Oregon's Portland Community College to Mark ‘Whiteness History Month'

A community college in Oregon has set aside April for Whiteness History month — but not to celebrate what it's described as a social construct which leads to inequality, NBC News reported.

Portland Community College's Diversity Council, the group behind the event, calls it a "bold adventure" to examine "race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage."

"Whiteness refers to the construction of the white race, white culture, and the system of privileges and advantages afforded to white people," a definition on the school's event page reads.

Sixty-eight percent of the school's 90,000-strong student body is Caucasian, according to PCC's website.

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