Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Minorities feel left out on campus"

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Article "Minorities feel left out on campus"

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Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian or biracial. From the black community on campus, “approximately 40%... receive the University’s CIGNA Scholarship." Many student statements appear in the article that voice veiled frustration with the university’s lack of diversity, which is followed by an example in which a student transfers to a different institution. The lack of support from the university for minority students is glossed over by the university’s statement that "...students express negative feelings their first year because of the tremendous amount of growing they go through.” Although there are many obstacles in the way of students of color, organizations such as the Multicultural Student Union (MSU), International Student Union, Umoja Gospel Choir, Ngoma African Company and many other multicultural groups provide safe spaces for those in need.

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Wilson, Julee. "Minorities feel left out on campus." The University of Richmond Collegian 90, no. 13, (January 22, 2004): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL20040122.2.13&srpos=302&e=--------20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

2004-01-22

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English

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Collegian90.13.1-20040122.PNG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Wilson, Julee, “Article "Minorities feel left out on campus",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 15, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3054.