Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

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Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

Description

This is the letter that started the influential affairs regarding Mr. Russel Jones' visit to the University of Richmond, and his rejection from entrance into the dining hall. Julia Willis explains what conspired. Mr. Jones had visited the university in order to introduce the Intercollegiate Council, also called the RIC (Richmond Intercollegiate Council) and the ICC. Other articles explain that the RIC held conversations about race and equality at its foundation. Upon his denial into the dining hall and his dismissal to the "back room," students agreed that such treatment of their guest was unacceptable, and they wrote this letter as a response. Willis rebukes the university for their policies, and says that the school's rejection of a person based on his skin color is worse than those conservatives who are blatantly racist. She says that such blatant racism at least adheres to their stated principles. The rejection of Mr. Jones, however, is hypocritical and contradictory to the values of Christian inclusion that the university claims to support.

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"Letter To The Editor." The Richmond Collegian XXIX, no. 27, (February, 18 1944): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19440218.2.13&e=--1939---1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-protest------#

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1944-02-18

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Willis, Julia, “Letter "Letter to the Editor...",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/487.