The Tulane Hullabaloo

The holidays are a time for rest — but can one responsibly take a break from something as important as politics?

OPINION | Disengaging from politics this holiday season

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 16, 2021

Politics can be a hard thing to ignore. Particularly as social media usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic — exposing more people to political figures and viewpoints — it can feel like political...

Critical Race Theory is an increasingly hot topic; does it belong in our education system?

OPINION | Conservative groups, politicians threaten critical race education

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist December 8, 2021

Segregation. Criminal Justice Policy. The legacies of enslavements on Black Americans. Prejudice in the U.S. The living racism in our U.S policies — when will it stop and when will it be heard? After...

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OPINION | Positive stereotypes are as toxic as negative ones

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 8, 2021

Good intentions do not always yield good results. Sometimes, a well-meaning statement is more of a backhanded compliment. An implication that someone is pretty despite their Blackness, or smart because...

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OPINION | Supreme Court ruling threatens abortion access

Laura Malagrino, Associate Arcade Editor December 8, 2021

On Dec. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will make its decision on whether or not to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. With three newly appointed justices, all nominated by...

Separating artists from their art is no easy task.

OPINION | Killing Harry Potter

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 1, 2021

Death of the Author is a literary theory which argues that an author’s intentions cease to matter the moment their work is published — nothing about the author’s personal life matters when analyzing...

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...

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...

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...

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