14th March 2017
A professor at America’s premier college for deaf students has now proposed that curing deafness is a form of “cultural genocide” because deaf people who can hear would stop using sign language.
Well, yeah, that’s the idea. (More to the point, it would break the rice bowl of professors at colleges for deaf students.)
“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural community,” Burke writes.
Ableism is CrimeThink!