Portland, you are racist

Portland is a racist city and white liberals need to acknowledge its history. Despite public perception of the city as über-liberal and accepting, these conceptions do little to protect people…

Mulugeta Seraw remembered

The Urban League of Portland held a conference on Nov. 13 at University Place Conference Center to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Portland resident and Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta…

Unconscious bias motivates racism

Even when you think you hold no discrimination, unconscious bias still exists. Personal backgrounds, privileges, experiences and history dictate actions, motives and decisions, whether implicit or explicit, conscious or unconscious….

No justice without racial justice

Portland State alumna Walidah Imarisha spoke at “Living the Legacy: Afrofuturism and Possibilities for Oregon” Monday, Jan. 22. PSU’s Global Diversity and Inclusion department hosted the event as part of an annual Dr….

Taking a knee is patriotic as f*ck

Over the course of the last year, the controversy over Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem before football games has had many responses. Some people are appalled,…