Guest post by Michael Strickland
Day 1 of “whiteness history month” is in the books at Portland Community College. Before the first workshop, the Dean Of Student Instruction, Craig Kolins, tried to explain what the month long series was about, but could not name a single instance where a student was a victim of bias, despite repeated chances to elaborate.
One of the presenters, Rut Martinez-Alicea, would go on to defend black rapists when someone brings up internet comments about black men raping white women. They completely ignore the rape aspect, and focus solely on the fact that people are criticizing black males and explain that it’s somehow a privilege that people are talking about white women as victims.
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