My Mother and Father instilled DOD morals upon me. I was never taught to feel superior or inferior to anybody. My Mother showed me right from wrong. If I even so much as whispered a racial slur, I would have been punished harshly. But I never thought in black and white or Deaf and hearing. I knew growing up that God has the right to judge but we as humans do not. Of course growing up had curiosities and still to this day I still do, but there is a place and time to ask those questions.
How could I discriminate against anybody for any reason. It would be shameful, because they could turn it back on me.
Growing up I was ridiculed for being poor. My Dad worked hard but we lived within our means. My sister-in laws cousin is deaf. She wears a hearing aid and speaks. By seeing the movie, now know that she is an audits. She always feels superior to Deaf people who cannot speak and Deaf people who do not having hearing devices of some kind.
That is definitely autism in the works. I remember specifically one time we were eating out all together; me, my brother, his wife, and the cousin. The cousin was making fun off girl at her work that can’t speak well because she is Deaf.
The cousin was just telling us the story about it. She said that her co-worker is Deaf and wears a hearing aid but doesn’t speak well and that she is better than her cause she speaks.
I just stayed quiet to keep the peace in my family but I knew that wasn’t right. She considers herself hearing not Deaf. I told her that was taking SSL and Deaf Culture this semester and she didn’t have a reaction. She just said well good luck with that. Since we come from a small town, we all grew up around each other. To try to spark some curiosity in her; always find myself telling her owe my classes are going.
Maybe to change her ways of thinking. Autism should be punished by the court systems. Its sad that children and adults that are Deaf are left out of a lot of things, especially in their own families. It made me angry in the movie how they spoke of their family members saying “I’ll tell you later, or not important. ” It’s just rude to exclude somebody for any reason. For English I wrote a Proposal paper on a device called order assist. It’s a package that can be purchased by fast-food restaurants to make it easier for Deaf people to order through a drive-thru.