Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Alumnus Attacks Racism at UR"

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Letter to the Editor "Alumnus Attacks Racism at UR"

Description

University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults, booed, and sang a rendition of "Dixie." Pruden was an assistant principal at a local high school where he had encouraged black students, athletes and scholars, to consider the University of Richmond. This event was forcing him to reconsider, noting that when he attended UR similar incidents occurred--he recalls "some of my classmates hollering racial insults at Davidson's first black basketball player as he poured in the baskets." Pruden concludes: "I had hoped that one day such redneck behavior would disappear from our campus, and that we could represent ourselves as a liberally-educated community dedicated to, among other things, the brotherhood of man. However, it seems we have not yet shaken off the yoke of racism entirely."

Source

Pruden, Edward, Jr. "Alumnus Attacks Racism at UR" The University of Richmond Collegian 67, no. 16 (February 12, 1981) :6 https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19810212.2.21&srpos=11&e=--1964---1986--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1981-02-12

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English

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Collegian67.16.6-19810212.jpg

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Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Pruden, Edward, Jr., “Letter to the Editor "Alumnus Attacks Racism at UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 23, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2499.