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Some Women, is not All Women

Without intersectional feminism, advocacy does not represent all women

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor March 16, 2022

The first result that pops up when someone googles the term feminism is that it is a noun meaning “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.” This gives the impression...

“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...

Critical Race Theory is an increasingly hot topic; does it belong in our education system?

OPINION | Conservative groups, politicians threaten critical race education

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist December 9, 2021

Segregation. Criminal Justice Policy. The legacies of enslavements on Black Americans. Prejudice in the U.S. The living racism in our U.S policies — when will it stop and when will it be heard? After...

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OPINION | Positive stereotypes are as toxic as negative ones

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 9, 2021

Good intentions do not always yield good results. Sometimes, a well-meaning statement is more of a backhanded compliment. An implication that someone is pretty despite their Blackness, or smart because...

Fear of walking alone at night is logical. Criminal activity such as murder, sexual assault and robbery increases in frequency at night.

In my skin, I am afraid walking alone at night

Ifeoma Osakwe, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

A few days ago, when I got to my dorm room after my routine evening walk from the Commons, I received an unfamiliar iPhone notification. It alerted me that I had an unknown “accessory” near me...

Recent legislation limiting classroom discussions concerning race and gender prompts a deeper question; is neutral education possible?

OPINION | Can neutral education exist?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor November 3, 2021

  Recently, multiple states have implemented or may implement bills that restrict what teachers can teach. One from Tennessee bans educators from teaching their students that “An individual,...

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...

Id like to think racism doesnt 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...

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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...

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‘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,...

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