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In a year in which student activism and free speech issues have dominated conversations on many campuses, and beyond, [Ferentz Lafargue] takes on the concerns of those who argue that students today are too quick to take offense at others’ language and perceived biases.


This article is part of the #LoveWITHAccountability forum on The Feminist Wire. The purpose of this forum and the #LoveWITHAccountability project is to prioritize child sexual abuse, healing, and justice in national dialogues and work on racial justice and gender-based violence.


Americas Quarterly: The Policy Journal for Our Hemisphere is the only magazine dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere.


Next American City is a national quarterly magazine about making cities better. Next American City is dedicated to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities and examining how and why our built environment, economy, society and culture are changing.


From January 2008 through December 2009 I was a blogger contributing two-dozen articles to The Huffington Post, an internationally recognized website visited by over 100k readers a day. My entries addressed such topics as the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, April 2008’s food crisis, and the resignation of White House Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones. The bulk of these articles focused on the 2008 Presidential election and featured commentary exploring the recent fascination with marriage in American electoral politics, an alternative take on notion of “white voters,” and a response to Barack Obama’s speech on race in America delivered in Philiadelphia, PA in March 2008.


“After spending the better half of two years, trying to rein in his black players after what he once believed was the league’s saddest day, David Stern must excavate the NBA from a tarn-filled terrain not seen in professional sports since the gambling allegations first surfaced against baseball legend Pete Rose.”


In the aftermath of the January 12th 2010 earthquake in Haiti I was approached by the following publications Next American City; Social Science Research Council; and Social Text to contribute essays exploring Haitian American responses to this tragedy.  These essays addressed issues such as Haiti’s historical battles to against poverty and political instability, post January 12 public service on the island, and how advances in technology have impacted the quest to uncover relatives immediately after the earthquake.  The essay appearing in Next American City was NAC’s lone piece of writing about this earthquake, while the essays appearing in the SSRC and Social Text venues were part of forums convened by both organizations featuring scholars from a variety of disciplines offering their insights on this tragedy.

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