Portland Community College history professor James Harrison called for “whiteness” to be “abolished” during a talk he gave for the university’s ‘Whiteness History Month’ program. During his presentation, entitled ‘Imagine A World Without Whiteness’, Harrison argued that a world without conflict could only be achieved by eliminating “whiteness” from the “power structure”. Harrison failed to explain how white people are responsible for the “conflict” caused by African-Americans committing violent crimes at far higher ratios than whites. Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to FBI statistics from 2007. Harrison then goes on to claim that a “poor white person” is “privileged” because he isn’t followed around in stores and treated with suspicion. “White people, share a whole lot of things, even if they don’t interact, and one thing that they share is whiteness, or white privilege,” states Harrison.