Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Does this Happen in Real Life?
Lindsey gave the heads up on facebook:
Deaf Discrimination: RIT/NTID Students Appear on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” Program
What happened when deaf students recently applying for a job at a coffee shop were met with these comments:
* “We don’t hire deaf people here.”
* “I’m sure you can do lots of things. But this is not the job for you.”
* “The next time you come in here, bring an interpreter.”
* “I think you people would rather work with people of your own kind.”
Did anyone witnessing the discrimination speak up?
That was the experiment students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf conducted with ABC’s “What Would You Do?” program. The show uses hidden cameras to depict actors doing controversial things such as breaking into cars or obviously stealing a bicycle, and records what passersby do – or don’t do – when confronted with an ethical dilemma.
“We’re not out to embarrass anyone,” said host John Quinones. “It’s a lesson learned by the viewers at home, to speak up when they see an injustice.”
The 8-minute segment is scheduled to air this Friday (Feb. 4) at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.
Click here to read all about it!!