"Save our kids, keep AIDS out:" Anti-AIDS activism and the Legacy of Community Control in Queens, New York." Journal of Social History 39, no. 4 (2006): 965-87
"In this context, it is virtually impossible to imagine black and white patents joining forces to fight anything in the postwar era. AIDS changed that. As I will show, black and white parents found a common voice in organizing against the Board of Education's AIDS admission polity. Many of the Queens parents had never been activists before but, as they would later claim, were so frightened by the Board of Education's admission policy that they felt compelled to act. They rejected the advice of public health officials and municipal officials who argued that most children with AIDS posed little, if any, risk to healthy children. Instead, parents in Queens claimed that "AIDS students" should be kept out of public school.."