Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a memo from Ralph E. Antell in which he describes the University's hiring of women faculty members. He says that the University of Richmond "meets or exceeds the national average" in terms of women as a percentage of full-time faculty…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick to several deans talking about the need to begin recruiting minority faculty again. He says that with "contracts and salaries and budgets having held first priority lately, we have let recruitment of minority…

This is a letter discussing the University's decision to comply with "government regulations regarding equal employment opportunity and the adjustment of all forms, questionnaires, and brochures." The administrator goes on to say that this will be…

This is a form used by department chairs to aid in recruiting minority faculty during the hiring process. The form is to be filled out and include the minority candidates' "minority category" according to Department of Health standards, and returned…

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…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

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…

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 article reports on the political focus of the upcoming Messenger literary magazine. Contents of the magazine included a reprint of Dick Fitz's "Concerto Politico," a satirical piece titled "The Gullup Poll" by Dick Keith, cartoons by Bob Beasley…

In this oral history interview, Rayford L. Harris, Jr. (R’77) sat down with Rena Xiao (’20) and Eden Wolfer (’20) on July 1, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and forty minute interview, Harris…
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