The Hidden Hand: Hate in Deaf Community
The Last Hiccup Every year, on Saint Patrick’s Day, my grandparents would watch their favorite movie, 1952 “The Quiet Man” because Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne were their favorite actress and actor. Plus, it was filmed in Ireland. As they say, “Erin Go Bragh!” [Ireland forever] Then I learned later that John’s name was not his […]
Tue, Jul 25 2017 · 20 hours ago
The Lack of Jury Duty for Deaf People
The Last Hiccup On Friday, July 21st hot afternoon–I decided to meet a friend and gave a tour at Library of Congress. Great times! However, when we walked into a room, “Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations.” and I saw something that caught my attention and share this with you fellows. It makes me wonder if Library […]
Sat, Jul 22 2017
Did AGBell Take the Possession of Deaf Community Out of...
The Last Hiccup Fighting hate. Teaching tolerance. Seeking justice. All those years I’ve read books about Abraham Lincoln. I visited Lincoln Memorial many times. I visited Lincoln’s summer retreat. I’ve visited Ford Theatre. I’ve visited Petersen House. The only place I did not get to visit Springfield, Illinois, the birthplace of Lincoln. Not yet. Few days ago, I […]
Thu, Jul 20 2017
ASL: The Meaning of ‘Justice for All’
The Last Hiccup There are millions of visitors who visit District of Columbia, the nation’s capital. What I did not realize that today on this date, July 16, 1790 when DC was picked as nation’s capital while the first American president, George Washington signed The Residence Act that made a city. There are indeed still consequences in today’s […]
Sun, Jul 16 2017
Do you Support Transformative Healing?
The Last Hiccup It takes the greatest amount of strength to overcome the world’s evil motto: Stigma. Every day in the life of an American, while the life expectancy of the average American is almost 79 years, those who lack awareness to understand hate. Deaf returned citizens, in body, mind, and spirit would most likely have difficult life […]
Fri, Jul 14 2017
The Rivers: Stories Are The Greatest Mystery
The Last Hiccup When I visited Harper’s Ferry in 2013, I saw the rivers between Shenandoah and Potomac which has a story behind them. Princess Shenandoah and the Potomac warrior were forbidden to get married by their tribes. They both cried a lot and made the rivers to meet. That is where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers meet. […]
Wed, Jul 12 2017
Should Gallaudet University a Tuition Free Policy?
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Sat, Jul 08 2017
Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of...
The Last Hiccup Frederick Douglass wrote this on July 5th, 1852: Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I […]
Wed, Jul 05 2017
Let America Be America Again
The Last Hiccup When I read Langston Hughes’s poem called, “Let America Be America Again” few hours ago today, I was really blown away by how he wrote this. Looking back when I took Harlem Renaissance course [part of credits for English majors] as an undergraduate student years ago, I must have missed this because this is exactly what […]
Tue, Jul 04 2017
Video Remote Interpreting: Sue NAD and Chris Wagner for...
The Last Hiccup While I was a patient last November 2016, VRI has broken down four times due to “technical difficulties” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit wrote that Deaf patients could sue against hospitals for neglect of live interpreters instead of using video remote interpreting (VRI). I never liked using VRI myself as […]
Sun, Jul 02 2017
Wrestling Tests My Character and Strength
The Last Hiccup My three years lettered in varsity wrestling expect my freshman year because I was transferred late from other school and did not qualify for the highest spot in wrestling. It was one of my life’s highlights–winning Falcon Takedown Classic, Lumberjack Classic, placing third in Clark County Tournament, been in top three in almost all of […]
Sun, Jul 02 2017
The Town I Grew Up
The Last Hiccup In a quiet country corner in Southwest area in Washington State, the county fails to be confronted with a reality that there are people that are in denial. Their “Audist version of the American Dream.” The county that practices a series of hate crimes, literature, and speech and breaks the state and federal law of […]
Thu, Jun 29 2017
Can We Stand Together Against Hate?
