's "The Unbearable Whiteness of Portland
," about the progressive mecca "near the top of any list of Stuff White People Like" with its "environmental restrictions on suburban development, trams, liberal social attitudes, bicycle trails, awareness, an upscale population, microbreweries, sterility, and so much more," and whose "'core city' is the whitest" in the country, comes to mind reading CounterPunch
er Linda Ueki Absher's piece about the "hipster Valhalla" — Keep Portland White!
Tired of being "constantly celebrated for being an official person of color" and people "insisting upon the opportunity to honor my person-of-colorness," she says that the "practice of honoring of my culture or any culture involving people of different pigmentations is starting to wear me down."
Labels: America the Beautiful, Race Matters, The Pacific Northwest