Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes"

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Article "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes"

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The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who is quoting saying: "Nobody here knows anything about me except how many layups or fouls I commit." Additionally, Larry Slappy, who was a transfer student and also a black basketball player said that the social life was difficult, and that black students had to go to nearby universities to find one. Orlando Branch who was on the football team said that Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) was making improvements, however, the lack of black professors and social life were still problems.

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Howard, Dave. "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" The University of Richmond Collegian LXII, no.20, (March 4, 1976);5. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19760304.2.30&srpos=63&e=--1920---1989--en-20--61--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1976-03-04

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Howard, Dave, “Article "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1696.