Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Loudmouths, Directories Under Attack"

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Letter to the Editor "Loudmouths, Directories Under Attack"

Description

This letter to the editor discussed how racial slurs were used against Davidson College athletes during a basketball game at the University of Richmond. The student author of this piece, Ed Pruden, expressed disappointment in his fellow classmates that yelled "nigger" and "spook" at the black athletes on the opposing team. He went onto explain that students could not complain about their administration if they themselves are still plagued by racism. He ended his commentary by expressing embarrassment in his peers who yelled the slurs and called upon the student body to acknowledge that someday the University of Richmond would have black athletes as well.

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Pruden, Ed. "Collegian Forum: Loudmouths, Directories Under Attack." The University of Richmond Collegian LII, no. 13, (December 19, 1969): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19691219.2.10&srpos=4&e=--1969---1971-196-en-20--1--txt-txIN

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1969-12-19

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Pruden, Ed, “Letter to the Editor "Loudmouths, Directories Under Attack",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 9, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/371.