Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

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Title

Letter "Letter to the Editor..."

Description

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor. The previous letter by George Iggers in May 1944 reproached the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society for the prejudice that they demonstrated in putting restrictions upon the discussion about racial relations. This letter offers justification for the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society, explaining that the rider to their constitutional amendment, which granted the society president the right to stop any conversation that he deemed hindering to the regular procedures of the meeting. The President explains that "This rider was a very necessary thing in that a small minority in the Society was obsessed [sic] with the idea of racial equality and was so intent I upon spreading its principles that the Society had little time for anything else." He also explains that the accusation that the literary society sought to hide the development is false, because they simply were trying to keep Iggers accusatory letter out of the paper until they had crafted a response.

Source

Burnette, O.B., Jr. "Letter to the Editor." The Richmond Collegian XXXI, no. 1, (October 6, 1944): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19441006.2.16&srpos=2&e=--1939---1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-prejudiced------#

Date

1944-10-06

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Burnette, O.B., Jr. , “Letter "Letter to the Editor...",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 1, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/479.