Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is the Annual Report on Westhampton College from the Director of Admissions and Placement, Mary-Allen Anderson, for the 1970-1971 academic year. Anderson began the report by explaining Westhampton College's recruiting efforts from the fall which…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

Outlining the history and ideals of the KKK, Anne-Martin condemns the KKK and their inherent ignorance. She calls them "poor white trash" and explains their ignorant white supremacist views. She states that their leader Eldon L. Edwards' ideas of…

A Collegian column reflecting on tension in the South after the Little Rock Nine enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The author attempts to account for the hostility surrounding the Little Rock situation by relating the struggle for…

This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

This article addresses the struggle that female athletes face in maintaining their femininity in their sport. Barnum refers to a female student athlete who feels that there are more feminine female athletes than people believe, and that women often…

This article published in The Collegian highlights the University of Richmond's Hispanic Heritage Month. The article begins with a joke that student Brian Alas -- of Cuban-Irish descent -- receives due to his Cuban ancestry: Where is your tire? This…

This poem is titled with a racial slur to elaborate that it not only depicts slavery, but also speaks for black people generally. The poem is a description of enslaved blacks which calls them a "dead race." In discussing slavery, it contrasts their…

This piece is an investigation into why and how the dining hall became so gender segregated. A handful of students were asked their thoughts regarding a gender segregated dining hall. Most of their answers were gender based, either blaming the…

A student-authored article, titled "All Around The Lake", was featured in the 1949 Alumni Bulletin, offering a depiction of current social events at the University of Richmond. The article highlights events, such as the University mascot receiving a…
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