Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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…

This Collegian feature is written by and about John Wai-Chun Loong, a Chinese international student majoring in business and music. Loong says that he had to break out of his comfort zone at the Heilman Dining Center and joined groups that celebrated…

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…

A letter from Marguerite Roberts, Westhampton Dean, to Eva Wong, a student at Westhampton College. Wong's name was misspelled "Wang" in this letter. The letter informed Wong that she had been placed on disciplinary probation for "disobeying the…

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…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

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…

This article from the Collegian examines admissions statistics from the Richmond College freshman class. Of the 1300 men who applied to Richmond college, 669 were accepted as new students and transfers, and 65% of those accepted chose to enroll. When…
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