Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "Coats Not Necessary, Neither is Sloppiness"

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Opinion "Coats Not Necessary, Neither is Sloppiness"

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This opinion piece written by an author “R.C.” expresses disappointment toward the sloppiness of Richmond College students in their dining hall. He claims that the unkempt dress of Richmond students does not honor the prestige of the University, nor the fact that the University of Richmond is one of 33 American Colleges to house an ROTC unit. Instead of wearing jackets and ties similar to other university requirements, Richmond students wear clothes “that might probably force one to comment ‘shades of Tobacco Road’ or some other unflattering remark.” The phrase "Tobacco Road" refers to any impoverished rural area, particularly in the South.

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"Coats Not Necessary, Neither is Sloppiness". The Richmond Collegian XXXVII, no. 15, (January 12, 1951): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19510112.2.17&srpos=14&e=-------en-20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1951-01-12

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English

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RichmondCollegianXXXVII.15.2-19510112.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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R.C., “Opinion "Coats Not Necessary, Neither is Sloppiness",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 23, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3377.