The World of Harry Potter Has A Crazy Crossover With Deaf People

The World of Harry Potter Has A Crazy Crossover With Deaf People

I had a deliciously good laugh at my callous criticism of Nyle DiMarco’s YouTube video. Why? His absence of accurate facts on Harry Potter! I thought that he should’ve already done better than that! I mean, c’mon! You know as well as I do that I don’t necessarily despise him. I don’t, though.

A still photo of Tyra Banks congratulates Nyle DiMarco on the live airing of the TV episode finale.

I don’t have problems with Nyle DiMarco as an activist for his generous support of the Deaf Community and the use of sign languages. Tyra Banks quoted her words on the TV reality competition of America’s Next Top Model that Nyle proved the world wrong. I half-heartedly agreed with her on the “kicking ass” part! Well, good to know that Deaf people can kick ass!

So… Congratulations!

Nyle cheerfully signs: "I'm America's next top model!" He won the Cycle 22 in 2015.

The Tyra Banks Studio digitally owns GIFs.

Deaf people are experts at identifying the similarities of behavioral culture in the World of Harry Potter to their lived experiences. They can empathically be related to and determine which archetype of the following 12 categories:

  1. DARK LORDS
  2. DEATH EATERS
  3. HALF-BLOODS
  4. LEGIMENS
  5. MUGGLE-BORNS
  6. MUDBLOODS
  7. PUREBLOODS
  8. OBSCURIALS
  9. SECOND-SALMERS
  10. SQUIBS
  11. HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY & WITCHCRAFT
  12. QUIDDITCH & TRIWIZARD TOURNAMENT

NYLE SHOULD SAY 12 THINGS LIKE THIS!

Unfortunately, I don’t know how much he knows about the wizarding world where Harry Potter existed. I DON’T think he did an excellent job disseminating information on popular culture topics!

1. DARK LORDS

Fantastic Beasts And The Crimes of Grindewald. Johnny Deep as Gellert Grindewald sits in a black Gothic wagon, two wizards pointing wands to him under police investigation.

GIFS copyrighted by Warner Bros. Johnny Deep as Gellert Grindewald.

Gellert Grindelwald was considered one of the most dangerous Dark Wizards 70 years before Lord Voldemort in Wizarding History.

Black-and-white photo of Alexander Graham Bell in his business dress suit. White-bearded, stoic deadpan facial expression. Black background.

An Image of Alexander Graham Bell via Google Images & Wikipedia.

American Deaf Community has a number one enemy: Alexander Graham Bell. He is the biggest true story that occurred 80 years ago. Dr. Bell was NO different than Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beast film franchise. Why? He was infamously known for his hatred towards the disabled users of American Sign Language. He’s the biggest true story that occurred 80 years ago and was NO different than Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beast film franchise. Why? Dr. Bell was infamously known for his hatred towards the disabled users of American Sign Language.

Dr. Bell is why Deaf people were BANNED from working in boarding schools with deaf children. He believed they should be BANNED from having sex with one another, so they can’t have deaf children. He falsely warned everyone that it could cause a DEAF PANDEMIC IN THE CHILDBIRTH.

The tightly-knitted community of American Sign Language, both deaf and NOT deaf, already tried to DISCREDIT him for making false claims. Unfortunately, the American Medical Association actively supported Dr.Bell’s Nazi-style ideology, normalizing ableism, oralism, and speech therapy services. He is an icon to many ableists because they endorsed, contributed to, and believed in him as a result of The Eugenics Movement.

In the 21st century, minors are now RARELY using sign language in an early-aged development process, which is less common when they become deaf. They were forcibly studying the art of LIP-READING, acquiring COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, and adopting other communicative techniques.

2. DEATH EATERS

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The Death Mark. A serpent comes out of its skull teeth.

DEATH MARK. GIFS are digitally copyrighted by Warner Bros Studio.

Death Eaters” was coined by the TERF author J.K. Rowling to define a domestic terrorist cult of witches and wizards that were so blindly devoted to their Lord Voldemort. In The Goblet of the Fire, Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory were “teleported” through a portkey to the long-forsaken cemetery to witness the rebirth of Lord Voldemort. Death Eaters happily reunited with him, after 14 years of his disappearance.

