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…

A Collegian article recounting the controversy surrounding the play of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue…

This article comments on the recent act by Westhampton college to adopt a Chinese child (a venture that is discussed in the Collegian on Nov. 28, 1941 entitled "Co-ords to Help War Orphans). Cotten says that the adoption was done in the spirit of…

In this article, the author speaks about the speech that Dean Keller gave to Westhampton College students on what graduates should obtain through their education. She discussed things she believed every student should acquire before she graduates…

This chart was found in The Collegian as part of a top music chart of 1989, presumably for the month of October. One of the categories for the chart is titled, "TOP Black Singles," and features songs by Black artists. There is no category titled,…

This column was published in The Collegian and it discusses an event in which a robot, Fubar, visited the campus for the school's Homecoming week. The robot has some national acclaim as it had been featured on "Good Morning America," "Silver Spoons,"…

This advertisement was published in The Collegian for a couple seeking a baby to adopt. The advert states that the couple was looking for "Caucasian," "Hispanic," or "Oriental," babies. Black babies were not mentioned. The terms "Hispanic" and…

This Op-Ed was published on October 10, 2003 in The Collegian. It was written by student Romney Smith who criticized a U.S. Court ruling that allowed the NFL team, The Washington Redskins, to keep its name, despite allegations that it was racist.…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian by Ryan Moser, class of 2005. In this piece, Moser argues that American culture has begun to dehumanize terrorists in favor of violence and death. He uses the terms "Redcoats," "Redmen," "Kraut," "Japs,"…

This article is a satirical criticism published in The Collegian. The writer, Nandalal Rasiah, Richmond College 2005, wrote this piece in response to another piece written by someone whom Raisah refers to as "Mr. Gibney." In that piece, Mr. Gibney…
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