Sunday, March 11, 2012
Time to take down the Mask of Benevolence!
After reading "FORBIDDEN SIGNS: American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language" by Douglas C. Baynton and "The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community" By Harlan Lane, it gives me more conviction to continue being the deaf rights activist and deaf advocate. It is very important to STAND up to those audists.
After recent experiences at EHDI, it is imperative that we continue to campaign against those hearing peopple who are abusing the deaf community. The current events show their disregard to the real needs of the deaf community. Those hearing people conintue, I stress, continue to abuse the deaf education.
It is time to stop being nice and polite! A recent experience of paternalism and oppression at EHDI is enough to get busy for next rally and make those demands be met! AFA (Audism Free America) will continue reminding everyone that it is still necessary to continue the battle for truth, understanding, compassion and protection of American Sign Language and our proud Deaf culture.
Onward we go!