Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Ruling Divides Opinion: A Self-Inflicted Wound"

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Letter to the Editor "Ruling Divides Opinion: A Self-Inflicted Wound"

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This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Zincone asserted that, as a private institution, the university had the prerogative to discriminate—though he did not believe this to be the reason for denying the black guest. Zincone believed that the Dean of Westhampton College denying Wong’s request to invite a black guest was reasonable because it was unclear how the Richmond student body would accept the visitor. Zincone also argued that Wong was reprimanded for knowingly disobeying school policy and being disrespectful to the Dean, not solely for inviting a black guest to campus.

Source

Zincone, L.H., Jr. "A Self-Inflicted Wound." The Richmond Collegian L, no. 23 (March 29, 1963): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19630329.2.13&e=------196-en-20--21---txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1936-03-29

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Zincone, L.H., Jr., “Letter to the Editor "Ruling Divides Opinion: A Self-Inflicted Wound",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/411.