In their own words: researching stories about the lives of deaf people of color

Autor/a: ANDERSON, Glenn; MILLER, Katrina
Año: 2004
Editorial: Multicultural Perspectives. Vol. 6, Nº2 (2004) pp. 28-33
Tipo de código: DOI
Código: 10.1207/s15327892mcp
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


As a group, deaf students attending elementary and secondary schools are more diverse and multicultural than the general school-age population. The purpose of this study is to provide deaf students of color with information about positive role models and success stories relevant to their own ethnic cultures as well as the mainstream deaf and hearing cultures. By collecting and analyzing stories about deaf people of color, the authors attempt to identify common threads or experiences shared by the diverse groups that comprise the community. One common thread is the experience of interacting in multiple cultures--one's own hearing racial or ethnic group, one's deaf racial or ethnic group, the mainstream deaf community, and the mainstream, predominately White, hearing community. Based on the documentation of these interactions, deaf people of color share similar experiences with overcoming obstacles to educational opportunity, key figures or role models who influenced their life choices, childhood and family interactions, and in dealing with stereotypes, cultural conflicts, and discrimination.