Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In 1991, the University of Richmond began an “experiment” to observe whether replacing “the required Western Civilization course with a more multicultural course” (titled “Interdisciplinary Core Course: Exploring Human Experience”) would…

This memo from former president of the University, E. Bruce Heilman, talks about the benefits of Black Studies courses. In it, Heilman references a story that ran in a recent copy of Advocate magazine detailing the "fine story on the black community…

This memo recaps a meeting which Austin E. Grigg and Dean Gehring attended to discuss potential cooperative programs between University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Union University. Deans…

This opinion piece written in February of 1992, by freshman Paul Caputo, explains how the United States is not a Western Civilization in response to an opinion piece written by Scott Shepard saying that a Western Civ. class should be mandatory for…
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