Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This anti-integration quote from student Olen Lewis claims that, while accepting black and white Americans as "brothers" that "love each other," they should desire to be separate in some instances. This was published four years before the Messenger…

Criticism escalates around the issue of student growth and activism as the writer puts faculty and staff to shame. Grassroots movements are applauded but thought of as impossible at the University of Richmond due to administrative control and lack of…

The proceedings of the Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE) is narrated by the writer as they share their opinions on the significance of sharing individuals’ multicultural experiences. The writer shares that they are a white…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

The writer of this letter claims that the University of Richmond lacks in diversity due to the social scene that is centered around Greek Life. Although they admit to failing to receive a bid during rush, they remain confident that their observations…

The chartering of the first Historically Black Sorority at the University of Richmond is garnering attention as eight Westhampton College students diligently work to uphold the name of Delta Sigma Theta. This nationally recognized sorority was…

Individuals who are interested in rushing Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are supported by members of various organizations on the University of Richmond campus and across the greater Richmond community. Organizations such as the Minority…

Historically Black Sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta were chosen by a committee to colonize at the University of Richmond. Both national sororities are in preparations to present themselves to the students who are interested in…

Although the colonization of both Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta had progressed smoothly, the Historically Black Sororities are not able to colonize at the University of Richmond until the fall semester of the next school year. There were no…
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