Foes of the Deaf Community: regrettable remarks and prejudicial put-downs
This page contains a sampling of comments and actions that show a negative attitude towards the Deaf community. Not all of those quoted are hearing; some are deaf.

This list is not intended to demean or insult anyone, but to emphasize the hard-won gains made by the Deaf community by noting the influence of its opponents, whether deliberately trying to close down a newly-established Gallaudet University or unconsciously revealing their extreme, negative bias by denying deaf children access to ASL. Inclusion in this listing should not be construed as personal attack, but to show that while we’ve come a long way, we still have a long ways to go.

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