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Yes, I am Asian

Yes, I am Asian

Helena Wang, Contributing Writer April 21, 2021

Before I came to America, the concept of “race” never occurred to me. Not even once.  It did not occur to me when I was in China and surrounded by people who, more or less, share the same cultural...

OPINION | “Political correctness” debate represents generational, empathy divide

OPINION | “Political correctness” debate represents generational, empathy divide

Sala Thanassi, Contributing Writer January 27, 2021

The concept of political correctness continues to garner mass public attention and is both intensely accursed and passionately praised. Factors such as political affiliation, class status, racial identity...

White students still have much to learn to be good allies to their BIPOC peers.

OPINION | White people have no need for race-based affinity groups

Gabi Liebeler, Contributing Writer September 16, 2020

It is no secret that Tulane University has experienced controversies surrounding racial diversity, some of which were related to whiteness.  In November of 2017, signs that read, “It’s okay to be...

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...

Lizzo

Living Lizzo’s truth hurts: The challenges of being an unapologetically fat Black woman

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor January 16, 2020

There is no better way to start the new year than cleansing the trolls out of your life. On Jan. 5, Lizzo, breakout icon of 2019, did just that. Lizzo said goodbye to her Twitter account, citing the “too...

south

‘I’m from the South’ isn’t an excuse to be racist

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor November 14, 2019

The crisp crackle of fried pickles in my mouth, the loud cool Georgia winds singing me to sleep, and the kind warm smiles of strangers ready to turn family. These are the symbols of my Southern heritage,...

Quiet resistance: Review of “Flint is Family”

Quiet resistance: Review of “Flint is Family”

Alex Calloway, Staff Reporter September 11, 2019

Museums are often considered places of grand spectacle, allure and wonder. A maestro’s brushstroke can reduce a viewer to the most basic of emotions, and many museums pride themselves on this quality....

Intersectional Confessionals: Freshmen reflect on being mixed race at Tulane

Intersectional Confessionals: Freshmen reflect on being mixed race at Tulane

Lauren Flowers   As an editor of Intersections, I write a lot about identity. I have yet to touch on my identity as a mixed-race person, but as the end of my first year approaches, I realize...

Illustration Credit | Czars Trinidad

Your Token POC // Episode 3: “But you aren’t like THOSE people”

Kila Moore and Canela López February 20, 2019

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A group of Tulane students posing for a group picture before their next activity in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Tulane takes the D.R.: Students reflect on identity and blackness abroad after annual “O” trip

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor August 30, 2018

“I feel black people in the U.S. benefit from a certain level of privilege from being American,” senior Harmonii Odinga said. “I definitely was made aware of the privileges of being American when...

Ambikaipaker

Professor Profile: Mohan Ambikaipaker encourages students to recognize Tulane’s history

Kila Moore, Associate Editor April 26, 2018

Beneath the humble, fatherly appearance of Mohan Ambikaipaker lies a passionate educator. As an Associate Professor in the Tulane University Department of Communications, he is fervent about empowering...

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