Portland Community College to devote an entire month to ‘whiteness’-shaming

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

Portland Community College has designated April “Whiteness History Month” (WHM), an “educational project” exploring how the “construct of whiteness” creates racial inequality.

“‘Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change’ is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins, and heritage,” PCC states on its website. “Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.”

The WHM site makes clear that the project is not a “celebratory endeavor” like heritage months, but is rather “an effort to change our campus climate” by “[challenging] the master narrative of race and racism through an exploration of the social construction of whiteness.” (“Challenging the master narrative,” PCC explains, “is a strategy within higher education that promotes multicultural education and equity.”)

The initiative was conceived by a subcommittee of PCC’s Cascade Campus Diversity Council, which noticed that “evidence from hiring data, student-­led research, surveys, focus groups, college-wide emails, and other sources have illuminated the underlying reality of whiteness embedded in the overall college climate.” In response, the subcommittee decided that “intentional action” was necessary across the district’s four campuses to honor PCC’s strategic plan, which calls on the college to “create a nationally renowned culture for diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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3 Responses to “Portland Community College to devote an entire month to ‘whiteness’-shaming”

  1. my ancestors were peasants on 18/18/16 at 2:10 pm

    These cuckold little precious snowflakes need to put the pipe down and report back to the faculty lounge for a month long reading of Das Kapital.
    How will this help on a job interview when Joe or Jane Snowflake get their gender basket weaving race studies degree?

  2. Mike on 18/18/16 at 7:09 pm

    Where’s a good lawsuit team when you need one? And where’s the ACLU?

    Seriously, where are the parents and state legislators on this?

  3. Darwin Akbar on 18/18/16 at 10:34 pm

    Why don’t they instead just purge the school of everything connected with, written by or invented by white people? Tear down the buildings, rip out the lights and the plumbing, throw out the computers and burn 99% of the books! Fire the white teachers and administrators and give back all of whitey’s money! Then, the Students of Color and the Director of Diversity can sit on the floor of their mud hut and read “The Autobiography of Malcom X” by torchlight and complain about the Evils of Whiteness.