Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1938 Collegian announcement discusses the debate between Squeedunk College and the University of Richmond, in the Richmond Chapel, centered around the question "Resolved: that the South won the Civil War." The Massachusetts college will argue…

Westhampton and Richmond College students were questioned on their opinions surrounding the topic of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Opinions such as, "I'd hate to fix my own flat tires!" were expressed by Westhamptons students. There appeared to…

This 2005 article introduces Students for Academic Freedom, a nationwide coalition of student groups claiming that colleges have a liberal political bias, and further fighting for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students and professors from…

This 1973 opinion piece argues for amnesty in the case of men who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. The writer calls the Vietnam War “an unjust war, a war which was lied about, which was fought with no intention of winning and which was in…

This 1877 essay from Monthly Musings, the predecessor to the Messenger literary magazine, argues against the Theory of Evolution. It begins with the assertion that the belief that men were once "savages" is currently fashionable. The writer looks to…

This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a…

Described here is a forum in which students and faculty discussed if women were "innately inferior" to men. One woman was even described as an "attractive blonde." The resolution was 61 against the claim and 26 for it. The arguments for women being…

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 Collegian article discusses the activities at the first annual meeting of the Mu Sigma Rho literary society. One of the activities during the meeting was a debate titled, "The United States government should help to transport Negroes back to…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian by Ryan Moser, class of 2005. In this piece, Moser argues that American culture has begun to dehumanize terrorists in favor of violence and death. He uses the terms "Redcoats," "Redmen," "Kraut," "Japs,"…
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