Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1929 Collegian article focuses on the origin of Richmond College, and the various presidents that were responsible for the foundation of the school. Mentioned is Edward Baptist who was the founder of the Virginia Baptist Seminary that eventually…

This University of Richmond Collegian article explains the process and the purpose of the four-day pre-orientation session. Head student Ruth Daniels explains that the program was designed to inform minority and international students of the…

This advertisement in the University of Richmond’s student newspaper The Collegian promotes an on-campus performance by Henry Cho – a, “full-blooded Korean comic born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn.” CAB advertises Cho’s performance as a…

This reports on an event called "Hands Around the Lake," which was part of Founder's Week and held in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. The event attracted a "moderate-sized crowd composed of students and faculty," with music, dancing, and speaking.…

This article draws attention to "mission study classes" that were to occur that term, intended to "present to the classes a brief survey of existing conditions in the different parts of the mission world." Some of the course offerings included…

In this short story, an American soldier named Taylor is shot and killed after enduring torture in an unspecified Asian POW camp. Taylor is reincarnated multiple times before the story of his shooting is told, in which a military commander named…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

The author of this poem claims that she is "an Asian who wants to be white" and begins the poem with the choice, "I want to be more American." When asked what's stopping her, though, she responds, "That's not who I am." The root of her desire to be…

This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…
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