Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian cartoon, appearing underneath the article “Dining hall traditions separate students” by Chris Wright, depicts three male college students. In a text bubble, one of the students exclaims, “I hate the way Greeks…

This entry in The Messenger discusses some of the rules in Southern women's colleges. The entry suggests that colleges should treat women differently than convents. The entry also says that one look at the rules is enough to show that the whole…

The re-hash is a joke section of the Collegian, including the following: "Aunt Jemima, a big negro washer-woman, had just been knocked down by an automobile. A crowd gathered around to sympathize with her. 'You'll get damages for this, Aunt Jemima,'…

An article about housing ordinances at Westhampton College, including that the students would be allowed to keep their lights on until midnight. At the bottom of the article are two "jokes," used often to fill space in the Collegian. The second joke…

In "Hash and Re-hash," a column often printed in The Richmond Collegian, the writers share a series of humorous stories, many based on word play, puns, and one-line jokes, with the target of jokes often being black people. This column is credited to…

This section "Dips From The College Grin-Pot" features snippets of what was intended to be humorous dialogue. Included are six brief dialogues that feature an interaction between two people. The fifth dialogue is an interaction between two black…

In the "Seen in a Day" column of the Collegian, short jokes or phrases about the happenings on campus are provided. One blurb reads: "Our two friends of China, Tosham and Yik Tak Chung, reading eagerly and with glistening eyes a paper printed in…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describesa service held in honor of Esau Brooks, a caretaker and athletic trainer, at the Cannon Memorial Chapel in 1936. The article describes the ceremony, during which Brooks was honored with a rake and…

Published in the 1943 April Fool's edition of The Collegian, this photo and caption portray athletic trainer Esau Brooks receiving an honorary degree in Osteopathy (physical training), from Oglethorpe University. The degree was conferred at the Greek…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describes the promotion of Esau Brooks from athletics trainer and grounds keeper to "the new and enthusiastic" Director of Athletics. The article also has Brooks placing "'Not-so-Dark' Jamees as line coach and…
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