Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 2005 opinion piece written by Grant Garcia explains how he has been "disgusted and disappointed by the tasteless articles recently published regarding homosexuality and homosexual behavior [on campus]." Garcia takes issue with the Collegian…

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 opinion piece, written in 1992 by Megan Fitzmorris, warns her fellow college students of the dangers that unprotected sex during the AIDS crisis. She blames alcohol for causing students to make poor decisions in regards to their sexual health.…

This 1992 Collegian opinion piece by student William M. Norton describes his standpoint on race relations, and how he feels that black people should not get any special precedents or programs based on their race because that is then racist. Norton…

This 1992 Collegian article centers around the popular news case of athlete Mike Tyson being convicted of raping Deseree Washington, an 18 year old Miss America contestant. The article discusses the viewpoints of multiple Richmond students, and how…

This 1992 "That's What You Think" feature piece asks the question, "What do you think Black History Month is about?" to five Richmond students. Keith Tan, a freshman says that because he is not from this country, he does not really understand what it…

This 1991 Collegian article discusses the Lambda Coalition, a group on campus created to support LGBTQ+ individuals. It is named the Lambda Coalition as the lambda symbol is a recognized symbol of queer activism by the Gay Activist Alliance in New…

In this 1991 Collegian opinion piece, author Katherine Clark writes in response to a "That's What You Think?" section where UR students appeared with blank spots, no pictures and excuses in ability to answer the question, "How would you feel about…

This brief 1969 article focuses on a peace march organized by students to show solidarity for peace in Vietnam. Mary Alice Curlin, a sophomore is quoted as saying, "This march is to symbolize our desire for peace." The march was to begin at 7 p.m.…

This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…
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