 30, 2018 Bill B22-0957: Open Movie Captioning Requirement Act of 2018: Sir, and the Council members for the Council of the District of Columbia: As a member of DC Deaf community, the understanding of […]
Tue, Jan 01 2019
How to be a Better Champion
The Last Hiccup A high school wrestling referee in New Jersey made a wrestler choose between cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting his match on Wednesday. Written English transcript is available.
Sat, Dec 22 2018
Rethinking ASL Justice & AGBell Colonialism
The Last Hiccup Without question, 2018 has been emotional, heart-breaking, heart-crunching, heart-wrenching, hurt, being lied to, being deceived, confused, showing the culture of bystander, denials, and lost souls for Deaf community. Where is justice for American Sign Language (ASL)? LEAD-K. It was never about data. It was about Alexander Graham Bell. With our help, we need to stand ...
Tue, Dec 18 2018
Five Years Later: Carl Schroeder’s Ongoing Influence
The Last Hiccup Five years ago today, Carl Schroeder passed away. We need to remember the birthright what Carl did for Gallaudet University 30 years ago and today. He inspired the spectators on the night before the students and other people marched to the Mayflower Hotel. Even Fred Weiner shared this story for DPN25: The 7 Ducks Behind the […]
Tue, Dec 18 2018
Celebrating the Bill of Rights
The Last Hiccup 227 years ago today, the Bill of Rights was shown to the public eye. The people of the eye are also protected by the Bill of Rights. As I wrote this column for DEAF LIFE: Our Constitutional Crisis in April 2018 Issue. Permission was granted to share this column. “When Deaf people are facing a time […]
Sat, Dec 15 2018
Open Letter for Council of the District of Columbia
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Thu, Dec 13 2018
Laurent Clerc: United Nations Human Rights Prize
The Last Hiccup 70 years ago on December 10th, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was brought up with the idea to recognize that as humans we adopt equal rights, freedom, and pursuit of happiness. I just read the winners for 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize who deserve an award. From the United Nations website writes: The […]
Mon, Dec 10 2018
Facts & Frauds in Cochlear Implants
The Last Hiccup IMAGE CREDIT: Jeffrey Beatty The cochlear implant data is the greatest mockery of Deaf children. The golden ratio is also where it begins with the greatest truth to measure whatever it is. Since the “invention” of cochlear implants, has been manipulated a ratio that is critical in nature and is forgotten in Deaf culture what […]
Sun, Dec 09 2018
What’s the Best Qualification for Dean of Student Affairs...
The Last Hiccup The Search Committee is currently looking for a new Dean of Student Affairs at Gallaudet University. It must be not someone who is very much attached to Gallaudet University, for example, fraternity ties, and white privileged Deaf men. I am very glad that they’ve picked two Deaf people of color on the committee and it […]
Fri, Dec 07 2018
Can We Stop Hate in Progress?
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.: Charlottesville, Virginia. The site of Heather Heyer. October 2017. There has been a recent funded-study by federal guidelines, 450 human bodies that has been killed by the far right since 1990—the same year where Hate Crime Statistics Act has signed by President George H.W. Bush.…
Fri, Dec 07 2018
#GallaudetSolidarity: White Fragility?
The Last Hiccup #GallaudetSolidarity was a powerful event showing that Gallaudet University have serious problem.
Thu, Dec 06 2018
Are Deaf People Beyond Hate in Society?
The Last Hiccup When I was reading Beyond Hate written by Jon Meacham, Nancy Gibbs, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Katie Couric, and Deborah Lipstadt in TIME magazine issue November 2018, the quote caught my eye by Gibbs: “Hate, among all our base instincts, is the most distinctly human. In animals, violence and venom are tools of survival; in […]
Wed, Dec 05 2018
Can We Not Let History Repeat Itself?
The Last Hiccup When an onlooker practices Oralism as the form of bullying, “I demand Cued Speech and Oralism and dumb down American Sign Language (ASL)” is an act of embarrassment. Why ASL needs to be embarrassed? Did we make Alexander Graham Bell who made America great again? His arrival in Boston around 1871, advocates that listening and […]
Wed, Dec 05 2018
About to Get Killed
The Last Hiccup Sharing my near death experience where I was about to get killed in year 2000.
Tue, Dec 04 2018
Deaf Returnees: What Do They Return To?
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.: DEAF LIFE has granted permission for me to share my article I wrote in December 2017 Issue. December is National Human Rights Month. In the Deaf community, we continue to work to eliminate hatred and bigotry, to strengthen relationships, and to foster greater understanding, inclusion,…
Sun, Dec 02 2018
The Face of New £50 Banknote: Think Resist!
The Last Hiccup The news appeared on November 27, 2018: So, the Bank of England has been considering Alexander Graham Bell’s face on paper money for his contribution to “science”—someone who was two-faced gaslighter as I found interesting the definition of “gaslighter”—When a gaslighter thinks that they are not the problem and everyone else is, this is called […]
Sat, Dec 01 2018
FLASH NEWS: Islamophobia at Gallaudet University
The Last Hiccup A Deaf Muslim student at Gallaudet University is being threatened in the hands of white silence.
Thu, Nov 29 2018
Dealing with Plantation Mentality. WHY?
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Sun, Nov 25 2018
What does Gallaudet University Looks Like Today?
The Last Hiccup The attitude of Gallaudet University is changing and we all should be concerned for future. Especially ASL.
Sun, Nov 25 2018
Deafhood Foundation: A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Define...
The Last Hiccup Deafhood Foundation writes, “Your donation will help end the economic exploitation of Deaf people, support anti-audism work, and create a society where everyone experiences full humanity and celebrates American Sign Language and Deaf culture.” I have had been thinking about this for a while. For the last eight years, I have had invested a lot […]
Sat, Nov 24 2018
Open Video for Julie Rems Smario
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Wed, Nov 21 2018
The Last Hiccup The “quality” of a Deaf child should not be misunderstood by AGBell’s practitioners of Audism, Hate, Surdophobia and Oppression.
Sun, Nov 18 2018
Hate Crime Statistics: Not Good News
The Last Hiccup Most recent by releasing FBI statistics about hate crimes is a scary thought to take a look at, and we need to examine the problem in society.
Thu, Nov 15 2018
DATA-ISM: The New Audism
The Last Hiccup Is Data-Ism the New Audism? Data can be tricky and could lead to the unlocking the power of data to gain more Audism to benefit Alexander Graham Bell as money generator.
Thu, Nov 08 2018
Election Day: Deaf Returnees VOTE.
The Last Hiccup Elections IMPORTANT. Our democracy depends on November’s midterm elections. Bottom line, the consequences are real blocking Deaf Returnees’s fundamental rights to vote without prejudice. Stigma is not needed in the society that includes Deaf community.
Tue, Nov 06 2018
David Call: No Place for Bullying
The Last Hiccup I cannot be silenced about this anymore. I think I had enough. Since October is Anti-Bullying Month, I need to share this story. When I got invited to be the first presenter of first-time ever Social Justice Conference Within the Deaf Community in Northern California (Greater Bay area) at local community college last September 2016, […]
Wed, Oct 31 2018
Starbucks: The First U.S. Signing Store Outclass Surdophobia
The Last Hiccup Today was grand opening for America’s first signing Starbucks store in Washington, D.C., the home of Deaf-centered ghosts, where Deaf leader Robert P. MacGregor was a presence as an alumnus for the world’s first Deaf university, made a powerful quote, The utmost extreme to which tyranny can go when its mailed hand descends upon a […]
Tue, Oct 23 2018
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