Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This page features an illustration of an Asian woman standing wearing traditional Asian attire and holding a basket of fruit. The only words on the page are the heading, "The Web." This picture evidently depicts a white student's perception of Asian…

This page includes a picture of the university's Chinese Club, showing eight Asian members (7 male and 1 female), with a list of their names underneath the photograph. The Chinese Club included all students that had traveled from China to get an…

This poem was written by members of the university's Writing Club in attempts to resemble Japanese poetry. The words describe a scene from Japan, with a caption at the top that explains the intent was to imitate Japanese writing styles and portray an…

In this club photo there appears to be 2 Asian students standing in the back row of the photo. The club was organized by alumni of the Chatham Training School. According to articles in The Collegian, the club's mission was to uphold the honor of the…

Members of the Chinese Club at the University of Richmond. The members include P.L. Mok, T.L. Sene, W.K. Lam, C.K. Kung, Y.C. Lee, P.K. Lee, M.W. Wong. The Chinese Club celebrated Chinese culture, including the annual anniversary of the creation of…

This poem by Ruth Fiske is about her watching Jazz dancing. Jazz is predominantly associated with African-American culture and was established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fiske is watching the "wild" intoxicating dance moves. She…

This article notes that while Chinese students had been attending Richmond College for several years, Yiu Fong Leung was the first Chinese woman to attend Westhampton College. The first cousin of Yik Chin Cheung, a senior at Richmond College, Leung…

This article reports on the illness of John Johnson, the "ever-faithful head janitor." Identified as more than eighty years of age, Johnson is described as "diligent, courteous, and efficient, a very picturesque figure, and one that would be sadly…

This article reports a debate held by the Mu Sigma Rho Literary Society, resolving that the Ku Klux Klan should be abolished. The debate, according to the article, "waxed hot on both sides, the decision finally going to the affirmative." In addition…
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