For instance, Lucius Malfoy, politically implicated in the Ministry of Magic, and Severus Snape, a formerly academic professor at Hogwarts, silently returned to their everyday lives during the 14-year disappearance of Lord Voldemort.

But, unlike the others who secretly worked to advance Voldemort’s goals of eugenic bias and magical superiority against the Half-Breeds, Muggle-Borns, and Muggles.

NOW, WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE ASL?

Deaf Eaters (followers of Alexander Graham Bell) sightlessly devoted themselves to eugenic bias and ableism.

Two nouns: AUDISM and ABLEISM, can be easily found on the Internet and social media. ASL users have often dealt with a Deaf Eater in any hostile incident of DISCRIMINATION BIGOTRY. It defines the meaning of the “audiological bigotry” of two nouns that are frequently used by Deaf people: “Audists” and “Audism.” They don’t really use “ableists” or “ableism.”

A cropped screenshot of Wikipedia.

A screenshot still of Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audism

For someone who is NOT deaf but with other types of disability, many people are familiar with two nouns: Ableism or Ableist.

Deaf Eaters are supporters of Abraham Graham Bell. They are NOT that different from Death Eaters! He openly practiced discriminatory bias against Deaf Americans for choosing the signed language over the spoken speech.

If you’re curiously interested in viewing a documentary film about this man in “Through Deaf Eyes.”You can check it out on the PBS network (or YouTube). You can try enrolling in Gallaudet University if you wish to learn more about this topic in depth. It is located in Washington, DC, United States.

Many deaf writers at Galludet University have researched Alexander Graham Bell’s toxic bias towards sign language.

3. HALF-BLOODS

A collage photo of two male actors as Severus Snape and Tom Riddle in opposite directions.

A collage photo of Severus Snape and Tom Riddle.

Both Professor Severus Snape and Lord Voldemort were half-blooded wizards! Snape’s mother was a Muggle, but his father was a wizard, if I’m NOT mistaken! Tom Riddle’s mother was a witch, while his father was a Muggle, depending on which one you ask.

HALF-BLOODS AND THE DEAF AMERICANS HAVE A CRAZY CROSSOVER WITH EACH OTHER!

NOT all Deaf Americans are married to each other, though some are, as it depends on whom they choose as a loving companion. Biological offspring of two parents who may be DEAF, HARD of HEARING, OR, NOT DEAF, but biologically linked to one of their parents being deaf, or NEITHER! Some families are SYNCHRONOUSLY combined with and without disabilities in a shared context of integration. However, the mixed families are NOT close enough to be “half-bloods.” It’s just that the similar concept of Tom Riddle and Professor Snape is fascinating, though!

There is NO guarantee that children born deaf will share hereditarily with the following generations, even though SOME DO & HAVE! Statistic reports have been verified repeatedly over the years that THE DEAF DNA randomly skips at the time of birth rating!

Children with the ability to hear that are born to two Deaf parents are officially named CODA (Children of Deaf Adults).

Deaf adolescents and Deaf adults were randomly classified as “MODERATELY DEAF,” “PARTIALLY DEAF,” “LATELY DEAFENED,” “HARD OF HEARING,” “ONE-EARED DEAF,” and “PROFOUNDLY DEAF!” As you can see from those labels above, they have been included in this DEAF IDENTITY SPECTRUM category list.

For your information, if you’re NOT deaf, those medical terminology words are only relevant to the deaf person in the absence of sounds. Remember, NOT everyone in the DEAF IDENTITY SPECTRUM is primarily fond of these ridiculous labels that put them in a social setting. Sometimes, you can develop your identity as a function of your disability status as you like.

Also, if one or several persons refer to themselves as labels they like, you should respect them. Why? Because these people are NOT your problem if they put themselves in the auditory checkboxes that way. I don’t have to agree with my friends seeing themselves when they say who they are, but I respect their personal choices. Why? Because it’s NOT my story to tell, and they know about their personal experiences better than I do!

