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Article "Why Did You Come to College?"

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Article "Why Did You Come to College?"

Description

A charge to new students at Richmond College opens with a short story stereotyping Chinese people. An wise "coolie" asks an American traveler questions about the intentions of his journey to China. The author then asks new students their motives for coming to Richmond College. The slur "coolie" indicates an unskilled indentured laborer of East Asian descent.

Source

"Why Did You Come to College?" The University of Richmond Collegian XVI, no. 1, (September 20, 1929): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19290920.2.18&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

Publisher

The Richmond Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1929-09-20

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Why Did You Come to College?",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 24, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2919.