Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

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Title

Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

Description

In this letter, George Iggers, a member of the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society, explains the recent changes in the society's constitution. The literary society was supported by the University as a location that promoted and facilitated education on "parliamentary law and public speaking." It is the same society that forfeited debates on the Virginius Dabney proposal a month prior. Iggers protested the motion for all discussion of "the racial problem" to be banned under the "pretext that...[it] had been discussed too thoroughly at previous meetings." Iggers explained that the motion did not pass, but that an amendment to the constitution was made, allowing the president of the club to change conversation if he deems the topic unproductive to the group. Iggers protests that these actions inhibit democratic expression and counter democratic principles, and that they are founded in prejudice and narrow mindedness.

Source

Iggers, George. "Letter to the Editor." The Richmond Collegian XXX, no. 14, (May 12, 1944): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19440512.2.12&srpos=8&e=--1939---1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-protest------#

Date

1944-05-12

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Iggers, Georg G., “Letter "Letter to the Editor...",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 1, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/477.