Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This short story mocks African Americans through racist exaggerated vernacular and creating a character, named "A'nt Lucy" that is described as obese, lazy, dirty and "the blackest n*****." The plot of this story is that the there was a leaf found…

In a five-page short story, Isaac Diggs, Jr. recounts his tour of San Francisco. From page 83 until the end of the story on page 85, he describes his time in Chinatown or the "Barbary Coast" as he calls it. Diggs closes the article by saying "Further…

This review is in the Exchanges section of the Messenger, which appears monthly. In this month's entry, Wirt Davis reviews a short story titled "The Last Confederate" from the University of Virginia's Magazine. Davis criticizes the author for slip…

R. H. Adams, in a six-page essay, discusses immigration issues in the United States, with a hostile view towards Eastern European immigrants, stating "the Slavs, Poles, and Italians... are, to say the least, decidedly of the ultra-undesirable type"…

In this short essay supporting American expansion, S. J. Rowland gives a brief history on the concept of colonization by the British, and then gives a chronological history of the United States' acquisition of land in the contiguous country and…

A student-authored article, titled "All Around The Lake", was featured in the 1949 Alumni Bulletin, offering a depiction of current social events at the University of Richmond. The article highlights events, such as the University mascot receiving a…

Published in the 1971 spring Alumni Bulletin, this article summarizes an interview with Steve Nock, the new president of the Richmond College student government, and Nancy Benfield, the recently elected president of the Westhampton College student…

The Winter 1971 Alumni Bulletin features an image and accompanying profile of Irene Ebhomielen of Nigeria. Ebhomielen was an international student on the University of Richmond campus, attending the University partly because of the financial…

An article from the October 1946 University of Richmond Alumni Bulletin covers second generation Westhampton students. Elizabeth Hsu, a student from China, receives a special mention in the article. Her father, Cheng Wang Hsu (formerly spelled Hui),…

An article written by alumnus Henry E. Garrett (RC '15), president of the American Psychological Association and chair of Psychology and Columbia, argues for maintaining segregation. Segregation, according to Garrett, was not a question of ethics,…
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