Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Column "Collegian Forum: Bigotry From A Minority"

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Column "Collegian Forum: Bigotry From A Minority"

Description

These letters in the Collegian are a response to a prior article by Mr. Williams who stated in his letter that he "was moved" to submit the resolution restricting the singing of "Dixie" by the university band. Mr. Massie said that such a claim was an attack on the First Amendment and Mr. Williams, along with other members of the Senate, must publicly rescind the "illegal" resolution. Furthermore, Mr.Larkin believed that the playing of the Dixie or the display of the Confederate Flag were not signs of racism and any furor over these issues was just the "minority attempting to force its will on the majority." He further went on to say that the Dixie is a happy and catchy tune while the Confederate flag is a part of American history and "should not be forgotten." According to him, a banning of the Dixie was a sign of bigotry and an attack on "Freedom of Expression of a cultural heritage."

Source

Massie, Edmond G., IV and James V. Larkin, "Bigotry From A Minority." The University of Richmond Collegian LXI, no. 9, (November 12, 1971): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19711112.2.15&srpos=26&e=--1914---1971--en-20--21--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-11-12

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Massie, Edmond G., IV and Larkin, James V. , “Column "Collegian Forum: Bigotry From A Minority",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 12, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1694.