Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…

This article, published on October 1, 1992, in The Collegian, details the chartering of the University of Richmond's first black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta -- seven years after the first reference of this event. The title of the article uses…

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 advertisement was published in The Collegian for a couple seeking a baby to adopt. The advert states that the couple was looking for "Caucasian," "Hispanic," or "Oriental," babies. Black babies were not mentioned. The terms "Hispanic" and…

This article published on October 19, 1989, in The Collegian, discusses the possible addition of black sororities to the University of Richmond -- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. According to the article, the…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and written by student, Rick Mayes. In this article, Mayes responds to a past article written by student Harvey Whitney. In his piece, Mayes criticizes Whitney as being divisive and for promoting…
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