You should NEVER say “HEARING-IMPAIRED” to Deaf Americans. Why? It’s pretty inconsiderately offensive, trust me. As an ASL user, NOBODY wanted to pronounce “hearing-impaired” in a self-diagnosed identity to describe your disability. Please avoid writing or saying the HI word in any language, especially the American English dialect! ASL users will NOT tolerate it in any way!

Don’t do that! Don’t you dare think of going there! Don’t!

Two groups of humans consistently refused to learn American Sign Language: the Audists (Audism) and the Lateral Ableists (lateral ableism). They both are comfortable saying or writing two words: “hearing-impaired/impairment.”

It’s a DEROGATORY definition of Deaf people TO SAY THAT THEY’RE spiritually, psychologically, and physically broken FOREVER.

Just because you’re deaf isn’t the reason you’re broken! That’s NOT the best way of diagnosing your disability! Trust me, it’s NOT even close to disability visibility!

Please, let deaf people decide on their own! Thanks!

I CAN’T speak on behalf of everyone, and at the same time, I WON’T do it for them either! Everyone is free to choose their vocabulary etiquette, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I have to agree with them! I won’t let them make up their minds for me, no! I can only speak for myself WITHOUT being brainwashed and OUTSIDE of my control over how people say about themselves, but I don’t support their beliefs.

I live my life! However, I like it! You don’t need to tell me whether you approve or not!

DEAF is widely accepted by the active members of Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Deaf Community in 50 states with a seal of approval. If you visit these sites with an intense concentration of ASL users (both the Deaf and Hearing alike). You will calculate how often they mention “deaf” in human hands, including written and spoken English. Believe me, it’s a lot of plenty numbers!

Matthew S. Moore is a Deaf white male professor living in Rochester, New York, and the only one he later used in his writings and video blog: “PEOPLE OF THE EYES.”

A Facebook photo still of Dr. Matthew S. Moore.

A Facebook photo still of Dr. Matthew S. Moore.

4. LEGILIMENS (ASL INTERPRETERS)

Queenie Goldstein smiles and giggles. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (November 2016)

Warner Bros Studios is responsible for its copyright of GIF IMAGE.

Queenie Goldstein was a warmly accomplished member of the Wizarding World! She was born with the magical power to extract emotions and memories from a human mind, just as Lord Voldemort/Thomas Riddle HAD & DID!

I couldn’t stop thinking of ASL INTERPRETERS as a laughing matter!

Queenie Goldstein is one of the Lgilimens, but NOT because they can telepathically read private thoughts that might be too personal. They are also very good at reading sign language in any form of hand movement, anything!

It also made me wonder if Lord Voldemort can understand ASL. Well, if he did, I don’t think he’d be too welcoming because he’s NO better than Adolf Hitler! Nazi war criminals committed atrocities against the Deaf survivors of the Holocaust, and their horror stories will never let us forget that!

EUGENICISTS can be as heartless-ly evil as they like!

Unfortunately, sad to remind you, NONE of the ASL interpreters are magically born with a natural sensitivity to sign language as Queenie Goldstein. We should NOT confuse Muggles and No-Maj folks with the ability of Legilimency as shown in the Fantastic Beasts films.

Hearing Folks can only learn in colleges, universities, nightclubs, and schools, among other places.

Yes, you are NOT wrong when it comes to Legilimency. I knew what you were thinking, and you’re NOT the only one trying to figure out what it would look like to use Legilimency while communicating in sign language. I can imagine using it straight away! Legimimency would’ve been overwhelmingly beneficial if it was available in REAL LIFE, right?! We wouldn’t require learning sign language or instruct by someone with a heavily-detailed knowledge.

But again, you can’t simply OVERLOOK the facts that Deaf people aren’t born with the superpower of being able to recognize and communicate in sign language in an instantaneous second. Nope, it doesn’t work that way. Sorry! We MUST learn and be taught by the ASL experts. We can’t do it any other way around, not even cheat! It would’ve been much better if cheating worked, but it didn’t because the telepathic powers are NOT real!

