New exhibit in Portland examines the impact of white supremacy | Local News

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — During Black History Month, residents of Portland can experience a new exhibit that examines the issue of white supremacy in the United States.

Don’t Shoot Portland and the University of Oregon Center for Art Research opened “Feeling Documents: A Liberated Archives Experience” on Thursday.

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The installation is part of the “Habits of Denial” series and includes images of leaders who Don’t Shoot Portland says helped promote white supremacy in the United States. They also have documents and articles about the KKK.

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“We think it’s important with the discussions around the CRT [Critical Race Theory] and why it’s not important to share black history or literature or black culture. That it’s important to put these kinds of elements in plain sight, so they can see why it’s important for all of us to understand how to think critically about race,” said Teressa Raiford of Don’ t Shoot Portland.

The exhibit will be open Thursday through Sunday, through March 27, at the HOLDING Contemporary at 916 Northwest Flanders Street.

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