Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Never judge a person by his color"

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Opinion "Never judge a person by his color"

Description

This 1992 Collegian opinion piece by student William M. Norton describes his standpoint on race relations, and how he feels that black people should not get any special precedents or programs based on their race because that is then racist. Norton states that Black History Month is racist, because if someone were to propose a white history month there would be outrage; however there is no outrage for Black History Month. Norton also takes issue with the NAACP, because it is "only concerned with the advancement of colored people." If there was such an organization for whites, Norton explains it would be likened to the KKK and it is this double standard that he cannot stand. He claims he is not a racist, he simply does not understand why black people have a right to certain programs and aid due to their race. Norton finishes his article saying that we should not look at color, and by looking at race, we are promoting racist ideals.

Source

Norton, William L. "Never judge a person by his color." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 18, (February 20, 1992): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19920220.2.12&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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Norton, William L., “Opinion "Never judge a person by his color",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3452.