Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

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…

This opinion piece written in February of 1992, by freshman Paul Caputo, explains how the United States is not a Western Civilization in response to an opinion piece written by Scott Shepard saying that a Western Civ. class should be mandatory for…

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…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

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…

This is an opinion by a staff editorialist who is defending the continuation of the Western civ class. He cites John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the influence of the Roman Republic in our government structure as reasons…

This is a piece by Associate Professor of English Louis Tremaine arguing that the debate about the new Core course is worth having, and should not be dismissed. It is written in response towards a previous editorial's suggestion that opposition to…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.
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