Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Poem "Being black at the University of Richmond: the whole truth"

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Poem "Being black at the University of Richmond: the whole truth"

Description

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about the University that make being on campus horrible for Black people, including constantly being asked if you are an athlete, being called “nigga,” by white students, and having drunk white women stumble into your room. He concludes it on a hopeful note, saying that giving thanks to God will help things turn out for the best.

Source

Bailey, J. Isaiah. "Being black at the University of Richmond: the whole truth." The University of Richmond Collegian XCVI, no. 10, (February 25, 2010): 10. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL20100225.2.34&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-.

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

2010-02-25

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Bailey, J. Isaiah, “Poem "Being black at the University of Richmond: the whole truth",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2944.