Social Justice, Anti-Racism, Race
Ethan Johnson, Chair of Black Studies at Portland State University, discusses racism in Oregon, comparing experiences from California, Ecuador, and providing historical context.
As pushout, incarceration and homicide are forms of exclusion, we can say Portland continues to legally exclude Black people as citizens of the state. If you do not graduate high school, are incarcerated or murdered, the obstacles for you to participate as a citizen are at best curtailed and at worst eliminated.
Johnson, E. “Living and Working in a White Homeland,” in Black Agenda Report and Portland Observer, March 18, 2020.