Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Letter to the Editor Presents Paradox Created by Policy"

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Letter to the Editor "Letter to the Editor Presents Paradox Created by Policy"

Description

This letter to the editor written by student Ken Burnette addressed a school event, Mission Emphasis Week, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. Burnette addressed the paradox presented when juxtaposing the event's emphasis on Christians extending their love to everyone, no matter race or nationality, with the school's refusal to allow one of the event's Nigerian speakers to eat lunch in the main cafeteria simply because of their race. Burnette wrote about the Board of Trustee's policy that no black students may enroll in any division of the university. This segregationist policy extended to the facilities located on campus. Burnette concluded with the statement that such behavior on behalf of the school was embarrassing and should not happen in the future, as most students would not be offended by a black individual eating in their dining hall.

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Burnette, Ken. "Letter to the Editor Presents Paradox Created by Policy." The Richmond Collegian XLV, no. 22, (March 21, 1958): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19580321.2.13&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN#

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1958-03-21

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Burnette, Ken, “Letter to the Editor "Letter to the Editor Presents Paradox Created by Policy",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/405.