Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another Mainstream Cartoon About Deaf .......

The Green Bay Press-Gazette newspaper of Green Bay, Wisconsin recently published the editoral cartoon by Joe Keller on the issue of deaf sex abuse scandal. Some questions arised how ignorant and inaccurate data the hearing cartoonist employed on his 'Deaf Sex Abuse Scandal" cartoon -

The given message was "None are so deaf as those who refuse to hear". The inaccurate data was 'Milwaukee School for the Deaf". Everyone knew that was the St. John School for the Deaf.

Worst of all, Joe Keller raised in Milkwaukee, WI and the "Dairy State" all his life. How can be possible for Joe Keller not to be familar with the respectable approach toward deaf people and the accurate info regarding the name of school got embroiled within the deaf sex abuse scandal?

Keller cartoons were distributed to more than 350 newspapers and several magazines from "Time" to the "U.S. News and World Report". He also done several children books.

We need to watch out for deaf and hearing cartoonists' artworks feature deaf people in the offensive modes to make sure that there will be no misinformation about us.

ASlize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)