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To Fight Racism, Oregon College Devotes an Entire Month to ‘Whiteness’-Shaming

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Portland, OR — The Cascade Campus Diversity Council at Portland Community College has just declared April to be one of the most unprecedented “educational projects” ever conceived — “Whiteness History Month.”

According to PCC, “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.”

In the opposite manner of “Black History Month,” Whiteness History Month will not be celebrating the contributions made throughout history by people with white skin, but rather shaming them.

“Whiteness History Month, unlike heritage months, is not a celebratory endeavor, it is an effort to change our campus climate,” the College points out on its website.

Peter Fricke, writing for Campus Reform, explains,

According to a sub-page defining the term (adapted from a definition developed by the University of Calgary), whiteness “does not simply refer to skin color[,] but [to] an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits, and attitudes, which result in the unequal distribution of power and privilege based on skin color.”

Not only does the concept of whiteness allow those who are “socially deemed white” to accrue benefits, the page asserts, but those benefits “are accrued at the expense of people of color, namely in how people of color are systemically and prejudicially denied equal access to those material benefits.”

The ideology of whiteness, it continues, dates back to “at least the seventeenth century, [when] ‘white’ appeared as a legal term and social designator determining social and political rights,” a concept that eventually grew to include “thousands” of “special privileges and protections” for white citizens.

While there is no question that racism is alive and well in the United States today, attempting to solve the problem by creating a climate of ‘race shaming’ is like trying to put out a fire by throwing matches into it.

It is a statistical fact that black people are incarcerated at a higher rate, face heavier consequences for the same charges as their white counterparts, and are killed by police at a higher rate than whites.

As Ron Paul pointed out in the 2012 presidential debate,

“True racism in this country is in the judicial system. The percentage of people who use drugs are about the same with blacks and whites. And yet the blacks are arrested way disproportionately. They’re prosecuted and imprisoned way disproportionately, they get the death penalty way disproportionately. How many times have you seen a white rich person get the electric chair or get, you know, execution? If we truly want to be concerned about racism, you ought to look at a few of those issues and look at the drug laws, which are being so unfairly enforced.”

However, shaming your neighbor who has nothing to do with these things, simply because their skin color is white, will solve nothing. It will only serve to fuel the flames of the bigot class by stoking the divide even further.

Instead of teaching students to strive for greatness, no matter what, this “project” teaches them to be victims. Instead of focusing on the issue of the state’s role in perpetuating the racist ideology of a few people in positions of power, PCC is attempting to lay blame to an entire group of people — because of the varying levels of melatonin in their skin.

Racism is an immense part of the problem, but it is important that we point out that it is only part of the problem. The other part of this problem is the color blue, and the violent unaccountable leviathan that it represents in America today.

A racist idiot without a badge and uniform is simply a racist idiot, add the power of the state and that racist idiot lays waste to civil rights, initiates violence, and extorts the populace; and it’s called ‘justice.’

While the intentions of those behind “Whiteness History Month” are likely noble, they would do well to remember the famous words spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Until we stop dwelling on the superficial qualities of our fellow humans, racism isn’t going anywhere — regardless of misdirected campaigns of shame.

h/t Campus Reform


Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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  • Fighting hate with hate? Good call there…

  • This is just stupid. …

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  • Black pride =ok
    Gay pride =ok
    Woman pride =ok
    Black gay woman pride =ok
    White pride= bad
    Man pride= bad
    Straight pride= bad
    White straight man pride= lawsuit

  • have they lost their damn minds?

  • ALL KINDS OF GOVERNMEENT OPERATIONS IN OREGON HUH!!

  • ALL SCHOOLS ARE CONTROLED BY FED GOVERNMENT.

  • And people wonder why race relations are shit

  • There are many white achievements worth celebrating without being hostile to any other race creed or culture!

  • This is the typical agenda these days. White people have all these privileges and benefits, but I’m white and I don’t see any advantages. In fact, it’s the opposite. White people seem to be at a disadvantage finding work with ‘equal opportunity workplaces’ because it’s no longer solely based on qualifications and experience at that point – which is colorblind in the first place. It’s a big sham.

    • Really?? In the temp world, especially in the south, employers use coded language yo discriminate against women, Latinos and black people. All they want is white men

    • I can only speak from my personal experience. I’ve not searched for employment in ‘the south’.

    • In the south they do it big

    • I’ve actually been told by an employer that I was exaclty what they were looking for except I wasn’t an attractive black female… I was pissed, but glad I didn’t have to work for an employer like that.

    • ^ive heard that before Zachary Harris. Unfortunately affirmative action is a bandaid aolution to a much much bigger problem. Affirmative action although a temporary solution does cause further segregation.

    • The ultimate problem lies deeper. We as a society have suppressed others because of skin colour, gender and sexual orientation for a very long time. Giving them limited ability to support themselves by education and work experience. What we really need is social services to lift people up. Get them to a place where they can support themselves and or their family.

