The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | What is Thanksgiving to minorities?

OPINION | What is Thanksgiving to minorities?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor November 17, 2021

Thanksgiving’s origin story claims that the pilgrims, newly arrived to America, shared a peaceful dinner with friendly Native people, who teach the pilgrims how to survive in the “New World”...

OPINION | Censorship of pornography harms marginalized communities

OPINION | Censorship of pornography harms marginalized communities

Laura Malagrino, Associate Arcade Editor November 17, 2021

The pornography industry is absolutely massive, raking in around $97 billion in revenue globally. Compare that to the movie industry, which made around $41.7 billion on the same scale. Such magnitude...

Too often, Bi men are grouped as either gay or straight, their Bi identity being erased.

‘Bisexual men do exist’

Jeremy Evans, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

As a freshman at Tulane University, during a discussion on sexuality with a group of peers, I stated that I was 85% to 90% straight. In retrospect, it seems ridiculous to quantify my sexuality with...

Why are queer Tulanians experiencing discrimination if Tulane is attempting to address homophobia on campus?

OPINION| Addressing Tulane’s institutionalized homophobia

Julia Hanissee, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

Using gay as an insult. Sexualizing queer identities. Begging for a “gay best friend.” These are examples of what is known as casual homophobia, which is defined as “slurs that aren't always...

Fear of walking alone at night is logical. Criminal activity such as murder, sexual assault and robbery increases in frequency at night.

In my skin, I am afraid walking alone at night

Ifeoma Osakwe, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

A few days ago, when I got to my dorm room after my routine evening walk from the Commons, I received an unfamiliar iPhone notification. It alerted me that I had an unknown “accessory” near me...

Despite fueling the digital age, the porn industry has a troubling dark side.

OPINION | Porn must change immediately

Thamidul Alam, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

We have all watched porn before. The pornography industry has become normalized throughout the years and the stigma associated with it has decreased significantly.  Many factors contribute to porn's...

Most of our medical knowledge has come from experiments carried on African American individuals, so why do these individuals receive the worst medical care in America today?

OPINION | Medical community has exploited Black people for too long

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor November 3, 2021

Most of our medical knowledge today comes from experimentation on Black individuals, and yet they continue to be the demographic receiving the worst medical care in America? Blatant medical violence...

Recent legislation limiting classroom discussions concerning race and gender prompts a deeper question; is neutral education possible?

OPINION | Can neutral education exist?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor November 3, 2021

  Recently, multiple states have implemented or may implement bills that restrict what teachers can teach. One from Tennessee bans educators from teaching their students that “An individual,...

In the same way that family reunions are only for relatives and close family friends, one may assume that Dia de los Muertos is only for people of Mexican heritage.

OPINION | Who owns Dia de los Muertos?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor October 27, 2021

Recently, a friend of mine asked me if he was allowed to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. He is not of Latin American descent but still wanted to create an ofrenda — an altar used to honor the dead....

Every year, there is a debate of whether minority character costumes can be worn by someone outside the minority.

OPINION | Keep the happy in “Happy Halloween”

Asia Thomas, Contributing Columnist October 27, 2021

It’s time to leave the “Native American” costumes on the shelves. My culture is not your costume. A serious tweet-turned-meme had a solid point: dressing up in cultural attire that is not...

Given that confirmation bias and cherry-picking evidence is such an ingrained element of the human psyche, how impartially evaluate the Israel-Palestine situation?

Israeli-Palestinian conflict’s unproductive cycle in media

Thamidul Alam, Contributing Columnist October 27, 2021

The social media cycle of tragedy has been normalized. Something terrible occurs in the Israel-Palestine region. Supporters of both sides take to social media to defend their respective sides. Eventually...

Sex is normal, and it is human, yet many women remained trapped in the idea that their sexuality doesn’t fall into either of those categories.

OPINION | Masturbation is for girls, too

Laura Malagrino, Associate Arcade Editor October 27, 2021

When a friend of mine had first confided in me that she masturbated, it felt as though a wall had come down. I was no longer the only one, nor was I the first. For years, I had repressed that aspect...

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