The Bridge Wins Prize for Whiteness History Month Coverage

By Bridge Staff|May 1, 2017

The Bridge won Third Place for “Best Series” at the Collegiate Day meeting of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association conference on Friday April 28. The award recognized the paper’s coverage (through over twenty different articles) of Whiteness History Month, a

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Whiteness History Month has Continuing Influence

By Bridge Staff|October 23, 2016

The Oct 23 issue of The Oregonian had a story on how several local institutions have put on programs inspired, at least in part, by PCC’s “Whiteness History Month” program from last April.  Read more at “What Whiteness Means” by Casey

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Response to the Whiteness History Month Letter

By Bridge Staff|September 25, 2016

In this issue of The Bridge is a letter from Jessica Johnson and 16 other employees of Portland Community College. The letter, written in June, is critical of the newspaper’s coverage of last April’s “Whiteness History Month” (WHM). We are

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My Experience of Whiteness History Month

By Michael Trigoboff|May 4, 2016

At the conclusion of April’s “Whiteness History Month” The Bridge put out a call for submissions about people’s experiences at the events. We were surprised that, given the publicity surrounding the programs, the good level of attendance, and the plethora

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Whiteness History Month: Did you participate?

By Bridge Staff|April 25, 2016

Whiteness History Month is almost over, and The Bridge wants to know what you thought.  Did you attend any of the programs?  What did you think about it?  Why did you choose to attend an event or not?  Did you

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Whiteness History Month Controversy on YouTube

By Bridge Staff|April 21, 2016

Since the beginning of April, which marked the start of Whiteness History Month, PCC’s Whiteness History Month program has continued to cause a stir, and not just on campus. At first the controversy was largely focused on campus, with opinion

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KGW News Features “Whiteness History Month”

By Bridge Staff|April 5, 2016

April has marked the beginning of “Whiteness History Month,” a theme that has elicited strong opinions both on and off campus.  Local television station KGW ran a story about one of the first sessions offered, featuring brief snippets with Alicia

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Whiteness History Month Calendar of Events Posted Online

By Bridge Staff|March 27, 2016

A calendar of events has been posted for Whiteness History Month, and is now available to view at https://www.pcc.edu/about/diversity/cascade/whiteness-history-month/events.html. Events will be hosted on all four campuses along with off campus locations, and include lectures, film screenings, workshops and panel

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Why I Support Whiteness History Month by Kelli Fritsche

By Bridge Staff|March 20, 2016

I can understand why some people are confused by the name and context around Whiteness History Month. However, the fact that there has been such a negative uproar towards the event only reinforced my absolute support of the ideas and

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Jill Nicholson on “Why I Support Whiteness History Month”

By Bridge Staff|March 20, 2016

I support Whiteness History Month because this is 2016.  There is enough scientific data.  There are enough personal accounts.  Racism is a fact, not an unproven theory still up for debate.  We whites are the dominant group in the USA, and our laws, values

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Allison Gross: Why I support “Whiteness History Month”

By Bridge Staff|March 20, 2016

What strikes me most about recent articles and posts that rally against Whiteness History Month is the tone of the language being used. These people sound so angry. When I share these angry responses with friends, family, students and colleagues

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Whiteness History Month: Better PCC than CNN

By Kevin Moore|March 1, 2016

By Kevin Moore The backlash and controversy we have seen since PCC announced plans to host Whiteness History Month are no surprise to anyone engaged in public debates over racism and race issues. No one finds these topics easy. Everyone

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