Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Campus Lacks Moral Concern"

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Article "Campus Lacks Moral Concern"

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This article seeks to raise awareness for the concerning lack of student activism at the University of Richmond during a time when “student activism seems to be on the rise on some campuses throughout the nation.” Richard A. Mateer, Dean of Richmond College, believes that this apparent apathy could be the result of many students at the University being from politically conservative families who may be uncomfortable with activism. Students disagree, however, insisting that the lack of student concern for political or moral issues stems from the lack of actual diversity on campus. To emphasize this lack of concern that students exhibit, staff writer Kent Bernhard cites the University of Virginia’s student-led construction of a shantytown on campus in response to Apartheid in South Africa. Bernhard writes that, “The debate about Apartheid has gone largely unnoticed at the University.” In response to this issue, Mateer suggests that instead of encouraging small groups of students who organize activist events, the whole university should invest in a single topic of concern and integrate it into classes and public discussion.

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Bernhard, Kent. "Campus Lacks Moral Concern." The University of Richmond Collegian 74, no. 11, (November 19, 1987): 7.https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19871119.2.25&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1987-11-19

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English

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Collegian74.11.7-19871119.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Bernhard, Kent, “Article "Campus Lacks Moral Concern",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3392.