As a HEARING PERSON, it is NO different when you have been adequately trained by a parent while listening to these sounds at a young age. You were only a few months old when adults could barely understand baby talks, right? Right? Waiting until you’re old enough to use big words and creatively change your accent? That was a bit longer before you could use your voice to speak with clarity.

Well, now you know why learning ASL is so tricky! Unless, of course, you were born a perfectly natural amateur, but being one is FAR INFERIOR to being a born Legilimen in every sense!

Legilimency is NONE other than wishful thinking and unrealistic dreams! In other words, it’s airily comforting to know that we can still escape our reality to fantasize around!

Queenie Goldstein is an American witch, so I think she’s more than qualified to be an ASL interpreter! Yay! I wish we could replace the ASL interpreters with Legilimens without postponing the knowledge of sign language because they already know it! I would willingly hire Queenie every day if I had to.

Sorry, Tom Riddle, you’re too cruel to disabled people! Queenie is very friendly!

Legilimens can magically understand whatever the users of American Sign Language tell them as interpreters, and they’re ten times better than Muggles/No-Majs! BUT ONLY IF THEY ACTUALLY EXISTED! LOL! With a sly wink in one eye from Queenie!

Okay…I’m going to say one thing that’s real. We have pagan communities here in the United States: Wiccans, heathens, Druids, practitioners of the Afro-American Religion of Voodoo (Vodun), Shamans, Witch Doctors, Psychics, and many more! Yes, magic is real, but it’s not like Harry Potter, you know?

However, I’m NOT sure about the success of that Legilimency from any American pagan, but maybe Clairvoyance or Telepathy? Honestly, I don’t know. Sometimes, you don’t need a voice or spoken words to communicate with someone, only through visual images in your telepathic head to understand better. There are original formulas, spells, and petitions without the need to learn sign language. I could ask around if this idea exists!

Sorry, ASL INTERPRETERS, Legilimens should be on the payroll! Maybe they could creatively develop Open Captions or burned-in subtitles instead of sign language! Who knows! We could continue to use Legilimens for as long as we lived! They’re game-changers!

HA-HA-HA!

5. MUGGLE-BORNS & DEAF KIDS

Herimone Granger. Warner Bros Studios is the copyrighted owner of this GIF image.

Warner Bros Studios is the copyrighted owner of this GIF image.

Hermione Granger is a Muggle-born and to whom being born to two beloved parents with no magic.

Art Credit: Amy Cohen Efron. Deaf baby is being handcuffed while a Hearing baby can sign.

Art Credit: Amy Cohen Efron.

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing

AT LEAST 95 PERCENT OF DEAF BABIES ARE BORN TO HEARING PARENTS IN MULTIPLE STATISTICAL TYPES OF RESEARCH!

Why are deaf kids handcuffed when non-deaf kids are allowed to learn sign language in the same picture? This art doodle belongs to Amy Cohen Efron. Parents of HEARING BABIES have been lightly advised to learn sign language within two years and in the meantime. Deaf newborns, on the other hand, are forced to learn lip-reading and practice oralism with speech-language pathologists!

Can you see the great irony in this?

Yes! It’s absurdly paradoxical that non-deaf infants may learn everything, but deaf children fail to meet the minimum requirements!

A photo still of Amy Cohen Efron. Deaf educator and artist.
A photo still of Amy Cohen Efron.

Thankfully, I didn’t forget to give credit to Amy Cohen Efron! She first appeared in a series of four educational videos called “The Greatest Irony of Deaf Babies,” which I gladly remember looking back in high school. Amy used to sell this video as a DVD, I don’t know if she still is selling it today, but I remember buying it in 2007. I strongly encourage you to contact her personally!

6. “YOU FILTHY LITTLE MUDBLOOD” VS. “NOT DEAF ENOUGH”

A written fan-made photo of Draco Malfoy addresses Hermione Granger as a "filthy mudblood witch.”

A written fan-made photo of Draco Malfoy addresses Hermione Granger as a “filthy mudblood witch.”

