Alicia Wooten: “Not How I Want You to Remember Me….”
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Sun, Apr 23 2017 · 15 hours ago
The Stigma of a Deaf Returned Citizen
The Last Hiccup 12 years old kid. I do not even know what happiness meant after that. I was just a stupid 12 years old kid. I made very poor choices. I came from a broken home. I did not have many friends. Yes, I am a returned citizen for 21 years and counting. When I was […]
Sun, Apr 23 2017 · 19 hours ago
The Reflection of a Giant Mirror at Gallaudet University
The Last Hiccup Imagine the giant mirror at Gallaudet University We all ask why there is no event celebrating 200 years of ASL and the birth of Deaf Education at Gallaudet University. The only thing coming out of Gallaudet is the video message by President Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano. Gallaudet University would not exist without Laurent Clerc and […]
Sat, Apr 22 2017
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The Last Hiccup I was a patient there for a while before I was discharged recently (today) for a heart-related condition. When I found out the sign on the door where I was assigned to be in a room, the ignorance about Deaf people by labelling them “hearing impaired”–a damaging image of Deaf people. What I do […]
Fri, Apr 21 2017
At the Center of White Privilege: Altering Deaf People of...
The Last Hiccup I am 42 years old male, my government skin is white, and a direct line with indigenous people in my family, I will copy and paste this powerful statement that today people still thinks Indigenous people are “people of color”: A common phrase used to describe minority or underrepresented populations is “people of color.” American […]
Fri, Apr 21 2017
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Deaf Education in...
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Sun, Apr 16 2017
ASL Day: The Glory of Hearing People
The Last Hiccup I decided to write this blog on behalf of Deaf people, whose culture is appropriated by and for the glory of hearing people. ASL Day is supposed to honor and award given to Deaf people. They because they are the innovators of ASL. Without ASL, we have no past, no society, no culture, no relationships, […]
Fri, Apr 14 2017
A Witch Hunt: America 1883
The Last Hiccup Over the last couple of years, I have been meeting some of Deaf people who were colonized by Alexander Graham Bell’s witch-hunt. Words are too great to describe. The practices of Alexander Graham Bell Association bring in the climate of environmental hate. After reading a book, “The Colonizer and the Colonized” written by Albert Memmi for my […]
Thu, Apr 13 2017
Sean Spicer Whitewashes Deaf Holocaust Survivors and Victims
The Last Hiccup I am still in disgust what Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary said to the world, “Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”—To me, it is a human militarization language as well as whitewashing America. Do you realize that Spicer also used the violence of hate in denial that he confronts Racism, Anti-Semitism, and all […]
Wed, Apr 12 2017
The Long Silence of Forgotten Audism
The Last Hiccup Since Tom Humphries coined “Audism” in late ‘70s for his Ph.D., his vision of seeing a lot of Deaf people being oppressed so frightening that as Tom did not give any professional lectures about it. Almost four decades later, Humphries does not believe in it to pretend that Audism exist. Is Audism controversial? I remember reading […]
Mon, Apr 10 2017
Pastor Mark Ehrlichmann and its Jesus Camp
The Last Hiccup Once you join HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf), you need to praise Jesus first. Is that considered a religious oppression? Remember a documentary film called Jesus Camp that was made in 2006, it was so bad and offensive to their human rights. It was really awful. According to Mark Ehrichlmann, a pastor […]
Sun, Apr 09 2017
Lisa Lampanelli: Queen of Hate-Monger in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup Look at the date and the namesake of the theatre. April 8th. The theatre named after President Lincoln. It is the date when President Lincoln signed an important history to give Deaf people a new life to breathe for higher education by establishing National Deaf Mute College in 1864. I saw the sign when I […]
Fri, Apr 07 2017
Happy National Beer Day!
The Last Hiccup Ryder wants to taste my beer! Nice try! Today is National Beer Day. Appreciate the innovators of beer in the past and present. In my personal opinion, the genius of beer would be Arthur Guinness, the owner of Guinness in Ireland. -JT Copyright @ 2017 Jason Tozier This text may be freely copied in its […]
Fri, Apr 07 2017
The Unreal and Real: Stories From Deafhood Journey
The Last Hiccup Four years ago the day before today, we were selected to give a play called The Deafhood Monologues written by Ella Mae Lentz held at Atlas Performing Arts Center, one of the oldest theaters in District of Columbia that night. It was special for all of us. I was very proud to be part of the cast—despite […]
Thu, Apr 06 2017
Task Force for the Creation of Deaf Culturally Competent...
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being: I submit the accompanying request for proposal, “Task Force for the Creation of Deaf Culturally Competent Training for Service Providers of Deaf Children Survivors of Sexual Assault”, to implore the creation of a specific Task Force dedicated to improving…
Wed, Apr 05 2017
Thought of the Day: Is “Disempowerment” Overlooked?
The Last Hiccup Deaf author published an article, “A Quick Look at Everyday Disempowerment of Deaf people” in Spring 2016 issue of NADmag. “The Deaf community certainly has come a long way over the decades, even if the pendulum constantly swings from one side to the other in terms of education, discrimination, access, and equality. It is so […]
Wed, Apr 05 2017
Gallaudet College: The Fence
The Last Hiccup Imagine what Gallaudet College would look like shortly after 6 PM on April 4th, 1968. The campus was quiet until the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. got shot. What were the reactions from Gallaudet students that time? What would they wake up from reality the next morning? Whenever the students set out on the […]
Tue, Apr 04 2017
In the Name of Silence: Is Writing Not Allowed?
