Year: 2019

Portland commissioner: ‘White male privilege’ enables City Hall disrupters

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty after being sworn in to the Portland City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said “white male privilege” empowers a small band of men who regularly disrupt City Council meetings and drive visitors away….

Portland real estate offices vandalized with graffiti threats

(Credit: iStock) When employees at two Portland brokerages returned from the holidays on Wednesday, they found their offices’ windows, walls and doors covered in graffiti. The threatening language included “die” and “get out,” as well as the misspelled “gentyfiers”, according to local news reports. News footage also showed the word…