Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This short story written by Westhampton College freshman, Mary McDaniel, describes her experience as a homesick freshman. She talks how her expectations of leaving home were different from how she felt once she got to Richmond and how she misses the…

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

This article addresses the struggle that female athletes face in maintaining their femininity in their sport. Barnum refers to a female student athlete who feels that there are more feminine female athletes than people believe, and that women often…

This article published in The Collegian highlights the University of Richmond's Hispanic Heritage Month. The article begins with a joke that student Brian Alas -- of Cuban-Irish descent -- receives due to his Cuban ancestry: Where is your tire? This…

This article reviewed a lecture given by Rev. David B. Nickerson, a visiting lecturer of the Religious Activities Council and director of the Southern Field Service Escru. Nickerson focused on the identity of black people in communities, specifically…

This article published in The Collegian is a review of the restaurant "The Empress." The writer describes the food and the decor, describing it as having an "oriental vibe."

The title of this poem uses a derogatory racial slur to describe its main character. The narrator of this poem relays the time he saw a black man in heaven. This black man is dressed in "crimson satin things" with "golden teeth" and with "jeweled…

This three-page story talks about the the life and role of a "Negro of the South." Throughout the story the author talks about the role and function of "the Negro" in the U.S. South, where he is "corrupt" in comparison to the white man. The author…

This short story written in the 1910 yearbook is titled "Mammy Rose" and centers around a young man Marse Roberts who has lost hope at being successful. However an older "colored" woman comes upon him, and they reconnect as she took care of him when…

This letter to the editor was written in response to a lead story on the resignation of Michael White, former chairman of the Judicial Council of Richmond College. White’s resignation stemmed from the decision of Richard Mateer, Dean of Richmond…
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