The World is Waiting For You
The Last Hiccup 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: Live streaming. EPHPHATHA as seen on huge black Gallaud...
Tue, May 21 2019
Youth Leadership Camp: Rejection of Mainstreamed Deaf
The Last Hiccup
Mon, May 20 2019
Reclaiming the Youth Leadership Camp
The Last Hiccup This coming weekend (May 24-27th): Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) Alumni Foundation 50th Years for the search of the Leadership experience. When I first learned about YLC while I was an attendee for Deaf People of Color Conference in 2010 where it was held in Portland, Oregon. I was 35 years old that time. Oh, I […]
Mon, May 20 2019
Concern About Rep. Tom Cole as Gallaudet Commencement...
The Last Hiccup 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 […]
Mon, May 13 2019
Mothers Are Also Survivors of Alexander Graham Bell
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.: 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…
Sun, May 12 2019
Gallaudet: Censorship & the Punishment of ASL
The Last Hiccup Gallaudet University still have relationship with Alexander Graham Bell, a historical figure who owned Audist views or engaged in hate practices—his name have not been removed across on the campus of Gallaudet. The coat of arms by the name of Bell have been idolized a landscape symbol of Audism that honors AGBell that leads to […]
Tue, Apr 30 2019
Response to Donalda Ammons, President of GUAA
The Last Hiccup “This is Donalda Ammons, President of GUAA. On behalf of GUAA I wish to correct your misconstrued statement that those two women contracted GUAA and that the GUAA board’s decision was influenced. It is totally and absolutely fabricated. I ask that you retract this particular statement. Thank you very much. We need to have reliable […]
Tue, Apr 23 2019
My Thoughts Are With Sri Lanka
The Last Hiccup Bombing and killing innocent people is not the solution. Religious bigotry: Enough.
Sun, Apr 21 2019
GUAA: Deaf vs Deaf
The Last Hiccup There have been some speculation why Ella mae Lentz did not get GUAA award at Gallaudet few weeks ago. If true, Deaf vs Deaf is the greatest pain.
Sun, Apr 21 2019
My Visit to Oklahoma City Bombing Site
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.: 14 years ago today—April 19th and it was one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history. It has happened in Oklahoma City. I got to visit the memorial on April 19, 2004. It was one of the most profound experiences I ever dealt with.…
Fri, Apr 19 2019
Gallaudet University: A Signing Community?
The Last Hiccup Honestly, as three days ago, when I was at Library of Congress to see private collections of old letters hand-written by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Sophia Fowler Gallaudet, Edward Miner Gallaudet, Laurent Clerc, the list goes on—to help out a friend for PhD dissertation. ASL stands for American Sign Language. They all had the goal: ASL-centered, […]
Thu, Apr 11 2019
Why Library of Congress Matters Ever in the Age of Deaf...
The Last Hiccup Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.: Guardian of the private collections. There is nothing better than this unique place. The principles at play are much larger than this. I believe in mother of all libraries. Indeed, growing up where I usually carry library card with me all the time, the experiences as a library supporter, […]
Tue, Apr 09 2019
Why Deaf Community Should Not Label ROAR as Hate Group
The Last Hiccup Hearing people, for example, hearing supremacists whose knowledge about Deaf people is the path of creating a hate crime where they usually experience blatant hate crime in which ignorance had aggressively gone behind the human consciousness what is called amygdala where the hate and fear created right there. I would like to point out […]
Tue, Apr 02 2019
In Response to Brendan Stern’s Post
The Last Hiccup The eyes are considered the necessary components of appreciation. The other day, someone shared a quote with me where someone wise dude once said, “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” This post is to response Brendan Stern’s Why I Will Not Drink at the Signing […]
Sun, Mar 31 2019
Stop AGBell’s Hate Group
The Last Hiccup Alexander Graham Bell (AGBell) is a hate group. Why not? There are certain people, organizations, watchdogs and others who do not support this idea the fact AGBell is a hate group. However, ever since AGBell walked into America, he created the rising tide of language bigots. For almost a century, the bigoted written articles, which […]
Mon, Mar 25 2019
Curing Deaf Humans?
The Last Hiccup The article printed in South Africa announces that they found a way to cure Deaf people. Stop using Deaf people as lab rats. ---
Sun, Mar 24 2019
President Bobbi Cordano Resigns?
The Last Hiccup There has been some concerns about Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano–the Gallaudet community (faculty, etc) wants her to resign. Otherwise, protest would be in order if Bobbi did not follow the demands.
Sun, Mar 24 2019
A Silent Enemy: Islamophobia Among Us
The Last Hiccup Islamophobia is real. Muslims come from all walks of life. Yet the white supremacy are often overlooked and not enough discussed; the culture of Islamophobia exploiting white silence of all ages, portraying their language and culture as less impressive and important than it really is. The shooting inside mosques killing 50 people in New Zealand […]
Mon, Mar 18 2019
Patronizing and Exploiting Deaf for ‘The Gift of...
