Portland Community College to devote an entire month to 'whiteness'-shamingBeing white is now a pejorative... SO STOP IT!!
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."
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."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.")
Also it's a microaggression or maybe a mega-aggression, and further it is offensive to be seen in public. Public places are Safe Places, and cannot stand the sight of your white skin, which you use to bludgeon my delicateness. I am a VICTIM of white which is actually pink. Or sometimes tan. But not tan enough. Or maybe too phony a tan. And non-black hair and eyes, Can't stand that either. THAT MUST STOP!!
It is racist NOT TO BE JUST LIKE ME!!