Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article summarizes a faculty and student discussion on lynching and its history in response to a racist incident at the Cousins Studio Theater involving the hanging of a black doll. The article details that there were anywhere from 30 to 70…

In this article, guest writer Kendra Corey recounts the history of integration at the University of Richmond in the late 1960s after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, as well as detailing some of the experiences and…

In this opinion piece, appearing in the University of Richmond’s newspaper The Collegian’s Forum, Christian pop singer and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant responds to backlash concerning her impending visit to the University of Richmond. In…

This opinion piece, written by University of Richmond senior and male cheerleader Matthew O’Brian, responds to an opinion piece parodying a Webster’s Dictionary titled “The Official University of Richmond Dictionary/Thesaurus Encyclopedia and…

In this opinion piece, second-year student at the T.C. Williams School of Law Victor Mba-Jonas responds to an opinion piece written by Mr. Scott Shepard criticizing the name change and mere existence of the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) at the…

This article summarizes a discussion concerning the impact of race on social and academic life at the University of Richmond, led by a panel of two University students (Kim Green and Eric Freeman) and four alumni (Travis Williams, Tracy Jansen,…

In celebration of the 21 international students studying at the University of Richmond in 1991, this article highlights the experiences of several of these students. Xiaopin Wang from Shanghai, China, and Kilty Manigaladze from the Republic of…

In this Collegian opinion piece, black student Harvey Whitney relates a quote from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man to his personal experience of being considered invisible by white and black students at the University of Richmond. Whitney cites…

This article seeks to raise awareness for the concerning lack of student activism at the University of Richmond during a time when “student activism seems to be on the rise on some campuses throughout the nation.” Richard A. Mateer, Dean of…

This University of Richmond Collegian article celebrates the University of Richmond’s contributions in “increasing employment opportunities for disabled people throughout the United States.” Ronald Inlow, director of food and auxiliary…
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