Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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,…

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…

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 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 article discusses a poll conducted by Psychology students based on 20 questions compiled by John Ridenour, asking students about various issues like divorce laws, segregation and premarital sex. The poll also focuses on the liberalism and…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

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."

An article from the October 1946 University of Richmond Alumni Bulletin covers second generation Westhampton students. Elizabeth Hsu, a student from China, receives a special mention in the article. Her father, Cheng Wang Hsu (formerly spelled Hui),…

This is a revised chart of the actual (1969-1970) and the estimated (1970-1971) racial composition of various student bodies at the University of Richmond. It lists the racial composition of the following schools: Richmond College, Westhampton…

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…
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