Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The writer talks about the criticism the Western World has received, talking about how it is a "misjudgement" to associate "that Civilization with the shrinking colonialism of the Western World." He goes on to say that Western Civilization has "had…

The two characters in this story, an unnamed woman and unnamed man, argue over the man's desire to move to Africa. The man claims that everyone who visits the continent "wish[es] they had come before the white man, or before colonization" and…

This 1877 essay from Monthly Musings, the predecessor to the Messenger literary magazine, argues against the Theory of Evolution. It begins with the assertion that the belief that men were once "savages" is currently fashionable. The writer looks to…

This short story follows an unnamed American narrator and his peers traveling to Africa for writing inspiration. It points out and pokes fun at the tendency of European and American authors to use contrasting epithets to describe the continent, such…

In the middle photo at the bottom of the second page of the Phi Gamma Delta spread, two life-size, extremely caricatured African cut-out figures can be seen outside of a Phi Gamma Delta (or "Fiji") Tent. The caption reads,"Dr. Livingstone, I…

This column published in the Richmond Alumni Bulletin describes the opinion of University of Richmond alumni, Dr. George W. Sadler, class of 1910. Sadler was the board secretary for Africa, Europe, and the Near East. According to Sadler, there was…
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