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April 2007

While the population of Deaf students of color is steadily rising, are support services keeping pace? Our cover feature reprints Kari Lydersen's article (originally published in ColorLines), about Chicago's selective and highly-rated Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, which attracts a number of Deaf students of color—but which recently downsized its deaf-education program, laying off four of its ten teachers as a result of budget cuts. Although the students were unable to prevent the layoffs, they received support from Access Living, a community-service agency, and learned something about organization and advocacy—and the biases that Deaf students of color still face.

 

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