University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

Opinion "'No comment' sends message"

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Opinion "'No comment' sends message"

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In this 1991 Collegian opinion piece, author Katherine Clark writes in response to a "That's What You Think?" section where UR students appeared with blank spots, no pictures and excuses in ability to answer the question, "How would you feel about about a gay/lesbian/bisexual student organization on the UR campus?" The lack of response shows the sentiments towards the newly formed Lambda Coalition, a group that is a support network for gays and lesbians on campus. Clark says that the lack of response shows that people themselves feel to be unaffected by the issue, and their silence sends a message to gays and lesbians on campus that they are unwelcome. Clark writes that message of the "That's What You Think Section" is homophobic and shows the narrow-mindedness of certain UR students.

Source

Clark, Katherine. "'No comment' sends message." The University of Richmond Collegian 77, no. 16, (February 7, 1991): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19910207.2.10&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1991-02-07

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Clark, Katherine, “Opinion "'No comment' sends message",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed May 31, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3444.