Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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,…

This poem reinforces ideas of hopelessness and permanence, repeating many lines and ultimately lamenting, "but you are trapped, hung in one spot / dangling over water, lost / to one world, lost in the other[.]" "Bugger" is a homophobic slang term.…

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 article talks about the recent increase in membership in Safe Zone, a group committed to supporting students questioning their sexuality. It talks about how faculty are now displaying Safe Zone stickers on their doors to indicate that they are…

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…

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…

In the first installment of the “Coming out of hiding: Homosexuals at UR” series, Kevin Kendall writes about the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus The article includes excepts from anonymized interviews with…

This 1991 article by Collegian editor Kevin Kendall recounts the experiences of four LGB students (whose names were changed in the article “due to the sensitive nature of this story”) at the University of Richmond coming out to their parents. It…

In a 20-4 vote, the faculty of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business rejects a motion passed by the Arts and Sciences Faculty recommending that “sexual orientation” be added to the University of Richmond’s anti-discrimination policy. The…

This 1991 Collegian article focuses on the Richmond College assistant dean and the faculty advisor to the Lambda Coalition, David Braverman, receiving six drunk phone calls making "jokes about the idea of of a support group for gays, lesbians,…
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