    • As an employer in the south, I’m calling bullshit.

      Do you know how fucking hard it is to find quality help? I don’t give a fuck of their lime green. If they do a good job, they get a job.

      Economics trump openion every time.

    • They’re*

    • As a vineyard owner it seems like the majority of employees you have on the payroll are labor workers, which is composed usually of mostly X race/background, secondarily Y race/background and Z race/background in minor. This is very general, but if you take a step back you will see the picture. It also depends what region you are in. South-east will have mostly one type of majority labor worker, while the south-west will have another. Same thing with north-west and north-east, and everywhere in between. Region determines a lot, but I am in the north-west, where as far as labor work goes, it’s mostly Mexican and Mexican-American. I happen to work as a laborer (production lines) and I am white, but the majority of people in my plant are of Mexican or African decent.

    • Lynn Otto good im moving there then

    • It isn’t just jobs. Colleges as well are not based solely on grades. Certain amounts of students must be of different races etc. So working harder than the next person does not mean you’ll get to the same place. I also live in the north. Here, commercials will literally say: “all may apply but those of color and women are especially encouraged to apply”. They will not hire another white man. It is pointless for them to apply. White women shouldn’t really bother either. It’s common.

    • I live in SC, transplant from NYC. I’ve seen both sides, north & south and i don’t see any difference in job opportunity for specific races/lifestyles. I know black men & women, gay men, lesbians and hispanics that have decent jobs. So, that stereotype isn’t true. I know it happens, but i think its pretty even anywhere you go.

    • Zachary Harris we employ approximately 160 people under 3 enterprises and 7 businesses. The vineyard is a pet project.

    • James Huffman, that is interesting. What kind of businesses are they? I’d like to mention that I am looking for work, haha…

    • Oh please! When was the last time you walked onto a college campus or office building and saw only black and brown faces? God forbid you have to share jobs and college admissions. African Americans make up 13% of the population, how could they be committing all these crimes, collect welfare and still find the time to take your jobs and spots in universities? Scapegoat much!

    • Wow, way to miss the point, Kim. Don’t let your insatiable lust for being offended outshine your obviously robust intellect, you silly cunt.

  • BANKING CARTELS ARE THE NUMBER ONE FUNDER OF THE SCHOOLS

  • Wtf id rather do what we should of done at the begining preach were all equal as people and then give us the room to work it all out. I love people of all walks of life except the pedaphiles of this earth. Keep in mind alot of those whites stand with the minorites causes of today were equaly tired of this bs system making some lifes better but the majority worse.

  • Idiots

  • Funny how Oregon is one of the most Caucasian states in the union also. Great white guilt is alive and strong there

  • No, no, blacks can’t be racist and whites cannot be victims of racism. Because, you see, racism is INSTITUTIONAL and SYSTEMIC. Unless you’re calling a white person a racist, that’s okay.

    • Morons, there is no race. We are the human race. What you are whining about is breed.

    • David, turn on your sarcasm detector.

    • Whites are supremacist, colored are pacifists—-it doesn’t make the White race wrong-it just proves all the colored are weak and easily led by white politicians.

  • Social Engineering – worth looking up if you don’t know what it is..

  • It is not clear to me that this class is teaching racism and there really isn’t enough information given about the class to determine that – just one person’s opinion. Am I supposed to agree based on one person’s opinion? I didn’t think so.

  • the world is truely fucked.. we are being led to the end of humanity by opinionated social justice warriors who are permanently offended by everything of every every everybodys behalf

  • We already have 11 White History Months–guess which month is left–the shortest.

  • If I’m going to lose my white privilege, I want reparations.

  • This will only drill that divide more. No good can come from this stupidity!

  • It was White Europeans who sacrificed life and limb for their Black African brothers to free them from slavery and ignorance.

    • And, I’m pretty sure it was the Spanish who propagated slavery. Not poor as Irish people

    • We may be materially different, but spiritually we face the same battles.

  • PROMOTING RACISM AGAINST WHITES 😉

  • The fact that we have cosmetic and fundamental differences, the mind identifies these differences immediately. To the untrained mind these differences are magnified and manifests a definitive difference baded on appearance This acknowledgement of the concious and sub concious mind is inherent in every human being. The control of the mind to absorb the difference rather than reject it is your choice. We are not individual thinkers, we think collectively. This thinking exacerbates the situation. Its called racism. The world’s people are collective thinkers. Very few are individual thinkers. Racism is an uncontrolled gene that is ignited and runs wild. Or can be ignited and we control it to spark and not let burn into huge flames. We are all racists. Some of have mastered the art of controlling it so that we break the barriers our environment created around us. Now curse me to pieces and call me an idiot.

  • Human race , the races that make up the human race , are different as day and night.

