The city of New Orleans has a rich history of African-American, Creole, and black cultures deep in its soul, but if you watched this new video from the Tulane University Admissions department, you’d think it was the whitest place in the world. At least, that’s what detractors of the new music video are saying on Tulane’s own Facebook page.
The Green Envy a cappella singing group turned Justin Timberlake’s “I Feel Like Dancing” into “I’m Feeling Tulane,” with a Tulane twist. The only thing that’s suspiciously missing are the other ethnicities at the school. There’s one Asian, no Hispanic people, and only a handful of black students in the video. Even if social justice warriors weren’t pointing this out, we’d have noticed it anyways.
The outrage on this is somewhat similar to the University of Alabama Alpha Phi recruitment video, which featured a whopping zero minorities in their clip. It was also called sexist (which we disagreed with).
Before we continue with the story, do yourself a favor and see if you can make it through the whole video.
I just want to say that I think a big part of why this music video features so few people of color is because the only person in the group who isn’t white is an Asian male. Obviously, there are multiple additional opportunities to feature POC in the video, but that’s probably one of the biggest factors. Just had to throw that out there.
Also, it needs to be said that this video is also racist because it makes Caucasians look like bad dancers. Seriously, President Fitts, watch You Got Served for me one time. One time! I can honestly say that these are the worst dance moves I’ve ever seen, ever.
Let us know your thoughts in the poll below.