Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song…

A letter to the editor of the Collegian signed by 250 students on campus in response to Eva Wong's disciplining following the Westhampton College Song Contest. Wong, invited a friend from Union Theological Seminary, who was a black student originally…

In this collection of letters published in The Collegian, two discuss the controversy over the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton…

This Op-Ed in The Collegian describes the various steps that the author, senior Chase Rowan, suggests could improve the University of Richmond. The article takes a satirical tone in demanding a number of amenities including an emphasis on…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

This image posted in The Collegian on November 6, 1959, shows five Chinese students (international status unknown) surrounding what seems to be a fountain or pond with lilypads. The students' names are: Jean Lee, Shirley Lai, Patricia Kwa, and Meehan…

The author of this poem claims that she is "an Asian who wants to be white" and begins the poem with the choice, "I want to be more American." When asked what's stopping her, though, she responds, "That's not who I am." The root of her desire to be…

Hing Chung Tang—pictured in the first photograph on the left side—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry.

Prayot Rangsiyanon—pictured in the first column, first row—was a student from Bangkok, Thailand that graduated with a B.S. in Finance. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and served as master of ritual…
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