I just learned from a teacher friend, Vanessa Sandez, that Wild 94.9 a "popular" hip hop radio station in the Bay Area has picked up the story and are making light of "the Miss Deaf Texas who died in the train accident" with comments such as "why was she on a cell phone texting...so she has some hearing??" And "we want to hear from the Deaf people (said in a joking way)". They were also making loud train wreck sounds (on air) with the calls they're getting and "pretending" they couldn't hear the callers. According to Vanessa, they are saying "it's only a few people calling in to complain - that they are people who work with "deaf special ed. kids" and saying they are "special".
It's one thing to be politically incorrect and another to be insensitive. This affects everyone in the Deaf community. To think this is coming from the Bay Area.
Write/call and let them HEAR from us.Contact information for the radio station:
340 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
In this world, there are even bigger idiots who like to wear their hats sideways.