Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Op-Ed "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'"

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Op-Ed "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'"

Description

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by student John Crooks, class of 1991. This piece is another criticism of student Harvey Whitney and his contributions to the Collegian newspaper. The piece begins with Crooks recalling a time when Whitney seemed more agreeable in terms of his views. Crooks states that he once sympathized with Whitney, but now he finds his writings more and more offensive. Crooks claims that Whitney's writings characterize white people as racist hatemongers while portraying black people as continuously oppressed. Crooks criticises Whitney's pro-Communist views, his black supremacy views, and his anti-religious views. He ends expressing his anger with Whitney's criticisms of the Greek system and expressed his disdain for "...the stereotypes, the hypocrisy and the disdain that I have seen come from your pen..."

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Source

Crooks, John. "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'." The University of Richmond Collegian 76, no. 05. (October 10, 1989): 8. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19891005.2.28&srpos=15&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1989-10-05

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English

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Collegian.76.5.8-19891005.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Crooks, John, “Op-Ed "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1633.