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
The Last Hiccup Check transcript for written English in the video description:
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
No Forgotten Sign Language Is Ever Powerfully Lost
The Last Hiccup Me as Jason “JT” Tozier in 1986 photo. (Yeah, that was really me). Birthday party. How do you explain all those painful times and wishing things would be different? A kid’s life is easily damaged, and it is never the same. Looking back 32 years ago, as a 12 years old kid that was not […]
Sun, Oct 21 2018
FUCK YOU, Dwight and Ted
The Last Hiccup Folks, this is tough to write. It is so heavy in my heart that I am tired of living in silence. Even at this point, I am having hard time what to write first thing. I will not live in silence anymore! October is Against Bullying Month, and it is important for survivors of bullying […]
Sat, Oct 20 2018
Fighting the Fires of Hate: Deaf America in Crisis
The Last Hiccup Tonight, I gave a lecture, Fighting the Fires of Hate: Deaf America in Crisis held at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C; the lecture was all about examining the crisis of underreported hate crimes in the Deaf community and how hate crimes are manifested through bigotry and oppression and how do Deaf individuals experience hate crime with […]
Tue, Oct 16 2018
Imagine Lincoln Without Beard in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup In 1860 on October 15th, a 11 years old kid by the name of Grace Bedell writes a letter to Abraham Lincoln asking him to grow a beard before presidency a year later. It was a radical idea, and I advocate the beards myself. The famous beards: Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Paddy Ladd, Robert McGregor, […]
Mon, Oct 15 2018
The Washington Monument of Higher Education for Deaf...
The Last Hiccup 130 years ago, on October 9, 1888—the Washington Monument finally built after 40 years of battles. It was also a battle for Deaf people during that time from 1848-1888. Imagine in 1848, Deaf people would have struggle with learning enhancements in higher education and hungry for Deaf education, and it was a battle for sure. […]
Wed, Oct 10 2018
The Daily Moth: Passion and Clarity?
The Last Hiccup There are many Deaf political activists who withdrew their support for Chris Haulmark WAY before Amy Cohen Efron and Melt Patterson did. It’s not just two of them. The fellowship of Deaf political activists who is not considered as “well-known” which is an insult to their experience. However, being defined “well-known” is brutal. Those Deaf […]
Tue, Oct 02 2018
Own Up, Chris Haulmark
The Last Hiccup Yes, I made a vlog couple of months ago, giving Chris Haulmark a chance to process—his journey. I just couldn’t let it go. Not yet. I became more confused. Upon our only VP call and Chris really have not OWNED up and joined the bully culprit ranks what Chris had done to me was purely […]
Sun, Sep 30 2018
Chicago MED: Profiting Deaf People Off in Hollywood...
The Last Hiccup Dear readers, I had technical problem with iMovie and tried to upload YouTube video via ASL, but it is not working for some reason. My apologies. “IMovie quit unexpectedly” twice—argh! Few hours ago (Wednesday, September 26 evening), I was watching NBC show, “Chicago Med”—and there were plenty of red flags. And, that is not cool […]
Thu, Sep 27 2018
International Deaf Awareness Week 2018: Sandals
The Last Hiccup The sandals are finally gone! New walking shoes are on the way! As International Deaf Awareness Week 2018 is being celebrated around the world, there are forgotten Deaf returnees’s stories that are very much part of Deaf awareness how to empower them instead of shun them out of the society, begins with us. The same […]
Tue, Sep 25 2018
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