Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This University of Richmond Collegian article describes a Commission on Diversity spearheaded by University President Richard L. Morrill that intends to address “the problem of the minority experience” on campus. The article begins with a…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick in which he discusses being appointed Chairman of the "Committee on Racial/Ethnic Categories." He attaches a statement from the Federal Interagency Committee on Education that talks about racial categorization,…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick to several deans talking about the need to begin recruiting minority faculty again. He says that with "contracts and salaries and budgets having held first priority lately, we have let recruitment of minority…

This is a letter discussing the University's decision to comply with "government regulations regarding equal employment opportunity and the adjustment of all forms, questionnaires, and brochures." The administrator goes on to say that this will be…

This is a form used by department chairs to aid in recruiting minority faculty during the hiring process. The form is to be filled out and include the minority candidates' "minority category" according to Department of Health standards, and returned…

In this oral history interview, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…

The proceedings of the Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE) is narrated by the writer as they share their opinions on the significance of sharing individuals’ multicultural experiences. The writer shares that they are a white…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

In this Collegian article, student Doug Hanks sheds light on the Black student experience on campus from the perspective of Black students. At the time of this article’s publication, there were 88 Black undergraduates, only 3.5% of the student…
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