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“Why are you so invested in being half Indian? You sure don’t look Indian! Aren’t you basically white?”

ESSAY | “But wait, you don’t look Indian!”

Anna Kapoor Stephens, Contributing Columnist February 9, 2022

As a cultural anthropology student, I have a tendency to analyze and abstract aspects of my own identity to better understand both my field and my place in the world.  I became especially reflective...

Eastern Medicine

OPINION | Western world whitewashes, exploits Eastern medicine

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor February 2, 2022

Eastern medicine has fought for its legitimacy since the rise of Western medicine.  Eastern or Traditional Chinese Medicine is the world’s oldest codified system of medicine, but since the ancient...

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....

cultural appropriation

Tulane Homecoming Color Run accused of cultural appropriation

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor October 31, 2019

Sunshine yellows, blushing bright pinks, electric blues and cool emerald greens shower the atmosphere as celebrators of Holi sprint towards each other with fists of color in hand. With the end of winter...

racist

Tulane students dressed in racist caricatures, are we surprised?

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor October 30, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 26th, five days before Halloween, Tulane students have already begun their celebrations in full swing. You cannot walk through campus without spotting a group of students in a variety...

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‘The Farewell’ introduces second-generation American storytelling to Hollywood

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor August 28, 2019

The cultural practice of second-generation Americans is in a forever-fluctuating state, deliberating between an adherence to the customs of their motherland and an assimilation into American lifestyle....

Voodoos and Donts: an intersectional guide to Voodoo Fest costumes

Voodoos and Don’ts: an intersectional guide to Voodoo Fest costumes

Nile Pierre and Jessica Galloway October 25, 2017

As the bayou weather turns to a pseudo fall, candy sales go through the roof, and midterms come to an end, New Orleanians and students across the city's campuses prepare for Halloween celebrations. In...

Tulane Campus Healths Notorious B.I.G. flu campaign

Tulane Campus Health’s Notorious B.I.G. flu campaign

Megan Plotka , Contributing Writer October 7, 2017

Tulane has come a long way in reconciling and acknowledging its racist history, but its lack of racially diverse staff and faculty can sometimes result in unintentionally offensive decisions. Currently,...

Kendall and Kylie are culture vultures

Kendall and Kylie are culture vultures

Nile Pierre, Intersections Editor September 10, 2017

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are notorious for intertwining themselves into the cracks of black culture. The duo has a reputation for seeing the work of people of color and repackaging it for the consumption...

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