There are many ways that deaf people feel oppressed by hearing people, for this we will focus on peddling aspect of the oppression. How is that deaf peddlers are oppressed? Hearing people pretend to be deaf peddling people to sell ABC cards so they too can make money. It’s not fair to deaf people since jobs are already prioritized to be given to hearing people over deaf people that even a deaf person’s native language is being taken advantage of by hearing people as well. Deaf people are already going through many hardships (discrimination, isolated, in minority group disregarded and oppressed by the majority group, and many other things) in their lives and they should deserve to have a good life too.
This message of incapability is sinking into the heads of many Deaf children and adults. Deaf people as a group are underemployed or unemployed period. Many community based services are unwilling to make accommodations to meet the needs of this unique population. Being deaf means that you can’t hear the conversations in supermarkets, in banks, at the post office, at work, at school, etc. All of these which hearing people take for granted.
Audism Research When we imagine someone being discriminated or prejudice, we normally think it is because of their race, homophobia or gender at first. Discrimination against race, homophobia, and gender is the most known and heard of in our country. However, hard of hearing and Deaf people can be discriminated by people who are known as audists. Audism is the notion that one is superior based on one’s ability to hear or behave in way as one who hears (Harrington). Audism is the failure to accommodate someone who is deaf or hard of hearing as well.
However, both are direct to a certain group. Every person sees a group differently, that is why there are many stereotypes and misconceptions. Men and women have different points of view, resulting in different kinds of stereotypes. Deaf people are perceived as people who need to get “fixed”, who are not capable of anything, and who are freaks. There are many stereotypes of different groups and cultures.
hear a little or not at all. It is just not black and white. That seems to be a common misconception people have about the deaf community. The deaf community has always been thought of as being “incapable” in many ways. The hearing world believes that because someone is deaf he or she cannot do things that “hearing” can.
Even those with schooling up to the age of 18 or older are often functionally illiterate, read at a grade level of second grade or below, and have unintelligible speech (Vernon 2010). Furthermore, there is a segment of the deaf population that is incompetent or minimally competent in terms of understanding the legal process; those people are defined as having Primitive Personality Disorder (PPD). Due to all of this, there are those in the deaf community who are deemed as having Linguistic Incompetence, which means a defendant is declared incompetent to stand trial because he/she does not understand the charges made against them (Vernon 2005). The deaf and hard of hearing are left with few resources when entering the criminal justice system. For example, since law enforcement personnel lack knowledge of deaf people and their culture (Vernon 2005) the law enforcement often arrest those who are deaf like everyone else, with their hands behind their backs, yet if the only way the deaf communicate is with their hands then the police have taken that communication, a basic human right, away from them.
Most jobs won’t hire a deaf person because they don’t think they are able to do the job even if they are more than capable, typically companies don’t want to accommodate or are unaware on how to accommodate the deaf or hard of hearing. The National Association of the deaf can help inform you on what to do and legally what is your next step. On their website, it’ll say that deaf people must have, “visual alerts for audible alarms and messages, captioned audiovisual information.” Those are just a few accommodations that every deaf person. The next step if a person is discriminated would be to contact Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and it will be
The hearing community, mostly views Deaf people with a half-empty perspective. Most hearing people feel bad for the Deaf because their incapability to hear. However, the Deaf community does not see their Deafness as a disability. Deaf people enjoy being Deaf, they like being quiet; it is their life. The Hearing community thinks that being Deaf limits you to jobs, career success, skills, driving abilities, and much more.
Hearing people would often try to teach deaf people to speak, or try to separate the Deaf community. One of the biggest leaders of the view that the Deaf should be separated was Alexander Graham Bell. He kept deaf people apart from each other, and created alienation between deaf people. Furthermore, the Deaf community was often stereotyped on television, and once television had sound they were increasingly discriminated against. Even though much of the discrimination was between the hearing and the deaf community, segregation and discrimination was happening inside of the deaf community as well.
These disabilities are seen as weakness in our society that hence contribute to the stereotype that leads to the discrimination against the disabled. • There are a significant number of people who instinctively hate the disabled, although it is disgusting to behold such behaviour, it is not incomprehensible. • Deep in our idea of ourselves is a picture of what human beings are supposed to be like. This is physical as well as moral. If people deviate notably from the norm, many find it unsettling.