Overall, what stuck with me the most of the movie was deaf culture as a whole. I’ve never met a deaf person or even knew anyone who might’ve been deaf until I was enrolled in ASL 1. I didn’t know about how they had no schools to teach them about sign language until Gallaudet wanted to teach them sign language as their universal deaf language. The facinating thing I learned from the movie though was the African American lady explaining the different dialects that deaf people have. She desc...
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... a characteristic they have yet that might be due to me not being educated in deaf culture since I don’t have daily conversations with deaf people to understand how different they are from hearing people which shows just how much I require to learn about ASL and its communities.
I used to believe that deaf people were not like me, for some reason I saw them as gentle and nice individuals who are nicer than the normal hearing person yet this movie made me realize that they are have made similar mistakes during history and have been discriminated against similarly to other minorities. They were even a part of the civil rights movement, demanding for a deaf president to represent them at Gallaudet University which had never even considered to have one. I don’t really know why I had a different impression about them, but now I know that they are just like hearing people.
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