The Last Hiccup Are Deaf returned citizens allowed to write stories without the list of hate targeting them? Not a ponderous chance! Try to ask yourself about that. I believe that it is a general inclination of all humankind to perpetually and restlessly use any language for information, knowledge and communication. Nothing is more symptomatic of the difference […]
Mon, Apr 03 2017
Suicide is a Big Problem in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup One problem with labeling that leads to suicide in America are that both sides it is ruled by emotion rather than fact. There is a big reason suicide view, as public health issue that is not enough discussed in Deaf community. Today in Deaf community that suicide is still shaped by what happened between these […]
Mon, Apr 03 2017
Remember 2016 April 1st?
The Last Hiccup So, it begins..with on the eve of April 1st, where we were sleeping peacefully that gives ourselves comforting, secure feeling as the state of being Deaf then woke up to a rude awakening where no character to escape in every corner of America’s roads. The Washington Post publishes an article that changed everything. By […]
Fri, Mar 31 2017
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Without Libraries, We Would be Illiterate
The Last Hiccup Picture from my iPhone. Actual book tower–books about Lincoln in Washington, D.C; The most popular president in history. Could we live without libraries? I was notified that Trump administration might possibly cut off the federal funding library funding. I value books and libraries that illuminate my past and present experiences, the images I seen all […]
Thu, Mar 30 2017
Open Letter for Britton Auman
The Last Hiccup If intimidation is motivated by prejudice or bigotry, the severity of hate crime is ignored. I am with you in solidarity, and I would like to command you for your courage to challenge Gallaudet University administration to remind any kind of bias-related including hate crime. That reminds everyone to be aware in November 2001; the […]
Wed, Mar 29 2017
Year 2064: Cyborg University for the Deaf
The Last Hiccup The 21st century will bring many changes to Gallaudet: social changes as we enter the age of international terrorism known as “cochlear implants”, attempting to get rid of ASL and Deaf culture, as our government makes political decisions which will effect many generations to come on a global level. There are, and will be environmental […]
Tue, Mar 28 2017
That’s a Good Example of Hate Crime!
The Last Hiccup Last January 2017, a woman used a “hate-spew” language to attack a Deaf girl for using sign language on the train in England. I think the woman should be charged for a hate crime where the law already recognized its civic duties to protect Deaf citizens in England. They have a hate crime reporting […]
Mon, Mar 27 2017
At The Rim: Here Comes the Rimshot
The Last Hiccup This post is to honor the author of At The Rim for your leisure. You know, being colonized and deny the journey of your own Deafhood, the same term before your eyes, is your last hiccup that recognizes your weakness to embrace Deaf identity. Dude, the 1988 greatest story, has forever radicalized the original root […]
Fri, Mar 24 2017
Congrats, District of Columbia Association of the Deaf...
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Thu, Mar 23 2017
Powerful Diversion in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup Deaf against Deaf that causes diversion in our combustible present, we all need to reframe the conversation about pain we must continue to have, chronicling the powerful forces that have long oppressed progress in Deaf community. The problem is that the majority of Deaf people do not know what 8th Amendment in the United […]
Wed, Mar 22 2017
The Questioning of ‘Safe Haven’ in Classrooms
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being: Every time I see David Call’s artworks–and gives me a lot of ideas to write! As alumni for Gallaudet University and a scholar recipient for a graduate program in Deaf Studies, every vote counts. It is the key idea…
Mon, Mar 20 2017
EPHPHATHA Revisited to Revise
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being: Nancy Rourke’s Cultural Genocide EPHPHATHA is essentially unfinished and incomplete, but it begun from the premise that Deaf people suffer from a deep-seated Audism and need to recognize American Sign Language (ASL) be respected for more just a diversity…
Sun, Mar 19 2017
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The Tides of Deaf Mind: Uncovering the Self-Hate
The Last Hiccup Today, there are thousands of parents of Deaf children who are now cochlear implanted 40% in America according to VICE—and that is scary statistics. There are sure to be far-fetching consequences of what is taking place both in cochlear implant industry of the richest and most powerful country in human history and in what Dr. […]
Sat, Mar 18 2017
How Can We Stop Hate Crime in Deaf America?
The Last Hiccup “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”- Thomas Jefferson The report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism conducted by California State University, San Bernardino had found 22% increase in reported hate crimes in 2016 for ten largest cities in America. That is the new norm in Trump’s America, folks, this is […]
Fri, Mar 17 2017
1988: The World in Unknown Journey
The Last Hiccup 1988 was one of the most remarkable years of the 20th century for Deaf community. All across the world, Deaf people were signing in American Sign Language (ASL), filled the streets and took up arms to arms in a way to win their freedom. Why was it special that year? Deaf President Now (DPN). I […]
Thu, Mar 16 2017
The Invisible Hate: A Forgotten Fear of Deaf People
The Last Hiccup Imagine this… It baffles me the most when American people pay taxes and allow shootings to kill Deaf people either they are ignorant or refuse to learn about Deaf culture, the brain wired with hatred is still there. When a person is stopped on a corner and see two pedestrians whom both are Deaf signing […]
Tue, Mar 14 2017
How Do You Define Hypocrite?
The Last Hiccup A friend of mine sent me an e-mail with screenshot to let me know about Kat Brockway where she posted a comment yesterday: “To make it clear: I do not talk to third party. I talk directly to whoever wants to clear information up. If you have an issue, call or contact me directly […]
Tue, Mar 14 2017
The Missing Link: Where is Dean of Students Affairs and...
The Last Hiccup Someone sent me comment the other day, “Based on your observation where many key players do not participate in this event is very serious concern and it needs to address directly to Gallaudet University President immediately!” The event, Islamophobia Within Deaf Community on March 2nd, 2017 held at Gallaudet University—let’s talk about the topic: Dean […]
Mon, Mar 13 2017
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