Racial equity is the result of intentionally anti-racist policies that are supported by intentionally anti-racist ideas. The University of Richmond's pursuit of racial equity requires proactive institutional anti-racist inquiry and education at all levels upon which we must build a solid structure of anti-racist policies and practices. In addition, anti-racism must attend to the multi-dimensional nature of racism, including the specific and different ways racism has affected individual and group experience(s). A number of current initiatives exemplify the University's commitment to anti-racism as the means to racial equity.

Race and Racism Project

The University of Richmond Race and Racism Project is a joint undertaking between students and faculty to examine the history of race at the University. The project examines discussions of race in the archives of our school newspaper, The Collegian, and researchers conduct oral histories of alumni, faculty, and staff to record their experiences throughout the decades. The project’s collaborative framework, and student involvement, is unique as students receive academic instruction, technical expertise, and anti-racism training while building strong ties with one another and with faculty. Interested? Contact Dr. Ernest McGowen

Digital Scholarship Lab

From Mapping Inequality to Forced Migration, the University's Digital Scholarship Lab is developing innovative digital humanities projects that illuminate racial injustice across centuries.