so as predicted the NAD has released a statement about Nyle’s
yes they FAIL to mention what triggered their statement – it is not that Nyle’s is all hot and popular – it is that the AG Bell lied and lies again and again hence we say #AGBellLIES
but the NAD doesnt even mention the AG Bell
instead the NAD uses the opportunity to go on the defense and pull out a few shinny examples of Deaf “successes” to prove Deaf people have a right to have sign language
yep never mind you Deaf folks who did not have Deaf parents give u ASL or who are not doctors or lawyers or you who will never be on dancing with the stars – you are not important – we only want to show the shinny Deaf people in defense against the AG Bell’s bullshit when in fact we should be showing that the AG Bell Association has destroyed lives – yes Deaf children have D I E D from cochlear implant complications and Deaf children have KILLED themselves under the weight of audism, oralism, linguicism, phonocentrism, paternalism and more!
This is due to AG Bell & Co.s language bigotry and quest for cultural genocide.
they have NOT been shy about it so the question is…
why is the NAD so shy about NAMING AG Bell when they do this kinda bullshit?
Calling the AG Bell Association in or out – is called direct peaceful confrontation which Gandhi and MLK Jr and Bayard Rustin and Rosa Parks and Larry Kramer and more engaged in – they named the sources of oppression and bigotry and they identified clear demands for justice. and… with a lot of hard work dedication and discipline of pushing civil disobedience forward – it worked. Lots and lots of progress was made.
Psst NAD did u forget that some Deaf folks are ready to engage in LENGTHY hunger strikes? Did you forget they are willing to be arrested? Did you forget they want you to boycott and divest from unjust and bigoted systems that promote lies, falsehoods, and harms against Deaf children and ASL
Yep i guess u did – and gosh how cute you mention the Pediatric article on the pros of bilingualism with Deaf children but you NEGLECT to mention the AG Bell Association’s president Ms. Sugar Esquire’s nasty and bigoted response
Just cuz you dont acknowledge them (the AGBAD) and you do not hold them accountable does NOT mean they are not there.
They are there and they have been wrecking havoc on the lives of Deaf children and their families for a long long time – not just hurting the bond and sense of love and belonging but actually causing learning disabilities as a result of language deprivation when there was absolutely NO reason for that ever to happen in the 20th and 21st century EXCEPT for the fact that the AG Bell Association and pals has risen UNCHALLENGED by the NAD for DECADES.
Organizations and medical professionals are not just RECOMMENDING oralism – they are mandating it! they are not just IRRESPONSIBLE – they are REPREHENSIBLE, UNJUST, DESTRUCTIVE, and DANGEROUS.
when ceo howard rosenblum promised me a firm response from the NAD to AG Bell’s unbrazen unwanted unsolicited and offensive “hearing specialist” membership cards sent to teachers of the Deaf all over the US in 2011 – i expected much more than this very weak and belated (5 years late) statement.
And i formally request an updated from the NAD on their much delayed Language Deprivation bill (for about the 15th time i am requesting this update over the years) – pls dont refer me to the language acquisition thingy the NAD has up – i want to see concrete evidence that the NAD has been pushing forward a bill to end language deprivation in Deaf children and not just referrals to the Cogswell act which is very weak or their proposing some unclear and superficial changes to EHDI way too late in the reauthorization process
A little courage NAD.
Please just a little courage. All eyes and hands are watching.
otherwise your rudder be rotten, your sail be shot, and your ship be sunk.
and for those who may have not seen the NAD’s statement hailing Nyle’s and other stars but not being a truth seeker or a justice league fighter – enjoy https://nad.org/news/2016/4/nyle-dimarco-and-language-your-child#_ftn3
and yes i see the irony in them singing up the praise of ASL all in text English – ’tis a pity that they dont even release their statements in support of ASL by using ASL themselves