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
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
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