While reading Deaf Again, I couldn’t help from thinking, how I would have treated Mark through elementary school and high school. I was amazed when he said that he was so used to reading people’s lips and didn’t even notice he was deaf. I know that when I try to read people’s lips without hearing their voice it is very hard. It’s crazy how we take advantage of sound in our everyday lives as human beings. I know that I could not imagine not having the ability to hear sounds of the world.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was really big in Starting Gallaudet University it all started when he was playing and his brother and his sister were not playing with another child Thomas went up and tried to talk to the girl Alice but he didn’t know how to communicate with her so he grabbed his hat off of his head and wrote H-A-T in the dirt and she understood and he was inspired to teach other children. Since there were no schools for the deaf, Thomas traveled to England and operated with family schools of deaf students he tried to teach the kids to read lips but it was hard for them to understand. Finally Thomas Gallaudet taught Laurence clerk sign language, they then began to start a school in the year of 1817. When the DPN movement started most of the cops were not okay with the students barricading the school and crowding and screaming the streets. When Zinser was elected president three days of her presidential election she didn 't step one foot on campus.
He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany from a family of eleven children. When he was four years old, spinal meningitis left him deaf. His family was unaware of this and assumed he was just “slow”. Hilterman’s family did not discover that he was deaf until he was ten years old, though he did not learn sign language until he attended Gallaudet University at the age of eighteen. Hilterman was raised in a family of classical musicians, which ultimately inspired him to become a musician as well (Shahidi).
He was taught so much to many people, from Gallaudet, to his students, even to men who wanted to study about sign language. During his time, Clerc would later meet Eliza Boardman, one of his students that he taught to. The two would later marry and have a kid, named Elizabeth Victoria, the first of what would be six kids they would have. Elizabeth would actually later go to ASD and be taught sign language. Considering that Laurent had never gone to college, some of them gave him special honorary degrees for his pioneering work in deaf education.
As a curious young child, I always asked my daddy why black characters were absent in children’s books, Disney movies, and toys? My parents made sure to expose me to things that related to the Black community, however, the popular things were never associated with Blacks. In the most recent Disney princess movie the main character the princess identified as an African American. I was excited because as a young child there were no African American princesses. Disney faced conflict address African-American community concern about the motion picture.
On the contrary, many Deaf people contributed during World War I and World War II. By 1990, a bill called the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed that made it unlawful to discriminate against hiring someone because he or she is Deaf. Furthermore, it was believed that Deaf people could not serve on Jury Duty. That myth, however, was dispelled by Marcella M. Meyer. She had filed a civil lawsuit and won, hence
If today’s youth aren’t being taught about the thing’s their ancestors have gone through and all the things that has happened and why, many will grow up ignorant. Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, these are only a few people mentioned in class, but what about Claudette Colvin who nine months before Rosa Parks, decided not to get off the bus and was taken to jail, or Emmett Till who was 14 and brutally beaten and killed for whistling at a white woman. These are only a few who are not mentioned in our history books or classrooms. Students are taught mathematics, Science, World and American history because it is important. Black history is also important, it teaches the contribution African Americans have made in the past and continue making in the future.
As a first generation American, I have seen my family, specifically my parents, face certain societal preclusions, namely language based discrimination. Being immigrants, my parents do not have traditional eastern American accents, and therefore have been presumed uneducated by many people they have encountered. This would often lead to my brothers and me handling conversations with financial and educational institutions, because, as semi-articulate teenagers, we would receive more respect and have more authority than our middle-aged parents. However, one of the few places that my parents have never faced this kind of discrimination is a hospital. When I was ten I had to tell my father that he needed his gallbladder removed.
From 1916-1918 the black communities population went from 44,000-100,000, which made the living situation very overcrowded. When they realized, the promises made to them as far as them working and their living situations improving was not happening like promised, they began moving into the white communities. Which would intelled more competition in the workforce. This outraged the whites and they reunited the Klu Klux Klan to begin violent acts towards the blacks. In 1918 there were a total of 64 lynchings and in 1919 there were a total of 83 lynchings.
Next, I think the stereotypes that people place on the many disabled people by what they say, or how they act towards a person who is disabled speaks volumes. I think a stereotype is just another type of label people put on disabled people to make them feel better about themselves. However, I feel 20 years ago disabilities were handled a lot differently. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed helping people with disabilities have more possibilities in their life (Block). The minority of people with disabilities have many possibilities, but they still face racial discrimination (Langtree, 2010).
During this time, African-Americans were excluded from public transportation facilities, juries, jobs, and neighborhoods. Many Southern and bordering States did not honor the rights of African-Americans, even with the passing of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. African-Americans assumed the roles as singers and/or comedians; they were only allowed to perform on air but could not talk. (Miller, 2006, p 72) talks about Jack L. Cooper was a comedian on the air in WCAP/Washington DC. With his determination, Cooper became the first African-Americans radio announcer.