Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this short story, E. E. Northen tells of the journey of two Confederate soldiers returning home after the Civil War. They stop a Union officer and play "boyish pranks" on him (138). After the men leave the Union officer and make it home, Union…

In this fable-style short story, Gellman describes a stereotypical, poor Irish boy named Tobias who steals and cons people out of money to make a living, until one day when he is moved with sympathy for another "poor" boy, Mickey. After Tobias gives…

In this six-page short story, the author, M. Glass, offers a story about "Anti-Judaism," speaking about the role of "the Jew" throughout history. Within the story, Glass explains that the causes of Anti-Judaism are to be grouped under four heads…

This short story written by Westhampton College freshman, Mary McDaniel, describes her experience as a homesick freshman. She talks how her expectations of leaving home were different from how she felt once she got to Richmond and how she misses the…

In this six-page short story, the author W.H. Brannock offers a story situated in 1870 about a black man named Methuselah Jones. Throughout this story, the author refers to Methuselah Jones as a "typical country darkey" and "the blackest 'nigger' in…

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

In this six-page short story, the anonymous author offers an account of a fire that strikes "Chinatown" in a city in California as a result of an earthquake. The city is near the University of California, Berkeley, and the characters in the story are…

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned…

Elizabeth Gill, a Westhampton Student was widely involved around campus. In her time as a student she was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger, and the…

This three-page story talks about the the life and role of a "Negro of the South." Throughout the story the author talks about the role and function of "the Negro" in the U.S. South, where he is "corrupt" in comparison to the white man. The author…
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