Hate groups -- Oregon -- Portland, White supremacy movements -- Oregon, Oregon -- Race relations, Oregon -- Ethnic relations, Oregon -- Social conditions -- 1980-, Racism -- Oregon, Hate crimes -- Oregon
The article examines the history of race relations in Oregon and Portland, as well as the growth of hate groups. It also discusses anti-gay and anti-abortion violence and rhetoric, and what opponents of hate groups did to stem the growth of extremism in Portland. The author argues that the institutional conditions that gave rise to extremism in the 1980s need to be addressed because we are still susceptible to homegrown hate.
Serbulo, Leanne, "Journey to tolerance : overcoming the politics of hate" (2009 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)
Originally appeared in the Winter 2009 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.