“Whiteness & Feminism” was the title of the event, one of the many sessions that were part of Portland Community College’s “whiteness history month”. This particular event featured Portland State University instructors Roberta Hunte and Sally Eck.
The “whiteness” presentations are considered public events, take place in public college rooms, and are open to the public, often times joined by classes. In this instance, a “women’s studies” class taught by Kathy Casto was taking part in this event.
After introductions, Eck encourages participants to surround and block the cameraman, in an effort to intimidate him and get him to stop filming. The angry feminists go bonkers, blocking the view with papers and body fat. PCC “director of student life” Josh Peters McBride indicates that this is acceptable behavior by students.
After a minute or so, the cameraman leaves the room, and inquires with campus security as to the nature of what just happened. The Sgt. on duty, Terry Langly, confirms that such actions by students are, apparently, acceptable at PCC.
The cameraman returns with his camera on an extended monopod. One angry female (?) student decides to start filming him, while another storms out of the room, grabs a cardboard display board from the Autism awareness club, and uses it to block the camera, while standing on a rolling swivel chair.
Eventually the college admins are able to get the situation under control, after realizing they could be on shaky legal grounds if this persists.
Eck and Hunte had good reason for wanting the camera blocked. They obviously didn’t want their presentation to be seen by the sane world, as the entire event consisted of incomplete sentences filled with buzz words, catch phrases, and more utterances of “uhh”, “uhmm”, “and”, “so”, “right?” than you can you count. In fact, the entire session could have been condensed from 2 hours to 30 minutes if the “instructors” had the slightest idea of what they were talking about. Instead, it seemed like it was all just being made up as they went along. Let’s listen in!
They started off by trying to define “feminism”:
Listen to Hunte ramble on incoherently:
You’ve also got to challenge “colorblindness”, which used to be a concept pushed by the SJW’s back in the 80s and 90s, as a way of judging people by their character, skill, and achievements rather than by skin color. Apparently that is racist now, because it’s a way for white people to avoid having to hire people of color.
You are racist, even if you say you’re not, because racism is systemic and systematic, and you participate in that. You racist!
Also, you’re a white supremacist, by default, until you’re not.
According to the Portland State University website, Eck “is a fixed-term instructor in the Women’s Studies Department at Portland State University. Sally earned a B.S. in both Sociology and Women’s Studies, with an MS in Education. Currently her courses have included Girl power Capstone, Local Justice Capstone, Social Justice Education, Women’s Studies Inquiry, Gender and Education, and Spring Celebration. Sally has a personal commitment to issues surrounding Feminist Pedagogy, Oppression Theory, and feminist parenting.” She teaches such courses as “Feminism & Zines”, “Interruptions”, and “Gender & Education“.
Ironically, Hunte is an assistant professor, with a PhD in “Peace and Conflict Studies”. She teaches such courses as “Women of Color in the U.S.”, “Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality in the U.S.”, “Gender, Militarization, and Activism”, and “Global Feminisms”. Nice to see that “conflict resolution” sprung into action when she stood idly by while witnessing a conflict arise, thanks to her colleague.
PCC president Sylvia Kelley can be reached at 971 722 4365.