Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The tension between Governor L. Douglas Wilder and Attorney General Mary Sue Terry is palpable as the governor claims critiques of his performance in office are made due to his race and not his competency. He is adamant that he is “held to a…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

A description of Halloween in The Web 1980 describes students dressed as "Ku Klux Klan members and oil-seeking Arabs." During the week before Halloween, students were also "lectured to on rape prevention." Several students are depicted in culturally…

Outlining the history and ideals of the KKK, Anne-Martin condemns the KKK and their inherent ignorance. She calls them "poor white trash" and explains their ignorant white supremacist views. She states that their leader Eldon L. Edwards' ideas of…

The image in the top left of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon photo collage shows fraternity members dressed as Ku Klux Klan members standing around a black man with his neck in a noose at the fraternity lodge. The photo of fraternity members in the top right…

Dr. A.A. Brill was a renowned professor of psychology at New York University (NYU) and a well known psychoanalyst. In an interview he said, "Women's chief interest in life and man is to have children. No woman living was ever satisfied by a career…

The article "Black Liberation Means An End To White Power," explores Black Theology and the work of Dr. James H. Cone who believed that Christianity supports oppression and slavery. To him, Christianity was a tool of White Power that needed to be…

The article discusses the proposal to reinstate Bob Cotten back after his suspension for one of his famous Cotten Pickin's article. The Student Body, even though being pushed by various members of the administration, denied the reinstatement of Bob…
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