The Tulane Hullabaloo

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

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

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 white” were plastered around campus in the months following protests led by white supremacists.  Three years and a massive ...

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...

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

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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 many trolls.”  The largest wave of Lizzo trolls took Twitter by storm in mid-December when images and videos of Lizzo wearing a bu...

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

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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, reminders of pride in my geographic identity.  Yet, for those not from the South, racism, hatred and bigotry ar...

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. However, not every exhibition must fit this mold to make a statement. Stories just as powerful as these can be told with nothing more than film, a camera and a human face. This i...

Intersectional Confessionals: Freshmen reflect on being mixed race at Tulane

Intersectional Confessionals: Freshmen reflect on being mixed race at Tulane

Lauren Flowers, Sorrell Brown, Jamie Roa, Hannah Kline, and Eva Bowe

April 25, 2019

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 I cannot divorce it from my freshman experience. Every day, this campus reminds me because of my comp...

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

Illustration Credit | Czars Trinidad

Kila Moore and Canela López

February 20, 2019

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

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

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 certain socioeconomic aspects and assumptions around my blackness were left untranslated.” Studyi...

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

Ambikaipaker

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 students to ignite change in the world. This year Ambikaipaker earned tenure. He allocates his time betw...

Pop-up counter Saartj serves customers taste of wealth disparity through prices

Saartj, the pop-up lunch counter, offered visitors the opportunity to address the issue in a provocative way.

Taylor DeMulling, Arcade Editor

April 4, 2018

For lunch-goers looking for a side of social discourse with their sandwiches, a shop opened up at the Roux Carre Market last month prompting discussion about racial wealth disparity in New Orleans. Saartj, the pop-up lunch counter, offered visitors the opportunity to address the issue in a provocative w...

Changemaker-in-Chief: how Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is redefining journalism

Changemaker-in-Chief: how Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is redefining journalism

Canela Lopez, Senior Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

"I think my responsibility as the first and as the only different person is to be my authentic self and bring my point of view," Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, said during a talk Monday night in McAlister Auditorium. Clad in white high-heeled boots, denim jumpsuit and a black leat...