Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Tyson conviction sets off campus debate"

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Article "Tyson conviction sets off campus debate"

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This 1992 Collegian article centers around the popular news case of athlete Mike Tyson being convicted of raping Deseree Washington, an 18 year old Miss America contestant. The article discusses the viewpoints of multiple Richmond students, and how they feel about the outcome of the trial. Larry Meli, a senior at the University, said that while he did think what Tyson did was wrong, "[t]he woman should have known what Tyson was like and should not have gone up to the hotel room." Charles Kennon, a junior, and former football player agrees saying, "It seems like she could have used better judgement." Julie Jones, a senior basketball player, says that although it was not the woman's fault for going up to Tyson's hotel room "we as women have to be smarter than that." Patrick Gurney, a sociology professor says that the case was over quite quickly due to the amount of evidence against Tyson. Gurney expressed his agreement with the conviction as he does not believe that one's wealth and fame should put them above the consequences of the law.

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Werner, Karen. "Tyson conviction sets off campus debate." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 18, (February 20, 1992): 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19920220.2.9&e=-------en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1992-02-20

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Werner, Karen, “Article "Tyson conviction sets off campus debate",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3450.