PREVIEW Get Started - Whiteness History - Research Guides at Portland Community College. Welcome to the Portland Community College site for the 2016 Whiteness History Month.
The Project: 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. 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 Books Critical Race Theory Films Reports. 8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color. Are you paying attention to how the media gives you information?
Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who had spoken out against police violence, died in police custody on July 13 after a routine traffic stop. Local authorities ruled her death a suicide. 11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race. What #BlackLivesMatter Is Actually Asking For – And Why It Benefits You, Too. Homan Square: an interactive portrait of detainees at Chicago's police facility. Jose Detained at Homan Square on 20 March 2013 Jose, a 30-year-old Chicagoan whose last name the Guardian agreed not to print, was detained at Homan Square in 2013.
Court and police documents show that police executed a search warrant on Jose’s house, based on the word of an anonymous informant, for marijuana. The warrant did not name Jose and described a taller man. Jose was not home when police executed the warrant, but his wife and young daughter were. Prison Labor in America: How Is It Legal? Crops stretch to the horizon.
Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the workers. To the untrained eye, the scenes in Angola for Life: Rehabilitation and Reform Inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary, an Atlantic documentary filmed on an old Southern slave-plantation-turned-prison, could have been shot 150 years ago. The imagery haunts, and the stench of slavery and racial oppression lingers through the 13 minutes of footage. The film tells two overlapping stories: One is of accomplishment against incredible odds, of a man who stepped into the most violent maximum-security prison in the nation and gave the men there—discarded and damned—what society didn’t: hope, education, and a moral compass.
UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time. The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history.
The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, is scheduled to begin on Monday. Many of the country's estimated 2.7 million Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas which are plagued with unemployment, alcoholism, high suicide rates, incest and other social problems. The UN mission is potentially contentious, with some US conservatives likely to object to international interference in domestic matters. Since being appointed as rapporteur in 2008, Anaya has focused on natives of Central and South America. A UN statement said: "This will be the first mission to the US by an independent expert designated by the UN human rights council to report on the rights of the indigenous peoples.
" The US signed up in 2010 to the declaration, which establishes minimum basic rights for indigenous people globally. Voter ID and driver's license office closures black-out Alabama's Black Belt. Black Kids Get Less Pain Medication Than White Kids in ER. Black children with acute appendicitis -- a clearly painful emergency -- are less likely than white children to get painkillers in the emergency room, researchers reported Monday.
And nearly as troubling, only about half of any of the kids got painkillers, even though they're strongly recommended in cases of appendicitis, the researchers found. "Black patients with moderate pain were less likely to receive any analgesia, and black patients with severe pain were less likely to be treated with opioids," Dr. Monika Goyal of the Children's National Health System in Washington and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics.
Racism linked to mortality for both blacks and whites in U.S. In U.S. communities with high levels of racial prejudice, both blacks and whites may have worse survival odds than people who live in more tolerant places, a study suggests.
Researchers examined U.S. survey data on racial attitudes from 1993 to 2002 and linked the responses to death records through 2008, to explore the impact of prejudice on mortality. Altogether they had data from almost 11,000 people living in 100 communities nationwide. “Racial prejudice compromises health for the community as a whole.” – Yeonjin Lee, Penn sociology researcher and lead study author Living in a community with higher levels of anti-black prejudice increased residents’ overall odds of death by 24 percent when mortality risk was assessed independent of individual and neighborhood socioeconomic factors and individually held racial attitudes, the study found.
The Racism of Mass Incarceration, Visualized: an Interview With Bruce Western. It's not my job to absolve white friends of racism, but it can seem that way. It starts like this: in a conversation, in an email, in a private Facebook message or tagged in a Facebook thread, a white friend or acquaintance lays out a scenario for me, seeking a supposedly neutral party’s opinion.
The person explains what they innocently said, who responded, how his or her intent was misinterpreted and then waits for me to tell it how I see it. I’m good at explaining things in a way that’s not too aggressive, they say; I’m thoughtful; I don’t jump to conclusions or take things the wrong way; I’m “articulate.” What these friends always want is my public absolution, as a black person on behalf of all black people: they want to be told they aren’t really racist. It’s a power they must think is only accorded people like me – the power of approval, the ability to somehow forgive them for sins past and present. Most white people don’t have any black friends. Immigrants' Rights Activist Angy Rivera Talks Documentary, 'No Le Digas a Nadie' Unequal Opportunity Race. A Hard Look at How We See Race. A Hard Look at How We See Race Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice.
Law enforcement officers across the country are taking note. With 'Stereotypes,' A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways. Black Violin's new album is called Stereotypes.
Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption itoggle caption Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist Black Violin's new album is called Stereotypes. Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist. The Racism of Mass Incarceration, Visualized: an Interview With Bruce Western. The Show About Race: the podcast that gets real in not-so-post-racial America. There’s an ongoing national conversation about race and each week you can tune in and take part in that conversation thanks to the aptly-named podcast, Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race or The Show About Race, for short.
Hosted by authors Raquel Cepeda (Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina), Baratunde Thurston (How to Be Black), and Tanner Colby (Some of My Best Friends Are Black), the show is a comfortable venue for what can be uncomfortable conversations about life in what the show calls “pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America”.
5 facts exposing the media's lies about police shootings. Despite what the media would have you believe, 2015 is actually the safest year for police officers in 20 years. Meanwhile, police killings of citizens are at a 40-year high. While citizens and social justice groups seeking to curtail the trend of growing police brutality and state-sanctioned murder, police supporters around the country are seeking to debunk these reports with a combination of marketing, cherry-picked statistics, and misplaced nationalism formerly reserved for members of the military.
The following five graphics combined show how serious the problem of growing police violence has become, and explain the false-narrative that has been constructed to convince America to ignore the problem: 1. 200 fewer police died on the job under Barack Obama than under Ronald Reagan. How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks.
Rose, who can neither read nor write, was supposed to be set up for life after she won a lead lawsuit against her former landlord and was awarded a large settlement. She’s seen here in Baltimore. The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy. 347I01E.pdf. Mapping Segregation. Mapping Segregation.