Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The short story "Oriental Justice" is about a wealthy American man, Carl Blackly, traveling to "mysterious India," being accused and charged with theft by a shop dealer for not paying for furniture items in his store. The rich American never…

On page six, in the "Re-Hash" weekly joke column, there is a joke that uses verbal blackface. It reads, "Liza, I'se gwine to kiss yuh when Ah goes!" [Reply] "Black boy, leave dis hear house at onct!" This use of dialect was presented as a form of…

This is a short story (pages 27-28) published in the Messenger about a student who contracted a fictional disease called "Cross-Word Puzzle-Itus." The article is written for entertainment purposes. The first paragraph contains stereotypes about the…

This short story mocks African Americans through racist exaggerated vernacular and creating a character, named "A'nt Lucy" that is described as obese, lazy, dirty and "the blackest n*****." The plot of this story is that the there was a leaf found…

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…

John Powell, a distinguished pianist and white supremacist helped to form a chapter of the Anglo-Saxon Club of America at the University of Richmond. The purpose of the club was to preserve Anglo-Saxon civilization in the United States and 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 African…

In this six-page short story, the author W.H. Brannock offers a story situated in 1870 about a black man named Methuselah Jones. Throughout this story, the author refers to Methuselah Jones as a "typical country darkey" and "the blackest 'nigger' in…

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,'…

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned…
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