As you read this I want you to be aware of the definition of Deaf and how it differs from the definiton of deaf. Deaf refers to a culture of deaf individuals that identify themselves as an actual culture much similar to foreign nation's cultures because they have distinct types of behavior and traits that are picked up from being around each other in a community. deaf refers to all deaf people in general including those involved with Deaf culture and those not involved in the culture.
this is my take on the whole gallaudet university protest. i have had a chance to follow this for the past 2 weeks. I got an email from the ohio deaf times newsletter notifying me of Dr. Jane Fernandes' nomination for the president of Gallaudet University beginning when I King Jordan steps down at the end of this year. There are a lot of relevant sources of information and opinions about this event. They can be found at these websites