Stupidity in Iowa

An Iowa community college has been accused of cultural appropriation after hearing instructors taught sign language classes. Scott Community College offers a two-year program that teaches students American Sign Language and equips them to work as professional interpreters. The President of the Quad-Cities Deaf Club was not a happy camper when he discovered that the students were being taught sign language by someone who could hear. In an op-ed slamming the college’s program. “It is cultural appropriation to use the language of the deaf community to make money for your institution without including deaf people in the instruction and provision of those classes. When hearing people are chosen to teach ASL, it is a form of ableism and audism.”

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