Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, retired professor of accounting Raymond Slaughter (‘77-‘18) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jenifer Yi (’22) on June 10, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one…

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

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…

In an article describing orientation, the article mentions that incoming freshmen women are taught "tradition, rules, history and 'What is expected of a Westhampton Lady.'"

This piece is an investigation into why and how the dining hall became so gender segregated. A handful of students were asked their thoughts regarding a gender segregated dining hall. Most of their answers were gender based, either blaming the…

Two Westhampton College students--Rebecca Fewkes WC'92 and Cynthia Paces WC'92--started a weekly Race and Gender Issues Forum to speak about and reflect on issues regarding gender and race on campus. Everyone on campus is invited due to the "growing…

This article outlines the work done by assistant professor of psychology, Dr. William E. Walker, during his time on sabbatical. The journalist dives deeper into information on his study done with University of Richmond students regarding gender roles…

As part of a February Follies event devoted to self-improvement, The Lifestyles Committee put on a “fashion show, free hair styling and cutting and make-up demonstrations.” It was put on by the Lifestyles Committee which was directly…

Described here is a forum in which students and faculty discussed if women were "innately inferior" to men. One woman was even described as an "attractive blonde." The resolution was 61 against the claim and 26 for it. The arguments for women being…

Every year, the Women’s Lifestyles committee held “February Follies,” a week-long event with the goal of helping women look their best according to stereotypical gender norms. This year’s Follies featured a fashion show,…
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