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Thoai Lu

Thoai Lu
Editorial Intern
Oakland, CA

Before becoming a journalism intern at Colorlines, Thoai delved into racism and sexism’s intersections at UC San Diego. She led a small writing club, “New Voices,” which explored the issue; she also contributed to The Collective Voice, the school’s social-justice newspaper. Thoai got her B.A. in Literature/Writing from UCSD in June of 2010, which enhanced her interest in nonfiction, race, gender and visual culture. As a former McNair Scholar, she completed independent research projects on sexuality and hyphy music. The Oakland native hopes to save inner-city children from the plight of illiteracy. When that seems heavy, she runs or turns to hip-hop.

Thoai tweets at @thoailu.

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

by Thoai Lu on February 16 2011, 12:20PM

The Georgia lawmaker and civil rights hero gets the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Topics: Politics

Meet 25 of America's Future Black Leaders

Meet 25 of America’s Future Black Leaders

by Thoai Lu on February 16 2011, 11:48AM

Check out The Root’s list of young futurists.

Topics: Schools & Youth