Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "A Black Man Is An Invisible Man"

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Article "A Black Man Is An Invisible Man"

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The opinion piece “A Black Man Is An Invisible Man,” by Harvey Whitney published in 1988 details his hardships attempting to fit into a predominately white institution. Whitney found it difficult to fit in both in the black community because he was not an athlete, and the white community, ostracized because of his race. Additionally, Whitney experienced difficulty in his living situation, having to room with a Southern white man called Ted. Whitney writes, “Only a week into the semester, [Ted] and a friend went to the housing coordinator requesting a room change without me knowing of it.” Whitney also details troubles of professor’s giving him lower grades than he feels he deserves as a result of his race.

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Whitney, Harvey."A Black Man Is An Invisible Man" The University of Richmond Collegian LXXIV, no. 17,(February 18, 1988): 5. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19880218.2.53&srpos=7&e=--1920---1989--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1988-02-18

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Whitney, Harvey, “Article "A Black Man Is An Invisible Man",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1708.