You’ve probably seen Emma Watson as Muggle-Born Hermione Granger in the Chamber of Secrets iconic scene. Draco Malfoy named her “Mudblood,” and the purebred elites have verbally abused her because she is a remarkable example of a marginalized woman in social prejudice and discrimination. Bellatrix Lestrange used her wand to bloodily engrave the MUDBLOOD word onto the arm of Hermione Granger.

Bellatrix Lestrange and Herimone Granger in Deathly Hallows Part 1 (film 2011). Quotes: "Wait. All except... Except for the Mudblood."
Bellatrix tortures Herimone.
Ms. Granger silently lays the floor with her scarred arm written in "Mudblood."
Bellatrix grins wickedly as she held Herimone as a hostage with her wand pointing at her victim's neck in front of Harry, Ron, and others.

As a Deaf American, I have had many prejudiced experiences in boarding school. Sadly, some members of the ASL community were SOCIALLY EXCLUDED and became pariahs due to their status quo standards. For example, you can be rejected by your friends in tight-knitted cliques and elites, gangs and cults; posses and social circles.

These elitist folks have banded together to oppress others who are underprivileged!

Gallaudet University has been home to many prejudicial incidents like this one, which is NOTHING NEW! Check out Netflix for the first eight episodes of DEAF U. One cast member expressed dissatisfaction with herself for NOT being deaf enough to enroll in the Deaf Elites. You could call them a cult if you want to. If you’re NOT accepted by those elitists due to the selective circles of friends, then absolutely NOTHING you can do about it! Create your own family of friends because you won’t be invited to these selfish cliques! There is only one reason you are rejected: NOBODY, TABOO, CRAZY, PARIAH, UNWANTED, and so on!

READ BELOW BETWEEN QUOTES:

  • “No offense, I don’t think we can be friends, but if we were, my friends would disown me forever! They are all I have!”
  • “You got no deaf family, do you? So why make me your friend? I only hung out with deaf families!”
  • “My YouTube subscribers really kiss-fisted my ASL than they did yours!”
  • “You aren’t Deaf enough!”

You probably won’t make many friends with DEAF ELITES anywhere, so it could happen when they dumbed you down. Why? They must be enjoying being tyrants! If you’re reasonably curious about the numbers of elite toxicity out there or what kinds of it, you’ll see them once you visit the school building or nightclub.

Please check out THE TRIBE (2014 FILM VERSION)

The title of the theatrical poster: The Tribe. One boy. One Girl. Black-and-white background.

The title of the theatrical poster: The Tribe. One boy. One Girl. Black-and-white background.

7. PURE-BLOODS (DEAF ELITES)

Team Malfoys or Team Weasleys? Time to pick a side!

Team Malfoys or Team Weasleys? Time to pick a side!

The fictional existence of two distinct groups in the Wizarding World: Purebloods and Muggleborns, as initially written by J.K. Rowling. However, NOT all the Purebloods are wickedly evil, just as The Malfoys have ruthlessly revealed themselves throughout 8 movies and 7 books. The Weasleys, for example, that they are NOT all bad!

The Malfoys are infamously known for narcissism and snobbishly privileged because they NEVER will accept anyone who is a Squib, Muggleblood, or Halfblood! They always thought that they were way better! NO ONE is allowed to be better than them, and including you, that counts too! The Deaf Elitist Malfoys are also REAL, and they DO EXIST! They marched together and behaved like packs of wolves! DEAF ELITIST MALFOYS are icily authoritative and mean-spirited in real life! They control how you talk with your hands, walk, participate in sports, or make friends. They’d eat you alive if you didn’t learn to fit in with their competitive mindset!

Have you ever heard of the “crab theory”? Or is “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”?

If NOT, please, look it up on the Internet if you need it. Or… Are you undoubtedly familiar with the term “rat race,” right? You know, it’s kind of like a DIVIDE/CONQUER STRATEGY? Game of Thrones? Caste system? Catfight dramas? I make an effort WITHOUT insulting or misprizing ASL practitioners who take pride in multigenerational ancestry and identity politics. This pride is used for the attitudes and actions of the elitist mentality that people manifested, having repeatedly shown in human history: DEAF PRIDE! It’s about the tight-knitted deaf families as a rebellious movement of American Sign Language in opposition to a spoken speech! Deaf Malfoys are NOT the ones to wallow in self-pity. They will not only evict you from their daily lives but also DISRESPECT and DEMEAN you!

