Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a list of potential black studies courses that could be offered by the University if they were to institute a Black Studies program. These include courses on African languages, African literature, and African and African-American politics.

This article discusses a meeting of the Virginia Education Association's Department of Higher Education at the campus of the University of Richmond. It talks about how 70 college educators agreed that Black Studies courses are "needed at this time to…

The first in a series of editorials analyzing the President’s Committee (PC) report to Study Campus Relationships. The PC decided that intellectual stagnation on campus is due to "a homogeneous student body, faculty irresponsibility and an…

This document is a report entitled "Report of the Curriculum Committee" created by the University of Richmond in May 1967. The report discussed degree requirements, concentration programs, and new courses, and offered recommendations. Created by…

This is a piece by Associate Professor of English Louis Tremaine arguing that the debate about the new Core course is worth having, and should not be dismissed. It is written in response towards a previous editorial's suggestion that opposition to…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

Jennifer Rabold, a student, wrote an opinion criticizing Scott Shepard's defense of the Western Civilizations course. This article is Scott Shepard's response to that piece, in which he argues that a study of Western Civilizations includes those who…

This is an opinion by a staff editorialist who is defending the continuation of the Western civ class. He cites John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the Roman Republic in our government structure as reasons…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…
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