The Tulane Hullabaloo

Exploring Mardi Gras’ legacy of discrimination

Dorothy Mae Taylor

Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

February 19, 2020

Ever since the Mistick Krewe of Comus held the first organized parade in February of 1857, the celebration of Mardi Gras has been tinged with racist and classist overtones. Though a handful of new krewes formed in the 1940s to combat discrimination and include people of all nationalities and gender...

I’d like to think racism doesn’t exist, on bell hooks

I'd like to think racism doesn't exist, on bell hooks

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

February 5, 2020

*bell hooks as an author intentionally leaves her name lowercase  I see the photo of him on my Tulane ID card. The smile is ear-to-ear, wider than his mouth has ever been. In his eyes, I can see a blind gleeful optimism, a surging desire to throw himself into all things college. He is not even a f...

Are all your friends white?


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

September 4, 2019

At a predominantly white institution (PWI), Brown and Black students do not have the luxury to pick and choose friends from a larger population that looks like them. Whereas white students at Tulane can walk into their first dorm hall meeting and probably see a large group of people that share their lived white experiences.

Gov. John Bel Edward’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination executive order overturned

A timeline of the executive order's process.

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order concerning "equal opportunity and non-discrimination," banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state agencies, department, boards, or entities. Wednesday, Nov. 1, the First Circuit Court of Appeal up...

Painting for the People: Grupo Opni blends Brazilian culture with graffiti art

Painting for the People: Grupo Opni blends Brazilian culture with graffiti art

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

September 13, 2017

The Hullabaloo's interview with Toddy was translated from Portuguese to English by Annie Gibson. The quotations attributed to Toddy in this article are Gibson's translations.  Toddy and Val are the stage names of the artists within Grupo Opni. On a mural in New Orleans, a woman with outer space ...

‘Voir Dire’ fails to make racial impact it needs to

Photo provided by Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance

Shahamat Uddin, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2017

A New York school principal loses his career and is deemed a felon, a white man pushes a Latina mother nearly into labor, two black women safeguard a jury that puts another black man in prison, and it all happens in the close proximity of the Lupin Black Box Theater. During its 8 p.m. showing Thursday, the Tula...