I have good news for you, Potterheaded folks!

You could always make friends with Deaf Weasleys because they aren’t as elitist as Deaf Malfoys! I promised you one day, but probably NOT today! But if you make friends with the deaf version of Ronald Weasley, he should always be there for you, and HE BETTER BE!

8. OBSCURUS/OBSCURIALS

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was directed by David Yates and scripted by the novelist J.K Rowling herself!

Obscurus. Warner Bros Studios is digitally possessive of the copyright of GIF images.

Obscurus. Warner Bros Studios is digitally possessive of the copyright of GIF images.

Those who fell victim to the forbidden magic were first introduced in this film. Why the name Obscurus was created in the first place, you wonder, right? An enormous amount of black energy that WREAKED HAVOC on a city is emotionally communicated by the agony and suffering of OBSCURUS! It’s also important to remember that this word is only the definition of something living, not a person or a human being. Even though a witch, a wizard, or a No-Maj can be killed by this very thing because they quickly fall victim to suffering and agony. They cannot control their emotional turmoil from within. It’s only a matter of time before succumbing mortally to the worst version of themselves! They are called OBSCURIAL(s), which define a living person or a human being. Still, they also MUST be a witch or a wizard to have such a diagnosis!

How old do they turn into Obscurials? Between the age of infancy and eight years.

Obscurials are subjected to stringent restrictions on performing magical spells in the days of witch-hunting and conscious biases. Obscurials were self-destructive and suicidal at an early age due to the magical bigotry! These innocent children died because they weren’t allowed to practice magic! It also reminded me of the Salem witch trials in similar events of the 17th century. Unsurprisingly, the women were persecuted by the white Christian patriarchy!

This is a really, really sad story about Obscurials!

I think this is the ideal message for the ableists because they have long erroneously believed that deaf infants learning sign language were a danger!

The New Salem Philanthropic Society is why Obscurials suffer from magical deprivations. On the other hand, they are at risk of becoming Obscurus! The intersectionality of marginalized communities deals with sexual orientation, gender pronouns, transphobia, misogyny, racism, neurodiversity, ableism, etc. This is the educational message of this film, social injustices have an ugly tendency to repeat themselves in human history! For example, a virus can cause sickness and misery, but newer ones spread worldwide that are probably five times stronger and capable of killing so many lives— those memetics attack! That’s what fear and paranoia will do to your mind if you let it! We have seen all forms of oppression and tyranny in human history! Deaf kids learning ASL while Obscurials learning magic, as it turns out, they are in the same boat of language deprivations, right?

9. SECOND-SALEMERS (EUGENICISTS)

The Second-Salemers’ Movement was to expose and abolish the Wizarding World to save society without magic.

https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/New_Salem_Philanthropic_Society
https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/New_Salem_Philanthropic_Society

After many years of discrimination against sign language usage in America TODAY! Medical experts are obsessively committed to focusing on the CURE of deafness as if it were a virus because they don’t want to devise different communication methods rather than oralism. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell wasn’t interested in working with the minors if they had blindness, walking problems, respiratory illness, or intelligence deficiency! He was insanely obsessed with oral methods rather than sign language. Dr. Bell NEVER guided blind kids to use their eyes differently because he aggressively fixed deaf kids. How come he didn’t teach crippled children to walk properly? Why didn’t they teach children with neurocognitive problems to use big words and think independently like ordinary people? I FAILED to see how medical experts should be appropriately obsessed with one type of disability over all others! It doesn’t make sense! I mean, why did Dr. Bell only attack deaf children instead of other disabled children who can hear and talk?!

Why was he single-handedly targeting deaf kids?

