Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Collegian Forum: Visitation Loophole"

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Letter to the Editor "Collegian Forum: Visitation Loophole"

Description

This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends, doors to rooms had to be open, and no alcohol was allowed on the premises. Burns argued that this was "so blatantly illegal and in direct violation of our (students ) constitutional rights." Burns went on to claim that this limit on visition by women was discrimination "against heterosexuals." Burns claims that this policy has "sordid moral implications" and says "we must counteract this evil, by immedately lifting all restrictions for female visitation, thus giving heterosexuality a fighting chance." He ends his letter by asking that people think of their children and stating "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah."

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Burns, David. "Collegian Forum: Visitation Loophole." The University of Richmond Collegian LX, no. 21 (March 1, 1973): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19730301.2.10&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1973-03-01

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Burns, David, “Letter to the Editor "Collegian Forum: Visitation Loophole",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2928.