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 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 feature includes responses from five University of Richmond students to the question "What do you think about race relations at UR?" From their photographs, all respondents appear to be white students. Responses note that students tend to have…

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 1923 article in The Collegian covers the twelfth anniversary celebrations for the Republic of China, held by Chinese students at the University. Students held a banquet at Far East Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant downtown, and stageed an…

This 1920 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement resembles previous iterations. Recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," and the addition of music, are…

This 1919 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement notees recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," including the addition of music. The general manager is…

This 1934 advertisement is for Lido Garden, a Chinese and American restaurant located in the city of Richmond. The tagline in the advertisement says that Lido Garden is the "most popular Chinese restaurant in the South."

An article investigates the number of Chinese students who have come to the United States to continue their education. Many Chinese students came to the United States as recipients of the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships. The article notes that 160…

A charge to new students at Richmond College opens with a short story stereotyping Chinese people. An wise "coolie" asks an American traveler questions about the intentions of his journey to China. The author then asks new students their motives for…
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