Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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.…

This opinion piece is an open protest by a senior, James Lynch, against the homophobic attitude of students at the University of Richmond. He challenges harmful and homophobic beliefs of his peers in the article such as the idea by stating things…

In this article summarizes a lecture by Dean Griggs of Richmond College in which he discussed Freudian theory to explain the presence of about 3% to 11% rate of homosexuality in the country. He further goes on to discuss suicidal tendencies in…

This article describes a student protest held on October 11, 2006, in support of the "Right to Serve" campaign. This civil rights campaign was supported by Soulforce, a social justice organization for LGBTQ acceptance. The protest took place at the…

This feature includes responses by people, including one Resident Assistant, to the following question: How would you feel about a gay/lesbian/bisexual student organization on the UR campus? Though the "That's What You Think" feature usually included…

This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

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,…

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…

In this oral history interview, Dominic Finney (R ‘99) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Jenifer Yi (‘22) on June 12, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and fifteen minute interview, Finney…

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…
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