Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Diversity in interaction of students and in classroom studies necessary"

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Article "Diversity in interaction of students and in classroom studies necessary"

Description

The Collegian published this article on April 12, 1990. This article discusses the lack of diversity at the University of Richmond, specifically focusing on the lack of racial diversity. The article expresses concerns that both students and faculty have in what they describe as a "eurocentric" curriculum. Another concern that was addressed was the lack of cross-cultural student interactions. Mcquell Green, a Richmond College freshman, stated that most multi-cultural events were sponsored by the Multicultural Student Union, and that a few white people actually participated in these events. In addition, Green recounted a story in which a white woman persistently argued with him as to whether or not he was a basketball player. Green commented that this had frustrated him as "there are lots of white students that are bigger than me and people don't go around asking them if they're athletes." Tracey Jansen, a Westhampton College senior, commented that there were not many opportunities for black and white students to interact because social life was dominated by fraternities.

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Kendall, Kevin. "Diversity in interaction of students and in classroom studies necessary." The University of Richmond Collegian 76, no. 24. (April 12, 1990): 1,9. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19900412.2.15&srpos=1&e=------199-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1990-04-12

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Kendall, Kevin, “Article "Diversity in interaction of students and in classroom studies necessary",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1645.