Quick fun fact: A group of medical experts in Milan, Italy, and that debate was only available to the white men in September 1880. It was officially known as “The Milan Conference of 1880” in the prohibition of sign languages. This decision alone has changed the world forever!

THIS IS THE TRUE STORY!

Via Google Images.

Via Google Images.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_International_Congress_on_Education_of_the_Deaf

The harmful effects on deaf children after banning sign languages in September 1880 are responsible today, but if there had been NO prohibition, it would undoubtedly have been legalized worldwide today! The Jim Crow Era is when two sign languages between the blacks and whites as a shameful result of the Milan Conference and many unpublished stories of segregated schools for deaf black children. Black people have developed sign language, known as BLACK ASL, which is distinctive from WHITE ASL and closely related to African-American Vernacular English or Ebonics.

A screenshot still of Wikipedia.

A screenshot still of Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_American_Sign_Language

Recently seen, in 2020, a young black deaf woman named Nakia Smith, on the TikTok platform (mobile app), in which she taught her fans about the syntaxes and classifiers of BLACK ASL. As a result of sharing her videos online, she became a viral sensation for exposing the truth about the segregated schools of deaf black kids using Black ASL. Many people were unaware of this!

Follow Nakia Smith on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter for her latest news!

A Netflix screenshot still of Nakia Smith on Black American Sign Language.

A screenshot still of Nakia Smith

In the 20th century, Deaf Americans campaigned for their civil rights to get jobs and pay bills. Yet, as adults, they were denied access to the residential schools to work with the deaf children as teachers, dorm staff, and sports coaches.

Auditory eugenicists always forced minors to read lips and speak as fluently as possible!

ASL users as adults have been forced to depend on social security benefits because of unemployment and occupational discrimination. They were also the victims of ongoing rejection because orally-speaking deaf people got jobs a 70 percent! No one wants to hire nonverbal ASL users at work is still happening every day!

10. SQUIBS & CODAS

Squib is defined as a wizard-born Muggle/No-Maj as a child of two magical parents born of a witch and a wizard.

Imagine someone born without magic!

What are witches and wizards doing with their children without magic? Some parents hid them from the wizarding world in disgrace and embarrassment! Some parents have lied to their friends and family members because they were uncomfortable. Yet, the truth is, they should NOT feel bad about it! They shouldn’t because it’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with their kids!

I believe the Squibs should be sent to ordinary schools, unlike the Muggles and the No-Majs. Period!

I found “Squib” rather amusing and laughable! Deaf Adults can make babies by having sex and raising children as non-disabled folks did every now and then!

See the movie CODA (2021) with Marlee Matlin & Troy Kotsur! They won many awards recently!

HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES, POLITICIANS, AND PUBLIC FIGURES WERE CODA, TOO!

All these Hollywood celebrities, politicians, and public figures were PROUD SQUIBS, as I say! Lucky them!

11. HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT & WIZARDRY

The building sets of Hogwarts. GIFS Courtesy of Warner Bros Studios.

GIFS Courtesy of Warner Bros Studios.

Deaf children are attending residential schools, exactly as Harry Potter did!

Interestingly, when I watched the Harry Potter film series during my stay in the dormitory, I kept thinking about the name of Hogwarts in a complete sentence and how they were pronounced! I’m gonna show you how to pronounce 5 or 7 words in a single phrase: Lexington School for the Deaf, Model Academy for the Deaf, American School for the Deaf, and many other names that I forgot! Three words often appear in a completed phrase of “For The Deaf,” which appears prominently in the design cover of the institutional buildings. See the school names in all 50 States.

I’m interested in knowing if J.K. Rowling borrowed ideas from deaf school titles, but did she actually do it on purpose? Did she get this idea on her own?

I had to give another shout-out to Matthew S. Moore!

