Should the Deaf Be Considered an Ethnic Group?

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Mon Apr 11 12:55:13 UTC 2011


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Should the Deaf Be Considered an Ethnic Group?

 

Deaf Americans who sign share much more than a language; they comprise a common culture with its own ancestry, art, and humor. A recent book titled The People of the Eye, coauthored by Richard C. Pillard, a School of Medicine professor of psychiatry, goes further, offering a compelling argument that the deaf should be recognized as a distinct ethnic group. 

 

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