The Last Hiccup This image by ESPN is a perfect example of hearing-washing. “The gift of hearing” is exactly the reflection of a mirror. It has nothing wrong being Deaf athlete with the natural ability and that’s greatness. That’s the gift in sports. There were many Deaf athletes that were born with gift in sports. It has nothing […]
Sun, Mar 17 2019
Dealing With Acts of Hate
The Last Hiccup Last Sunday, March 10th, 2019: First of all, I would like to thank my driver for taking me to a training series about hate crime and bias. It was nice to meet people. Why is Deaf community quiet in the media? Then it is on a mission to address the plight of America’s most difficult […]
Fri, Mar 15 2019
Crying Hands: Deaf People in Hitler’s Germany Reflection
The Last Hiccup Saturday evening, March 9th, 2019, I grabbed the opportunity to watch a powerful performance called Crying Hands: Deaf People in Hitler’s Germany “based on interviews of Deaf Holocaust and civilian survivors, explores the fates of the Deaf and disabled in Nazi Germany, a neglected story of the Holocaust.” The play of Crying Hands captured the […]
Sun, Mar 10 2019
Why History Repeats
The Last Hiccup 200 years ago (1819), Congress passed the law to civilize Native Americans. 100 years ago (1919), what was it like to be in Deaf community that time? What about now in 2019? Do we recognize the history that repeats to belittle ASL and the state of being Deaf?
Fri, Mar 01 2019
MAGA Hats: Stop Mocking Homeless!
The Last Hiccup Earlier today around 1 PM Eastern time, two people with MAGA hats mocks a homeless person which was not acceptable for culture of hate becomes my duty to stop them.
Thu, Feb 21 2019
DHF: Ten Years Ago and Now
The Last Hiccup As a student in 2009, Deafhood Foundation (DHF) was founded ten years ago that time, opened my eyes and still finding the meaning in Deafhood journey.
Thu, Feb 21 2019
Open Letter for Nyle DiMarco
The Last Hiccup This post is written for Nyle DiMarco: First, I admire Nyle for defying the mathematical odds in Hollywood industry. That was really big. Math is your best friend but it can be your enemy where it can define your life overnight. Just like that. Oh, I understand Math. I love math. My first major was […]
Tue, Feb 19 2019
Harming Deaf Community: Hate Crime Laws
The Last Hiccup Hate Crime in Portland, Oregon is a serious issue. Portland has been a hot spot for hate crimes even though it is invisible just like that. Raised in greater Portland area for 37 years, and studied under world-class hate crime professor where he taught me how to be knowledge about prejudice, hate crimes and violent […]
Mon, Feb 18 2019
AGBell: Time for You to Heal Your Angry Brain
The Last Hiccup Edward Miner Gallaudet (EMG): December 1881 This is one of the most powerful pieces written by EMG. It is a year after infamous Milan Resolution. I will share few of his writing. The grand opening of his article: “The heated controversies which have been sustained for many years as to the merits of rival methods […]
Sat, Feb 16 2019
Can “Data” Twist?
The Last Hiccup While I took advanced statistics class, I learned so much that I felt that it could benefit you to understand why data can easily twisted.
Mon, Feb 11 2019
Are We Racists?
The Last Hiccup Can White Deaf Community admit that they are racists? Does Racism overwhelm you? Do you see enemies all around? Racism is a lifetime habit that is hard to break and it starts with us.
Mon, Feb 11 2019
The Last 48 Hours: Deaf Community Marginalized?
The Last Hiccup After I watched State of the Union by #45 in 2019 speech, I have to admit that it was a joke. I mean, come on, it would take someone to have a simple common sense to solve math problem in additional formula. Does Donald Trump understand the solution that would fix the sociological problem in […]
Wed, Feb 06 2019
Invisible Hand: Did Melissa Elmira Yingst and Socorro...
The Last Hiccup I’ve been thinking a lot about this. Was it a hate crime what Melissa Elmira Yingst and Socorro Garcia experienced at Detroit Airport because of their state of being Deaf? Sexual orientation? That they are not white? Even though the gate agent is Black. It’s most likely the person who called police on Deaf couple […]
Thu, Jan 31 2019
My Cat, Bootsie Needs Your Help
The Last Hiccup https://www.gofundme.com/np6mt4-bootsie039s-surgery
Wed, Jan 30 2019
DELTA AIR LINES: Deaf Passengers Insulted and Humiliated
The Last Hiccup The major airlines were supposed to treat people with respect, dignity, and professionalism. When it comes to Deaf passengers, it is the opposite of it. Like, Respect-disrespect. Dignity-dishonor. Professionalism-amateur. At the center of viral video scandal, it is just a good example of the Surdophobia, a term for the fear of Deaf people. It also […]
Mon, Jan 28 2019
Or…to Act as Judge?
The Last Hiccup Word of the Day on January 24, 2019 by Merriam-Webster: Adjudicate: to settle judicially or to act as judge Did Deaf community ask Alexander Graham Bell to adjudicate whether American Sign Language (ASL) is the best language for the Deaf? Think about it. Even today in 2019, AGBell still acts as a judge to divide […]
Thu, Jan 24 2019
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
»Top Ten Posts|
1762. Readers' Favorite Review, by K.C. Finn, of Seventh...1763. Jack Marshall Can't Do This1764. How to Fake Hearing loss..1765. How to talk to people that cannot hear you.1766. Terp agencies are biased?
View New Videos
by the Signing Community
© 2019 DeafRead and TaylerInfomedia
DeafRead does not endorse any of the blogs by the mere act of publishing.