Whites who gentrified Oakland are calling the police on innocent Black residents

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East Oakland is one of the last locations in the Bay Area with reasonable prices for housing. The area, which is historically Black, is being gentrified by White residents. But like most cases of gentrification, the new White residents are viewing the existing Black residents as menaces to the neighborhood.

According to reports by East Bay Express, Whites are calling the police on innocent Blacks in Oakland at an alarming rate. Taking data from the website Nextdoor.com, Whites have called the police on Blacks for walking down the street, knocking on a door, and not picking up dog poop. The White residents have also called the police on Black salesmen and postal workers who were delivering items. White residents have also hired private officers to patrol the neighborhood.

Members of the Oakland Police Department have even shared that they are being forced to…

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One thought on “Whites who gentrified Oakland are calling the police on innocent Black residents

  1. As a native of Oakland, I am deeply concerned about gentrification here. It alarms me how a transplant can come to a city and feel that they are entitled or privileged to complain about who and what has been going on in Oakland for years. Oaklanders will not allow gentrifiers to come in and change the heritage and culture of WHAT IS OAKLAND!

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