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Dr. Julien Lafontant

French and Black Studies Professor


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Associate Professor

UNO Alumni Association


Professor Emeritus of French and Black Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha




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WOWT | Omaha Haitians Hope For Peace [cached]

The conflict may be thousands of miles away, but Dr. Julien Lafontant of Omaha is watching closely."It's a country I love very much."Lafontant, a French and Black Studies professor at UNO for more than 20 years, was born and raised in Haiti.Although the country has a history of uprisings, he didn't believe that would happen under Aristide."At the very beginning many Haitians thought Aristide would be a very, very good president.We would have democracy, we would have everything.I was in favor of Aristide at the very beginning."But Lafontant says Aristide ruled more like a dictator and a rebel force, the Chimeres, would do anything for him, including torture and kill his people."With Aristide things were really bad."With Aristide gone, Lafontant hopes for a new beginning.He says that will only happen under a president who cares about the masses and knows how to control them."So if there is no control at all, I would call it a civil war.Haiti will be in blood, I am sure of that."

As the conflict unfolds, Lafontant will hang on to hope, the only thing he can do for the country he calls home."I have to have hope because the country cannot just die like that."Lafontant has distant relatives as well as friends still in Haiti.He said he talked to some of them Sunday morning and they're okay.

Also awaiting word on Tuesday evening ... [cached]

Also awaiting word on Tuesday evening was Julien Lafontant, a professor emeritus of French and black studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The native of Haiti was watching television for news about the quake.

"It's really sad because it's a wonderful little country with a wonderful history and everything," Lafontant said.

UNO Alumni Association [cached]

In an interview with Gateway reporter Angie Schaffer, Lafontant explained his passion for teaching: "Monolingualism is a disease.

A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Lafontant grew up in a world divided by two languages: Creole, the common language, and French, the language of the elite.
Lafontant earned his Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton in 1976 and was hired by UNO in 1977 as an associate professor in both the foreign languages department and the department of black studies.From 1977 to 1985, he served as department chair for black studies and in 1981 was awarded the UNO Excellence in Teaching Award.
Lafontant was promoted to full professor in 1985.He also is a faculty member of the International Studies program and has been consistently active in UNO's Third World Studies Conference.

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