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To The Board of Trustees for Gallaudet University:
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, a board trustee signed in a vlog: “Board of Trustees Affirms the President’s Anti-racism Commitment” on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.
However, some faculty members are not happy with anti-racism training, including President Cordano and her Executive Leadership Team at Gallaudet, the lack of integrity has caused great damage to the very fabric of Gallaudet University’s image. Cordano’s Executive Leadership Team, 81% of the team is White. 9 out of 11 people are White.
The effects of that history of racism are still felt today and tomorrow. Racism is freighted with insufficiently examined premises.
The first is that Racism is invisible; it is no accident. Second, Racism became oppressed, and their language, as well as culture, suppressed. And, third, to meet personnel need to make Racism become supplicants of White supremacy.
The initial response is prima facie discriminatory. Prima facie is a Latin term that means “on its face” or “at first glance.” The rejection and denial of White supremacy are at the root of the language racism on the Gallaudet University campus. That is a step to deny racial justice.
There was an idea by Portland Community College, the first in America to offer ‘Whiteness History Month’, to upraise positive energy, to acknowledge context, consequence, and change. Will Gallaudet University change the climate on campus to challenge racial bias, racial hatred, and white supremacy?
Change how we discuss racism and deepen understanding of whiteness and privilege. A month should be focusing on critically examining the state of White in the Black Lives Matter movement. We live in a culture of fear.
Lastly, a board of trustee, Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen signs:
“As a Board, we will emphasize and hold ourselves, the President, and her leadership team accountable for taking real action towards lasting change. At our annual retreat, we will be critically examining our strategic goals and developing actionable steps towards achieving greater diversity and transformative change.”
Will Gallaudet University be the second higher education institution in the United States and the first on the East Coast to offer ‘Whiteness History Month’? Learning how to examine race and racism through the construction of whiteness for the entire month offering workshops, lectures, and think tanks?
Will the President’s stand against racism and hate? How will we know? The damage has caused the greatest damage to the very fabric of Gallaudet University’s image. Do not also forget the language Audism/racism of EPHPHATHA.
Remember, I made a vlog few months ago about Gallaudet University being as the top ranking in hate crimes in all of the universities in DC last 2017 under Cordano’s administration.
How could it be a transformative change when Gallaudet University is predominantly White Deaf Privilege? Whiteness is Gallaudet University’s greatest economy that normalizes racism in a way that targets BIPOC.
There is no honor in racism. There is a purpose of dehumanization is to target the BIPOC Deaf community from the rule of protection to the rule of fear.
Here’s the link to a full video by Board of Trustees:
And the link to my video about Gallaudet University as #1 in hate crimes:
-Jason “JT” Tozier
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