Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a newspaper article covering the newly established hearing board intended to mitigate sexual assault cases. It discusses the composition of the board, as well as discussions on whether or not to include students. Kristin Heller, Westhampton…

This 1988 Collegian article discusses the results of a survey done by a journalism class, where they randomly sampled 359 University students with a telephone poll. Of that number of students, 169 were men while 190 were women. Of that 190, 11…

In this short story, a woman named Rebecca reflects on her new life in Africa while hitchhiking with a man named Jeff, who is described as "weather-tanned." His race is not identified. After he stops on the side of the road, he begins to make…

In this 1992 Collegian article, David Braverman, assistant dean of Richmond College, wishes to bring the discussion of men's issues such as rape, dealing with emotions, and figuring out manhood, to campus. Presented were ten proposals that included…

On January 22, 1991, a panel consisting of University of Richmond students was held in The Pier to address the following question: How do you define rape? It was held following a series of events the previous week titled “Rethinking…

This is an editorial by a male student arguing for a safety shuttle available for men after parties, similar to those offered to women. He criticized columnist Kirsten Heller's statement that "men (at least on this campus) are not the victims of…

An opinion piece written by the incoming Collegian editorial page editor, Strite Potter. Potter notes that he had not been aware rape occurs so often at the University of Richmond, and that "people usually equate rape with seedy people in seedy…

In this short story, a law student named Winston Kingstone Manners the Fourth does cocaine and finds a book that contains his life story. Moments in his past are described as, "The beaten black boy, the date-raped freshman, and the threatened…

This 1992 Collegian article centers around the popular news case of athlete Mike Tyson being convicted of raping Deseree Washington, an 18 year old Miss America contestant. The article discusses the viewpoints of multiple Richmond students, and how…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…
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