Whiteness History Month Coming to Portland College

For years, people have sarcastically asked why America doesn’t have a “White History Month,” a question that invariably draws out an answer so oft-repeated that you know it without seeing it again. But whether or not that’s a useful or appropriate suggestion, it appears that Portland Community College in Oregon is going to make it happen. The college has designated April as “Whiteness History Month,” and students are excited about the chance to finally explore in detail the many contributions white Americans have made to this great nation of ours.

Yeah, as you might have guessed, that’s not what it’s about.

No, the PCC initiative is a project meant to break down “the master narrative of race and racism through an exploration of the social construction of whiteness.” In other words, the college didn’t feel that students were being properly brainwashed enough through their usual courses. They felt the need to dedicate an entire month to making white people feel guilty for existing. Apparently, PCC wants to make sure they don’t finish out the year without some of those ridiculous protests that got so much attention elsewhere in the country. Maybe national controversies attract donations.

Whiteness, the college’s WHM website says, is only partially related to skin color. In fact, it is about “an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits, and attitudes, which result in the unequal distribution of power and privilege based on skin color.” According to PCC, this ideology not only grants Americans with white skin material benefits, but those benefits “are accrued at the expense of people of color.”

Question 1: What parent would send their child to a school like this?

Question 2: Is this the kind of educational claptrap we’ll be funding when Obama/Bernie/Hillary makes community college free and universal?

Question 3: What does this kind of social engineering look like in twenty years?

The third question is the important one, because this is a freight train out of control. These stories seem ridiculous right now. But this kind of thought is already seeping into the mainstream. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen the presidential candidates address the concept of white privilege – and it wasn’t to make fun of it. They are taking these concepts seriously, and there doesn’t appear to be any rush to oppose the illegitimate sociology known as “critical race theory.”

So what happens? You get an entire generation of young people who will grow up hearing about “whiteness” and “privilege” and “systemic racism” from the time they are in kindergarten all the way until they themselves are in college. They won’t be able to step outside that paradigm and see it for the lie that it is. It will merely be accepted that when you are born white in this country, you get special advantages.

When that message is fully instilled and accepted, the future is obvious. Laws will be enacted and enforced that make affirmative action seem like a conservative dream. White people will be forced down a peg to make up for all of those murky, hidden benefits. Minorities will not just be given a helping hand; they will be intentionally pushed to the top of the food chain in order to correct all of that invisible oppression. Revenge will be theirs, and guilty whites will gladly let them have it.

 


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