Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The University of Richmond’s foreign language department hosted a Latin American Awareness Week during the spring of 1987. It included a host of different “speakers, films, a roundtable discussion and a party at the language…

This article reports upcoming discussions by the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) on understanding world religions. They first discuss the Quaker religion, sponsored by the Quaker Church of Richmond. Then Richmond College student Sidney…

This column is a follow-up to an earlier piece in which Mina describes how American students misunderstand foreign students. In this one, he describes how foreign students often misunderstand how Americans interact with them, including assuming that…

This University of Richmond opinion piece, written by student Abdullah Mina, criticizes the University’s lack of commitment to teaching and speaking foreign languages. More specifically, Mina commends the attention given to language at Westhampton…

In this column by Lebanese student Abdullah Mina, the ways that foreign students are misunderstood and talked about by American students are explored. Mina begins the piece by claiming that being a foreign student "is a responsibility because the…

In the "Seen in a Day" column of the Collegian, short jokes or phrases about the happenings on campus are provided. One blurb reads: "Our two friends of China, Tosham and Yik Tak Chung, reading eagerly and with glistening eyes a paper printed in…

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 illustration of the Philogian Society and Messenger staff of 1960 features a caricature of Lebanese student Abdullah Mina in the upper left corner. Mina is wearing stereotypical Middle Eastern clothing and his nose is exaggerated.

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

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…
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