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.
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
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...

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

Lizzo
January 15, 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...

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

south
November 13, 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”
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
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...

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

Illustration Credit | Czars Trinidad
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.
August 29, 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...

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

Ambikaipaker
April 25, 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...

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.
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,...

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
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...

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