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Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

March 21, 2018

The following columns are opinions and do not represent the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Taking down the Confederate monuments is a good first step in acknowledging the discriminatory history they represent, but we cannot forget this history. Placing these monuments on display in a museum is a way...

City leadership must acknowledge work of activist groups in monument controversy

Ella Helmuth, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2017

The day after the tragic events in Charlottesville, Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, voiced his support for the relocation of two Confederate monuments from downtown Lexington, drawing national attention to the city. In an online video, Gray speaks of a decision borne from community discussion, Lexington...

Tulane must actively address racist history

March 16, 2017

There is little doubt that slavery was integral to the founding of Tulane. The Medical College of Louisiana, which would later become Tulane University, was founded in 1834 and predates the Civil War. There is evidence that slave money or labor helped in the formation of the university or the constr...

Confederate monument removal promotes true NOLA history

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2017

Amidst all the food, jazz, festivals and lazy charms of New Orleans, rarely do the words "used to be part of Confederate country" come to mind. Yet the city continues to have Confederate memorabilia scattered throughout, serving as daunting reminders of a horrifying past. The statue of Confederate...