The letter about Scoggins’ removal was done for one purpose: to illustrate a number of points about where power and responsibility lies in responding to the deaf community’s concerns that have been expressed thus far. Scoggins’ removal is not my primary consideration. Rather, my primary consideration is the removal of Governor Daugaard as a speaker and most important for the NAD to begin to act in ways that is truly inclusive by taking ownership. I am now composing a post that reflects this position in further detail but I am posting now because while I wanted to ignite an important discussion, I wish for our energies to remain focused on our original objective which is true inclusion and adherence to principles that stand for ALL people.
May 27, 2012