Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 is an article written for the Collegian's satire section. The article discusses an "astounding result" from the sociological department in which two students Pam Bryant and Joe Jon Bryant (one white and one black) are thought to be identical…

This is a satirical piece commenting on the perceived apathy of students at the University of Richmond. The author consistently says that he has nothing to say, because his opinions aren't worth saying. He says that trying to "transcend the limited…

This opinion piece was written by Richmond College graduate Jim Winders who was awarded the Danforth Fellowship. His article was reprinted into The Collegian for seniors at the university to read and contemplate their time at the institution. The…

For the 1978 issue of the Messenger, new editors Rick Stine and Mark Hebdon changed the publication from a literary magazine to a satirical magazine called the Messenger Lampoon. This choice was made, according to vice president of student affairs…

The editor of the Messenger, John Davis, lashes out at students Lacy and Atkins for their criticism of the literary magazine's contents. Both men called for the magazine to contain more humor and Davis urges for them to submit some themselves, as the…

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…

This comedic map of the University of Richmond campus features racist jokes. One can be seen in the captions around the gym, called "Jim," which refer to black athletic trainer Esau Brooks as "the Indian rubber man." Running to the gym is an "Indian…

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…
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