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College Sets April Aside to Trash White Americans

Jordan Candler · Jan. 18, 2016

When Black History Month was officially instituted in February 1976, President Gerald R. Ford remarked, “[W]e can seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Unfortunately, not only have progressives turned Black History Month into what black Tea Party activist Lloyd Marcus mockingly calls “Annual White America Sucks Month,” but at institutions like Portland Community College, whiteness-shaming has taken on a whole new level.

In April, PCC will observe “Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change,” or what its website calls “a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage.” The description makes clear, “Whiteness History Month Project, unlike heritage months, is not a celebratory endeavor, it is an effort to change our campus climate. The Project seeks to challenge the master narrative of race and racism through an exploration of the social construction of whiteness. Challenging the master narrative of traditional curriculum is a strategy within higher education that promotes multicultural education and equity.”

Black History Month was meant to raise people up, not tear them down. Portland Community College is another example example of how leftists have turned MLK’s dream into a nightmare — through “learning” institutions, no less.

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