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Liberal, quirky Portland has racist baggage

A Ku Klux Klan rally in Oregon (estimated 1920s)
Courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society
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A Ku Klux Klan rally in Oregon (estimated 1920s)

Bill Radke talks with Alana Semuels about an article she wrote for The Atlantic about Portland, Oregon's history of racism. We all know the PDX has a reputation as a liberal, quirky city. Despite this stereotype, Portland today is the whitest city in America, partially as a result of deliberately racist policies in Oregon and Portland itself, some of which date back to the mid 19th century.

 

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