Cheers and Jeers were the official names of Matt’s video series on his Facebook page in 2018. He urged his ASL community to remove two words from “For The” to refer to the state schools. You can say or write IOWA DEAF SCHOOL instead of spelling out the full title of Iowa School for the Deaf. In unison, Dr. Moore received positive feedback from sign language users, CODAs, and ASL Terps. As for Potterheads, I can’t speak for all fans on their behalf because of the title “Witchcraft and Wizardry,” two-gender pronouns refer to boys and girls as “wizards” and “witches,” respectively. Whenever we think of the “wizards” word, the boys strongly discriminate against the girls because it seems a bit too sexist and a misnomer. That name of Hogwarts should have been a more neutral facade title, such as Hogwarts School of England or Hogwarts School of Magic! The school’s name should always avoid gender pronouns without sexist stereotypes, and nothing like that! J.K. Rowling should have avoided Witchcraft and Wizardry in the upcoming series of Harry Potter, Newt Scamander, or other characters!

Let’s hope that she renames Hogwarts sooner than later!

Unfortunately, J.K. Rowling has recently been subjected to outrageous criticism for being transphobic, especially towards trans women!

Sorry, Potterheads!

Apparently, this author will continue to use the sexist name of Hogwarts in her future written sequels of books and screenplays.

I’m wondering if any British Deaf kids attended residential schools in the U.K., do they, though?

12TH & FINAL: QUIDDITCH/TRIWIZARD TOURNAMENT

A fan made photo of the Triwizard Tournament. Via Google Images.

A fan made photo of the Triwizard Tournament. Via Google Images.

I found the following link, which reads out loud:

“The Triwizard Tournament was a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, each school is represented by one Champion. Selected Champions compete in three tasks — traditionally judged by the Headmasters or Headmistresses of the competing schools — designed to test magical ability, intelligence, and courage. Champions competed for the honor and glory of winning the Tournament, for the Triwizard Cup, and a monetary prize. The first Tournament was held sometime around the late 13th century.”

— From Wikia.com

Sports and physical activities such as football, volleyball, basketball, and track/field are widely celebrated in Deaf Schools, exceptionally high schoolers. I participated in basketball and track and field activities during my first year at Wheeler High School. We have four Deaf schools visiting our campus in Missouri on a set schedule, but it’s usually on the weekend. We sometimes visit other Deaf Schools in other states (Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). However, we don’t participate in international sports events. Sorry, but it would be a massive NO-NO, which won’t happen in real life. You could HOST athletic events in a specific year of a location. In that case, you must go through legal proceedings, such as not-for-profit organizations. That’s how the international sport works. If you’re only referring to the Deaf Olympic Games, the answer is YES! It’s strictly intended for adults as part of international competitions, but NOT for high schoolers. You must submit a petition as a result of a request.

A screenshot still of Deaf Olympics.

If you want me to speak for 50 States within the same country, I don’t have a problem with that. As far as I know, it’s the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf that I’m talking about, but I don’t live on the west or the east coast. I don’t have any sports knowledge in any of the regions. You’d have to ask someone who lives on two coasts. I’m the wrong person to talk to!

Academic Bowl tournaments are held at Gallaudet University annually. Deaf Schools and after-school clubs are invited to participate, regardless of whether they come from a residential dorm or NOT!

High school students visit Gallaudet University from mainstream schools. In that case, they should have a Deaf Program during extracurricular activities, if you haven’t already. It’s a brain trivia game of math, science, current events, popular culture, history, biology, and so on! It’s similarly seen on the TV reality game shows, such as Who Want To Be A Millionaire, Jeopardy! and Family Feud.

A screenshot image of my school team.
See my dead name.

See my deadname here.

Wizarding World and Deaf Americans have a CRAZY CROSSOVER! We’re so much more alike than we thought! Wow! Nyle DiMarco didn’t address his 12 reasons on a Facebook video blog because he foolishly limited it to four or three references, and that’s all he said!

Marlee Matlin. Courtesy of SyFy Channel.

Marlee Matlin. Courtesy of SyFy Channel.

Can you guess who this is? Marlee Beth Matlin, a deaf actress from Hollywood, is standing in front of the young woman with her boyfriend. She’s playing Harrison Schiff in the SYFY Channel series The Magicians on Netflix in the second season, where Harriet makes cameo appearances in the third, fourth and fifth seasons!

Maybe there will be more of her!

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