Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a proposal from the University of Richmond to the Lilly Endowment to host a Workshop on the Liberal Arts. The proposal lists several of the goals of liberal arts education, including a focus on a "Judeo-Christian perspective."

This is a list of potential black studies courses that could be offered by the University if they were to institute a Black Studies program. These include courses on African languages, African literature, and African and African-American politics.

Jennifer Rabold, a student, wrote an opinion criticizing Scott Shepard's defense of the Western Civilizations course. This article is Scott Shepard's response to that piece, in which he argues that a study of Western Civilizations includes those who…

This is an opinion by a staff editorialist who is defending the continuation of the Western civ class. He cites John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the Roman Republic in our government structure as reasons…

This is a piece by Associate Professor of English Louis Tremaine arguing that the debate about the new Core course is worth having, and should not be dismissed. It is written in response towards a previous editorial's suggestion that opposition to…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.

This memo from former president of the University, E. Bruce Heilman, talks about the benefits of Black Studies courses. In it, Heilman references a story that ran in a recent copy of Advocate magazine detailing the "fine story on the black community…

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

This article discusses a meeting of the Virginia Education Association's Department of Higher Education at the campus of the University of Richmond. It talks about how 70 college educators agreed that Black Studies courses are "needed at this time to…
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