DeafNation Live will be off-air until further notice in support of our Black Deaf Community. There is nothing more we can say about the sorrow, outrage, and disgust over the repeated killing of people for no other reason than the color of their skin. Our individuality and diversity are what makes humanity so creative and beautiful but also so vile when we are trying to protect privileges. There is absolutely no reason anyone should keep a privilege that isn’t based on their work and contribution. Black individuals have to fight so much harder to demonstrate their productivity than white individuals in order to be even acknowledged as successful. We (Joel and Jed) are white and enjoy privileges that we haven’t earned: we know this and feel appalled that this is even a fact. We want you to know that we value each and everyone one of our Black Deaf members and welcome your perspective, contribution and insight. DeafNation prioritizes the Black lives who are at the top of our concerns. We encourage all to reject racism and stand with Black Lives Matter.