Gallaudet issue link clearinghouse

Tom mentioned the kerfuffle and a comment about Jane Fernandez’s characterization that that the issue revolves around her not being “deaf enough,” a description that the FSSA strongly denounces.

The reality is that we can’t be sure what the prime mover is for all the protesters just because they disavow this explanation. In all probability there’s almost as many motivations as their are actors in this play. If you’re interested in peering into the battle as it’s being waged around the net and drawing your own conclusions, however, there’s a number of places you can check out.

The Gallaudet Faculty Staff Student Alumni website is sparse, but not a bad place to start.

Local deaf resource DeafDC has a blog that has had many posts on the issue. Their contributors range from supporters of the protest to ambivalent to completely disinterested. One of their writers, Adam Stone, fairly elequently explains why he thinks that this protest is doomed to failure and his belief that this protest may be about Fernandes but is the result of much more.

Ridor, otherwise known as Ricky Taylor, is a fairly prolific blogger on the issue and not a subtle voice. He’s been very much in the protester camp and his posts are filled with links to other people’s writings and news.

Lastly I include this link to Protest Comics because I should not be the only person to suffer. All I can say is that if it’s not funny or clever maybe its a protest illustration. Seriously.

1 Comment so far

  1. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

    You know, I read that whole letter, and the various links, and I’ll admit I’m still confused; why the heck are they protesting? “Flawed search process” seems to be as close to a real reason as I can find, but they don’t seem to explain what the heck the flaw was. If I’m missing something, would someone please let me know?

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