Dr. Barbara Gerner de Garcia, a professor of multi-cultural education in the graduate education program at Gallaudet, was quoted about the recent protests:
For years I’ve looked at Gallaudet as a neo-colonial state,” Gerner de Garcia said. “I said that to a Nigerian friend who works here the other day, that it’s like [longtime dictator of Zimbabwe Robert] Mugabe and she said, ‘That’s exactly right!’” Gerner de Garcia explained the analogy: “For years Gallaudet was governed by hearing people. The people who replaced the hearing were colonized in their way of thinking. We need a new approach.” Thought colonization? Come again?