• Black Deaf Women Are Invisible on Netflix's Deaf U, and That's Just Part of the Problem

    10 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Netflix's latest unscripted series, Deaf U , spotlights young students at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., a college predominately for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. While the Deaf audience may have been looking forward to seeing a glimpse of themselves represented on the screen, this series serves mainly as a voyeuristic and salacious gaze for the hearing audience into Deaf lives.
    At one point, two of the main stars, Rodney Burford and Daequan Taylor, casually discussed how Daequan got fellow student Alexa Paulay-Simmons pregnant against her consent. Meanwhile, Daequan is clearly...
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