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Whiteness History

Welcome to the Portland Community College site for the 2016 Whiteness History Month. 

The ProjectWhiteness 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. 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 History Month, unlike heritage months, is not a celebratory endeavor, it is an effort to change our campus climate.

Articles & News

Academic Papers


Critical Race Theory



Visual & Audio Media

Social Media

Nell Irvin Painter

john a. powell, "A History of Race and Power"

john a. powell, Director of UC Berkeley's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, speaking on Pacifica Radio about the history of race and power in the United States.