Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Written by sophomore Gina Davis, this 1992 Collegian article was written in response to the Collegian not covering an on campus talk give by Susan Faludi, a renowned feminist and 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner. Despite the fact that the talk had the…

This 1977 article describes the changes in Westhampton College dress code and etiquette policy, detailing the ways that the college has become more progressive. The article, written by Sean Finnell, compares the Westhampton Handbook of that day, to…

This opinion piece, written in 1992 by Megan Fitzmorris, warns her fellow college students of the dangers that unprotected sex during the AIDS crisis. She blames alcohol for causing students to make poor decisions in regards to their sexual health.…

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…

This opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and…

President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…

This 1972 Collegian article details a lecture given by William Taylor, the personal assistant for the firm of I.E DuPont. DuPont offers jobs to high school graduates who pass their pre-employment exam, and those who fail they attempt to seek out,…

This 1907 Messenger essay details the University's history as it is described as a matter of great interest to students and the community. Among the history of the foundation of the college, there is discussion of a "colored" server named Tom who Mr.…

In this 1992 Collegian article, David Braverman, assistant dean of Richmond College, wishes to bring the discussion of men's issues such as rape, dealing with emotions, and figuring out manhood, to campus. Presented were ten proposals that included…

This article written in 1988 describes a new Valentine Museum Exhibition, titled "In Bondage and Freedom: Antebellum Black Life in Richmond." Judy Lankford, the Director of Development at the Valentine Museum, stated that, "Richmond would not have…
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