Organizing at Brandeis University
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Adam, you’ll find I *moderated* that comment in an attempt to give everyone a day-long cooling off period. I also sent you an email with the same sentiments.
I’ve pulled the article and Jordan and I are meeting tomorrow to talk about it.
I have a lot of respect for Jordan; he’s one of my role models on campus. That’s why I pay so much attention to what he has to say.
If you insist on public drama and so on, I can’t stop you. However, I think this situation is best solved by personal conversation between Jordan and I, not by more pixels spilled in haste.
I am a fellow at Innermost Parts (check the About Us page), and I recently left a comment on this post in clear accordance with the commenting policy and expressing views I want to make public. This comment was deleted. The following is a re-post, and I ask that it not be removed:
Welcome to JuicyCampus, Innermost Parts edition.
I think we’ve all seen the consequences of petty name calling in an intimate setting like the Brandeis campus, and I had hoped that we’d all moved beyond that. It sickens me to go to this website, one I have proudly associated myself with in the past, and see a good friend of mine so explicitly insulted. I have worked very closely with Jordan on the Brandeis Hoot, and it is no stretch to say that without his help and encouragement, I would never have become so quickly involved, not only with the Hoot but with the Student Union as well.
No, I don’t agree with either Jordan’s politics or the views he expressed in this particular article, but there is a long stretch between what he wrote and the explicitly personal attacks posted here (including use of his image without his permission). For someone who “doesn’t respect activism”, he sure has spent a lot of time serving his community through Teach for America. Tell me that these are the words of someone who equates helping others with hedonism: http://thehoot.net/articles/3519.
Jordan is subject to far and away more anger and hatefulness than any other student on campus. I know him to be a long-time reader of Innermost Parts, and I hope you’re ashamed to think that he probably came to this site and saw this crap without any forewarning. Jordan, I hope you know that I am proud to consider you a close friend. Sahar, I think you owe someone One Tall Apology.
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