Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is opinion piece was written in response to articles written by women who argued that men don't take women on "sober dates" or act like "gentlemen" anymore. Adkins says that women are acting "less than ladylike", and proceeds to give several…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

This 1992 Collegian opinion piece, written by resident assistant Heather Bond, describes her issue with the University's sexist language and actions. She asks that the University reconsider their attitudes and role in institutionalized sexism. She…

This 1991 article explains the decision of the SAE National Council to suspend University of Richmond's Sigma Alpha Epsilon Virginia Tau chapter's charter. SAE had their charter "formally suspended after a two-year probationary suspension status"…

This 1988 Collegian article discusses the results of a survey done by a journalism class, where they randomly sampled 359 University students with a telephone poll. Of that number of students, 169 were men while 190 were women. Of that 190, 11…

This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends,…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

This article refers to the new average measurements of Westhampton students in physical conditioning classes. Dr. Judith McMoran, chairman of the WC Department of Physical Education, reported these results and commented that "people are now assuming…
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