Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article published in The Collegian highlights the University of Richmond's Hispanic Heritage Month. The article begins with a joke that student Brian Alas -- of Cuban-Irish descent -- receives due to his Cuban ancestry: Where is your tire? This…

This article published in The Collegian is a review of the restaurant "The Empress." The writer describes the food and the decor, describing it as having an "oriental vibe."

This article published on December 9, 1982, in The Collegian, focuses on a retrial for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on charges of theft. In this article, Pi Kappa Alpha accuses Phi Beta Sigma's of being an ineligible voting member of the IFC because…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by student John Crooks, class of 1991. This piece is another criticism of student Harvey Whitney and his contributions to the Collegian newspaper. The piece begins with Crooks…

This article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…

This feature article published in 1999 highlights one of most momentous moments of the University of Richmond's history: E. Claiborne Robins' $50 million donation to the school during the Class of 1969 Commencement Ceremony. In the article, the…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by Dinah Eng of USAToday and Apple College Information Network. It does not note whether or not if Eng is a student at the University of Richmond. In her piece, Eng argues that the…

This short story published in The Collegian on November 19, 1971, is a story written by Terry Gates. The story is about two fictional characters -- Miles Standoffish and John Myth -- who discuss killing a group of "Injun savages." "Injun" is a…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

This article published in The Collegian describes the University of Richmond's efforts to increase student diversity. According to the article, the administration led by President Edward Ayers (2007-2015) took on initiatives to enroll more ethnic…
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