Police Declare Portland Protests A Riot But This Definition Could Be Rooted In Racism

Aug 28, 2020


Oregon began as a white only state. While it banned slavery at its founding, the state adopted strict Black exclusionary laws which had been in place in the territory for decades. The law banned Black people from living in the state or owning property.

That’s it. That’s the entire concept behind this article’s claim that riot definition is rooted in racism.

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