Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

In this article, Whitney articulates the history of dialectic of racial conflicts. He described black people as the "antithesis" of the prevailing class. He uses philosophical arguments to map the history of the oppression of black people from the…

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,…

This University of Richmond Collegian article raises awareness for the work of the Minority Student Union (MSU) in sponsoring Black History Month events. These events, under the title “Unfinished Business: Fulfilling the Dream” include events…

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…

This talks about programs at Georgia Tech that were meant to "develop a more culturally aware campus." This included new programs such as "black/white dialoguing," discussions with hall councils, an international film series, and a "summer institute…

This article outlines a group of University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students holding several racial awareness sessions at Center House in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond in an attempt to break down barriers between black and…

The tension between Governor L. Douglas Wilder and Attorney General Mary Sue Terry is palpable as the governor claims critiques of his performance in office are made due to his race and not his competency. He is adamant that he is “held to 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 letter to the editor, written by Robert Edge, discusses the Richmond Human Relations Council Tutoring Program. This program deals directly with the race issue in Richmond and makes positive strides to finding a solution to "the problem." Edge…
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