Last night's episode of Switched at Birth was particularly brave in pointing out what is an obvious fact to many, but some might choose to ignore: Deaf cannot afford to blow good chances in life.
To be fair, we could easily substitute dozens of other words in place of Deaf, and the sentence still holds true. Some great examples include women in corporate America, minorities in certain situations, physically handicapped, etc etc etc. Sure, nobody likes to face the truth when it's ugly, but discrimination still exists, even when it's not blatant, and sometimes we have to work harder than everyone else just to stay afloat.
I'm really happy with the writers and I hope they continue to find good topics to expose truth, educate ignorance, and overall make our lives easier.