Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The bottom photograph on the Rifle Team page features a Confederate Spidey patch next to a NRA (National Rifle Association) safe hunter patch on what is presumably a rifle team uniform. Rather than holding the Confederate flag like in most other…

The bottom right image published in The Web 1969 shows a crowd at a University sporting event with a person waving a Confederate flag in the top right of the image. The caption describes the sounds associated with sports and school spirit, and it…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider in the athletics section page of the 1960 yearbook. It wears a baseball uniform and holds a baseball bat, baseball glove, and a confederate flag. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's…

A Confederate spider mascot can be seen as decoration outside of the Phi Kappa Alpha lodge. Fraternities oftentimes decorated the lodges for important football games, such as homecoming. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's "unofficial" mascot…

University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults,…

The article described a Mortar Board sponsored forum on Title IX held at the University and indicated that students received few concrete answers due to a pending court decision on whether the University’s athletic programs violated the sex…

This article discusses the Title IX law passed by Congress in 1975, which grants women equal opportunity for scholarship as men. Westhampton College was at least 2 years behind major competitors at meeting the specifications of Title IX by 1978. The…

This article from the Collegian addresses the controversy surrounding the University of Richmond’s water polo club’s sale of calendars featuring photos of a different Westhampton and School of Business Administration student each month. Steven…

This letter to the editor is an explanation from a Richmond College Student Government Association (S.G.A) Senator, Gaston Williams, as to why the Senate voted to restrain the use of the song “Dixie” throughout the University. He states…

This article considers the University of Richmond's attempts to comply with Title IX requirements through adding a women's soccer team to the University's athletic department. A school is considered compliant with Title IX if they have equal amounts…
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