  • an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  • You can blame critical theory from the Frankfurt school for this…

  • One does not address racism or discrimination by changing the perps and victims. Affirmative action doesn’t work

  • What? This is higher learning now? I don’t mean to be rude but screw that administration and fire all responsible. Is the only answer.

  • I agree that there isn’t such thing as reverse racism, but shaming someone for what they were born as isn’t very productive or fair.

    • That’s because “reverse racism” is still just good ol fashion racism.

      “My group is superior to your group, for unfounded reasons. As a result, we will take action against the other group” is racism, regardless of the groups.

    • No as stated earlier in this thread. Racism against whites cannot exist as racism is a system designed to keep a certain group down and separated. Hatred towards a person for the way they look is called prejudice.

    • “rac·ism
      ˈrāˌsizəm/
      noun
      the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
      prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
      “a program to combat racism”
      synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism

      I don’t see anything to do with a system more just random hate because your different

    • Thank you Tyler Erickson I was about to do that 😀 I never got the memo that the definition of racism had been changed

    • Justin Cortez that video was terrible. She gave us no sources or links to the statistics she was spouting out and the HuffingtonPost really.. they’re almost as hypocritical as feminists defending refugees that rape women.

    • So…..now things that are PROVEN are now considered opinions? Huh? So I guess it’s just my OPINION that the sky is blue. It must just be my OPINION that the Earth is round. There were NO sources, and Huffington Post IS hypocritical, as you have so clearly shown with that article.

    • No those are facts you just listed, and his last post is his/your opinion.

    • There is no such thing as reverse racism. Only brain dead idiots use that term. Racism is racism, period.

  • If everyone thought eye for an eye then we would all be walking around blind. Better to see through the eyes of someone then darken their world.

  • Wow… I wish I lived there… so when some uneducated fucktard starts shaming me because I’m white… so I can scalp him because I still have Native blood flowing through these veins… Racism teaches Racism… …

  • So where are these benefits I’ve accumulated? My son and I live in a 26ft trailer on food stamps because I was crippled by a city truck and they refused to pay me a penny citing sovereign immunity. The newspapers and television refused to publicize the story even though the city is paying for a million dollar insurance policy that the law says they never have to pay out on. A clear case of insurance fraud. The truck was also deemed illegal and unsafe for highway use but I could not even get a day in court. The colour of my skin made NO DIFFERENCE anyone who endangers their graft or threatens their corrupt system will be ground up and spit out.

    • spit ON & spit out…sorry to hear this sir..get better.

  • Such a stupid idea…

  • Pure unadulterated racism. Where is your outrage here, leftists?
    or is racism just fine so long as it’s directed toward white people.
    We already know your hypocritical answer to that.

  • I love a good old bit of reverse psychology! I think this will work a treat!

  • ya like single out a entire race is not racism right?????

  • Isn’t THIS racism?

    • No because racism is power+prejudice and this is a display of prejudice by people in a position of pow…

      Oh.

  • PCC looks like the best option if you’re looking to get a college degree while doing no research related to your major. It’s clear that this college doesn’t care about facts, just say whatever you want and they’ll call it true.

  • After reading through the whiteness history month page, I can see that this is only going to cause more problems than solve.

  • Dumb

  • the month you skip school

  • Yeah remember when they stole Oregon from the natives?

  • Still never gave Oregon back to it’s rightful owner…

  • Yeah, overcome racism by being racist to a different race.
    FUCKING DUMBASS!!!

  • this is just more of the same race division, we need to unite together white black yellow brown gay trans who gives a flying fuck!!!! our world is run by psychopaths!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’m Irish….where’s my “here’s your free shit because of the horrible ways your people were treated” basket?

  • If we were all born blind, we would all look the same

  • Call an Albanian an Arab and see what happens. So tell me again how my skin tone determines my race.

  • White people the only people you can legally be racist against

  • All colors are victims of racism, all.

  • That makes as much sense as a rock!!! That the idiots we got teaching our kids, today!!!!!!!!!

  • so attack another race to promote the feeling of how it hurts, but what if your hurting someone that isn’t racist? wouldn’t that be a double negative?
    or what if they are Half White/Black?

    I really feel all this is doing is helping spread more hatred.

  • the only way racisim ends is when people wake up to the fact that we are all the same Gnome being White or any different colour is not going to protect you from a pandemic our differences as they are , are cultural or religious geneticly we are the same

  • WTF is wrong with this country.

  • Derp…

  • Yuck

  • Is today MLKs birthday or April 1st?

  • ..yeah, like that’s gonna solve the racism issue. hatred only begets hatred..

  • You gotta be fuckin kidding me…

  • I love being white.. All these privileges are cool and I can do anything I want. And AND you can see my tattoos.and I don’t have to spend all my time and energy playing the victim.

  • Shame on me

  • As it should be white privilege brought to the fore front.

