Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Cones Views Story as 'Lynching'"

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Title

Letter to the Editor "Cones Views Story as 'Lynching'"

Description

This letter to the editor was written in response to a lead story on the resignation of Michael White, former chairman of the Judicial Council of Richmond College. White’s resignation stemmed from the decision of Richard Mateer, Dean of Richmond College, to modify the Judicial Council’s sentence regarding a University of Richmond student’s larceny convictions on campus. This letter questions the way in which the Collegian addressed White’s resignation and the surrounding case of a black student convicted of larceny. According to the article, White’s resignation is a racial issue because of the way he responded to the treatment of a black student who convicted larceny at the university. Additionally, the author claims that the way The Collegian presented the story was unethical to journalistic practice and played into stereotypes about black students and particularly black student athletes on campus. The writer of this letter, James H. Cones, III, was the chair of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA).

Source

Cones, James H., III. "Cones Views Story as Lynching." The University of Richmond Collegian LXIV, no. 14, (January 27, 1977): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19770127.2.31&srpos=1&e=------197-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1977-01-27

Format

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Cones, James H., III, “Letter to the Editor "Cones Views Story as 'Lynching'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 26, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2203.