Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'"

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Opinion "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'"

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Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney. As a black student on campus, Whitney wrote pieces talking about his negative experiences living at the University of Richmond, with writings that gradually become bolder. Crooks claims that Whitney believes in philosophy equal to that of Hitler, Hegel, and Karl Marx. He is livid that the white population is viewed as “oppressive racist hatemongers,” and continues his tirade on Whitney. The article concludes with a defensive argument of the Greek system and how individuals outside of the organization cannot criticize it. Crooks believes that these criticisms come from “resentful prejudices of a jealous social outcast."

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Crooks, John. "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'." The University of Richmond Collegian 76, no. 5, (October 5, 1989): 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19891005.2.28&e=--------20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1989-10-05

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English

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Collegian76.5.8-19891005.PNG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Crooks, John, “Opinion "Student takes exception to Whitney's 'literature'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3043.