The Last Hiccup Alexander Graham Bell (AGBell) wants to normalize hate ideology. Many parents of Deaf children fell prey to his tactics. AGBell is a hate group in many eyes. American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture has been threatened through horrifying words invoking the truth. We need to send a strong message to AGBell loyalists who encourage […]
Fri, Jun 23 2017
Chris Haulmark: Where is the Values of Integrity?
The Last Hiccup Yes, I was well aware that Chris Haulmark is a Democrat at first; which was a big joke. Why did I write that Chris is a Republican in the first place? Because, his way of thinking and values are exactly what the Republicans are today. There is no way that Chris has blue blood in […]
Thu, Jun 22 2017
Ridor9th: Here is The Truth
The Last Hiccup Time for me to tell Deaf Community the truth what Ricky Duncan Taylor known as Ridor9th has done a major damage my life and time for me to take it back.
Wed, Jun 21 2017
Chris Haulmark: Revenge and Punishment Does Not Win
The Last Hiccup Do you think Chris Haulmark deserve a congressional seat for Kansas? The problem is that he is a Republican. That is one of many red flags. He also have a reputation for driven hatred—by rubbing in Deaf people’s faces back in 2015—Deaf Protest what is now Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) and viewed DGM as “prime […]
Sun, Jun 18 2017
THE FLAG DAY: DEAFHOOD DIALOGUE
The Last Hiccup Originally posted on I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being: Nancy Rourke’s Everywhere We Stand Today is the day we celebrate Flag Day. There are so many things I wanted to write about this particular day why it is important to recognize this meaning of the flag. I was…
Wed, Jun 14 2017
ASL Is Not A National Disgrace
The Last Hiccup TETRA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Alexander Graham Bell 2014 Volta Award winner, Ann Geers of the University of Texas at Dallas makes a damaging article that Deaf children who are cochlear implant users who do not NEED to learn American Sign Language in April 2017 report. Geers has no right that she thinks ASL is […]
Wed, Jun 14 2017
In the Eyes of Hate: Sweeping LGBTQ Deaf People Under the...
The Last Hiccup June is LGBTQ month and this weekend, in Washington, D.C; National Pride rally is on the stage. I, Jason “JT” Tozier supports LGBTQ regardless of who they are. Couple of months ago, I was doing some serious research on hate crimes for academic PowerPoint presentation—and found that there has been stories that are so invisible […]
Sun, Jun 11 2017
The Lack of Deaf-Owned Business in District of Columbia.
The Last Hiccup 153 years ago when National Deaf Mute College (Now Gallaudet University) was established, can you imagine during that time, Deaf people were walking around the campus looking forward for a better future? The people of Washington, D.C. know next nothing about ASL and culture. Thanks to Gallaudet University, the education counterparts have been listened at […]
Wed, Jun 07 2017
Gallaudet University: Charity Reedy Warigon, A Finalist for...
The Last Hiccup I am a Deaf White Straight Male. I am an alumnus of Gallaudet University. As Gallaudet University is strongly white establishment system even today, the administration, majority of faculty and students are still predominately white. I am sharing my major concerns about Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) final three picks. I honestly think that Gallaudet University […]
Fri, Jun 02 2017
Free Speech vs Hate Speech
The Last Hiccup Discussing between Free Speech as noted in United States Constitution First Amendment that allows hate speech which is a BIG PROBLEM today in America. Jeremy Joseph Christian who murdered two guys through HATE SPEECH on Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) in Portland, Oregon on May 26, 2017 thinks he has the “right” to provoke it based […]
Wed, May 31 2017
No Human Rights Law Shall Expel ASL Ever
The Last Hiccup When I read all the letters Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) sent to the Honorable Julie A. Morrison, a senator for Illinois about SB0752 and HB1811. IRID president, William Lee’s words: Requiring fluency in ASL does not need to be explicitly stated in the law in our opinion. It was a huge […]
Tue, May 30 2017
Hate Crime: A New Form of Islamphobia in America
The Last Hiccup Why not America toughen up hate speech laws like other countries? See that picture above? MAX train. Powerful words. Emotional words. What happened on May 26, 2017 in Portland, Oregon intensified dramatically after the horrific hate crime event. Violence has grown exponentially—more like hate exponents targeting Muslim community. As of this writing, hate and […...
