UR Police investigate racist incidents on Richmond campus

Posted at 7:29 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 19:29:59-05

RICHMOND, Va. — The University of Richmond has responded to racist incidents reported by students on campus.

“The incidents of racism on our campus these past few days are hateful and harmful,” UR President Dr. Ronald Crutcher wrote in a letter to the college community. “I was deeply moved and proud of our students, who were so effective at [Saturday night’s] basketball game, silently protesting and standing together to say that racism of any type has no place at our University.”

Among the reported racists incidents, racial slurs written on students’ name tags that hang outside their dorm rooms. The slurs references one student’s race, one student’s nationality, and a third student’s ethnicity.

Gabrielle “Gabbie” Armon-Wickers, a freshman and the 2023 Westhampton College class president, said she was the first victim and discovered the word targeting her race, she is African-American, when coming back from taking a shower on Friday morning.