Portland College Devotes a Whole Month to ‘WHITENESS-SHAMING’ Educational Project

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | January 18, 2016 9:24 am

A community college in Portland[1] is devoting an entire month to educating students on how racist it is to be white. White-shaming is the new trend in universities it would seem. They are calling this travesty, “Whiteness History Month” and are touting it as an educations project on how being white creates racial inequality. Please. What leftist tripe. These Marxists are trying to impose white guilt on college students and it’s repugnant. 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.” Let me translate… white, bad… everyone else, good.

White Shame[2]

From Campus Reform:

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[3]. “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.”)

According to these educational hacks, 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.” White guilt. In other words, whites have more and we think you should give it to us simply because we are not white. Did it ever occur to you nimrods that race has nothing to do with accomplishment? And that what someone has worked long and hard for is ‘theirs’ not ‘yours’? Through the event, PCC says it hopes to improve its campus climate and bolster student retention and success, while also helping students to graduate “with local, national, and global sensibilities regarding the learning tasks of Critical Race Theory.” I think I may puke. As far as student retention and success, they may find that things don’t go as they had envisioned. Those ‘privileged white racists’ that attend that school make up the majority of the student body. Go figure.

  1. A community college in Portland: http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7174
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/White-Shame.jpg
  3. PCC states on its website: http://www.pcc.edu/about/diversity/cascade/whiteness-history-month/

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