  • I wish I had an option other than white to put on a college or job application. (I.e. English-American, Irish-American, Scottish-American). I no more identify with the term white than someone who is considered black. At this point we are a mash-up of many races. What is an albino African American or a light skinned Hispanic supposed to identify themselves as, certainly not white. However, educational Institutions, government, and corporations have ingrained these classifications in our society. I don’t fit any category, but white on applications. Now this term is seen as an imperialistic and oppressive word. Well what am I then? Being PC only goes in one direction and I agree that the term white is the opposite of every other race which is the most nondescript classification possible. Certain “white” people do deserve our respect and a history month named after them. Not a month teaching how whiteness is oppressive and imperialistic. Where is my support group? Don’t want to be called black? Don’t call me white. Shame on PCC and there attempt to gain attention off of dividing people even further.

  • days ago, the alternative Internet was promoting awareness of divisive psyops. Now… promoting divisive psyops. The 1% would wholeheartedly applaud if they even had to give a shit.

  • I have no words!
    But I have pride!

  • Historically, WHITES have been more detrimental to the other races than the other way around. FACT.

  • Who do they think they are? Sue them or leave that stupid college that doesn’t have any right to make people feel the way they want. There is no one there with the right to try and shame someone for a month. Stupid, people. Be proud of who you are,and you are not responsible for other colors. That goes for the Blacks, yellow, or brown. God made you who you are. Never be ashamed.

    • Next time you might want to read the article before commenting…

    • Kale McCullough, so your plan today is to go down the line and tell everyone to read the article huh?

    • Kale McCullough I read it. YOU do not shame anyone. YOU do not have that right. It isn’t even a way I would raise my kids. it’s horrible.

    • My kid, Grandkids, none are to be shamed.

  • heres my idea stop separating ourselves stop calling it the black community and stop calling them minorities call them people exmple : a cop killed and innocent person

  • White power

  • Anyone who buys in to this ridiculous PC IDIOCY should be shot in the head, then cremated.
    Make the world a better place

  • Jordan Chapman

  • Fuckers, trying to re-name CONSERVATIVE “white” for the intentional purpose of being divisive.

  • that’s a good idea for racists but they aint all white either….the only people not protected by racial laws in Australia are the whites.i realise history is not good but most of us have evolved !!

  • Hmm. There are many countries with white slaves, and even slaves of every color still in this country. Child slaves, the sex trade industry. “White” does not mean that they are just peachy in America or anywhere else. We are also impoverished, and this is prejudice all the same. Setting race against race and socio-economic class against another–it is sad. And I agree, when this hatred is aimed at a “white” person who isn’t racist and has never acted as such, that is No better. And teaching that person nothing that will change behavior in a positive way. The generation at that college did not enslave anyone. They did not invade America and murder Native Americans. They did not rally against civil rights. In fact, most almost definitely have practiced no racism at all. And are appalled by it as most of that generation is. And for any who are genuinely racist–does anyone honestly see this as changing that? Or only making them hate even more? Become violent. Openly degrading someone of other races would not be tolerated in college especially. It should remain that way, not change for “whites”. ((Whites are NOT all the same race, hence the quotes))

  • And then they wonder why people become radicalized???………

  • Its just another excuse for legalized bullying,…

  • …This is…”Free Thought”…?

  • So its only whites who are racist….what kind of bullshit is that

  • Violence breeds violence!…racism breeds racism!

  • Absolutely the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard.. An i hope the college students sue an i mean the white students bring lawsuit after lawsuit..

  • What kind of sick, retarded, people devote an entire month to a specific race? That’s just completely and totally racist.

    In other news February is coming up..

  • Not many people read beyond the HIGHLY misleading title I see. After reading the article I discovered the reasoning behind the term “whiteness” being used by the school. They are, for the month of April, exploring the ideology and history behind the development of “White Privilege”. This is not about “shaming” as the title so freely abuses. This is about recognizing how we got to this point; and I see from the comments in the article and in this post that such a discussion is much needed.

  • Shame on the College !

  • The world is trying to over compensate for things that happened in the past. White people were cunts but its not right to hand power over to other races etc. We should be equals

  • It’s easy to attack young college students who lack the understanding and experience to combat their accusations… Try coming after someone like me and see how long you last. Shame on the administration and teachers for tolerating this belligerence.

  • WTF?

  • I won’t be “shamed” for something I had nothing to do with…..learn from the past but make your own damn future as an individual, not a race.

  • There is no logic in this place.

  • Talk about some bullshit nowwhos racist?

  • Lets fight racism by being more racist 🙂

  • shaming whites? have you ever walked into the ghetto!?!

  • Can’t be racism if the targets are White.

  • These people have degrees to teach others. Wow. This is what happens when you hire professors who read right out of the book.

  • They wont say a word about what the Irish went through.

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