Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Male-Female Ratio Imbalanced at UR"

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Article "Male-Female Ratio Imbalanced at UR"

Description

This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek relationships outside of the school, going to either Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) or Virginia Union University (VUU) for "social events and female companionship." Black students found it difficult to participate in campus wide events because the events did not cater to their specific interests, but they realized that with such few black students, the majority of University students "would not necessarily [be] pleased]" with events catering to the taste of black students. The VCU Black Student Alliance and the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) at the University of Richmond partnered to hold a Black Ball. Although the Black Ball was considered a success, black students "wanted] to be included." One black student whose father was an ambassador from Liberia had a unique perspective on the situation and said that "students here at UR seem to have a greater sensitivity to racial problems, which I have never had to think about." The article ends by calling for an increase in the black student population at the University.

Source

"Male-Female Ratio Imbalanced at UR." The University of Richmond Collegian 65, no. 12, (December 7, 1978): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19781207.2.18&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1978-12-07

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Male-Female Ratio Imbalanced at UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2503.