University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

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This comedic map of the University of Richmond campus features racist jokes. One can be seen in the captions around the gym, called "Jim," which refer to black athletic trainer Esau Brooks as "the Indian rubber man." Running to the gym is an "Indian…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

This is an ad by the Corn Products Refining Co. as they are marketing their Mazola oil. The ad has a drawing of the product at the top-right corner with descriptions in order to persuade consumers to buy the product. The ad also includes a drawing of…

This is a drawing used as for the cover page for the "Sectional Clubs" portion of the yearbook. Four characters are drawn holding a "Sectional Clubs" sign. These four people are depicted as ethnically different and stereotypical manner based on their…

This short story published in The Collegian on November 19, 1971, is a story written by Terry Gates. The story is about two fictional characters -- Miles Standoffish and John Myth -- who discuss killing a group of "Injun savages." "Injun" is a…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

This review, written by Frank Howarth, is of the 1973 Virginia Museum Theatre's production of Arthur Kopit's "Indians." Howarth describes that the play shows "the ways of national amnesia a painful view of the reservating of the American Indian," as…

This illustration, used as the opening page for the "Organizations" section of the yearbook, draws connections to Native American culture. It is equating Native American cultural gatherings to students gathering for extracurricular activities or…

In this poem, writer R. A. S. states his admiration for Pocahontas. He contrasts her with her native people, the "fierce Indian lads," whom he likens to barbarians. Through this poem, the author portrays his negative views on indigenous people in…

This Op-Ed was published on October 10, 2003 in The Collegian. It was written by student Romney Smith who criticized a U.S. Court ruling that allowed the NFL team, The Washington Redskins, to keep its name, despite allegations that it was racist.…
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