Sat, May 27 2017
May 26, 2017: Hate Crime in Portland, Oregon
The Last Hiccup On May 26, 2017 afternoon: A hate crime that shook the city of Portland filled with high emotions, sadness, and confusion. There is no time to ignore hate crime. Please take your time out of your community life and read those books to understand and fight against hate crime and Islamphobia, too!
Sat, May 27 2017
Can Counseling Save Deaf Returned Citizens?
The Last Hiccup Deaf butterflies are rooting for Deaf returned citizens FOR HOPE! From my experiences as Deaf returned citizen, having going through social rejection for more than 20+ years, I can point to three basic observations about Deaf returned citizens how they can learn that shape their lives into positive theme. I will explain in italic how […]
Sat, May 27 2017
We All Have Struggles
The Last Hiccup Cherokee Story of Two Wolves: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false […]
Fri, May 26 2017
The Politics of Audiology at Gallaudet University
The Last Hiccup Few weeks ago, Gallaudet University held a graduation for 2017 graduates—and I attended and received the 147th Commencement Ceremony “catalog” ranging from Order of Exercises [Processional to Conferring of Degrees and to Recessional]—there was one page that caught my eyes very much. Doctor of Philosophy where students received their Ph.D in field: Two in Educa...
Wed, May 24 2017
Let’s Grab Some Popcorn!
The Last Hiccup Watching Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump is like a set of movies in order or perhaps a sequence. Cutting 9.2 Billion dollars for Education is a big insult to the American people. LBTQA and Black students including Deaf students are America’s future students that should not be demoralized and oppressed!
Wed, May 24 2017
My Letter for Graduate School
The Last Hiccup My mother and my father were proud of me graduating that day! June 2011. --- [It was written in 2011] Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, D.C. 20002 ATTENTION: Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies To Whom It May Concern: Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and to express my […]
Sun, May 21 2017
Mothers Are Also Survivors of Alexander Graham Bell
The Last Hiccup 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 with my brother Steven. Today is Mother’s Day. All the […]
Sun, May 14 2017
AGBell: Lies in Layers
The Last Hiccup In this writing, we need to challenge the sociological problem of hate-motivated attitude by Alexander Graham Bell supporters that are against American Sign Language (ASL) that should report in the society as a perpetual and rough adventure in the world of evil lies in layers. I believe rather firmly that sociological problems are like bullying […]
Thu, May 11 2017
Did Gallaudet University Erase Hate Crime Recently?
The Last Hiccup I learned about this when I visited Gallaudet University couple of hours ago. It is being offered for $500—the university viewed it as vandalism. It was a student action project exhibit and robbed their time and education. I am very much in support of Black Lives Matter. To me, once someone took the sign down […]
Wed, May 10 2017
The Most Controversial Tattoo: Deafhood
The Last Hiccup About to get tattooed any minute. April 2010. I am being tired of called LIAR and accuse me that I was not the first person to have tattoo of Deafhood in America. I do not want to become egoistical about this but I get e-mails telling me that I’m a pathological liar and all nasty messages […]
Mon, May 08 2017
Rebuke Cochlear Implant PSA
The Last Hiccup I just got finished watching a movie just now, Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt—there was a quote from the movie with the opening scene that I should share with the readers. “A new world. A fresh start. Room to grow.” The video via YouTube whom released to the public, Cochlear Implant PSA was full of public […]
Mon, May 08 2017
ASL Story 1-11: Albert Einstein
The Last Hiccup It was published by ASLized! three years ago—My ASL in 1-11 story.
Sun, May 07 2017
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