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Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Thank you Tigray, as a native Oaklander I feel the same way.

Posted by C. Leonard on 12/28/2016 at 2:14 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

To Gene Keenan:

Thanks for sharing...

Mitch Kapor (Partner of Kapor Capital, Founder of Kapor Center) was a seed stage investor in Uber. In fact, Mitch then started Kapor Capital to help increase access/opportunities for communities of color through entrepreneurship. Heres a great medium post to learn more: Link:https://medium.com/@mitch_freada/dear-investors-so-you-want-to-take-diversity-seriously-part-1-777972b5450c#.2hryipq42

Diversity and inclusion is at the center focus of all of our entities. From a community perspective, our community engagement team has facilitated discussions with Uber and the community. To learn more, feel free to check out kaporcenter.org

Posted by tigraykahsai on 12/28/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Maybe you should lobby the company you work for to exercise their power differently: Kapor Center which was started by the principals of Kapor Capital; are major investors in tech (148 companies in total) including angel investors for Uber. The Uber HQ opening next year will bring even more rapid changes to Oakland. I personally don't see this stopping but you should at least recognize who you work for. I also didn't understand this sentence: "I miss greeting strangers as I walk by them in the neighborhood." Who is stopping you from greeting strangers as you walk by them?

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ka…

Posted by Gene Keenan on 12/28/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

yes Red Gilbert I miss the way Oakland was. i miss having places to go, places to gather, places to eat and drink that cater to my demographic. I miss my neighbors, I miss my community and the wealth of the community dismantled by the greedy landlords and the people who have taken our places in our communities. We don't want any more beer gardens, dog parks, and apartment complexes that were originally created to be affordable housing which is now only affordable to people who move here from somewhere else. We no longer feel welcome in our own city and its sad for us Natives who still live here. WE MISS ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE.

Posted by Reshawn Goods on 12/28/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

I have found as i travel other states and explore that the bay area is less for me even being an AA women in tech, community is disappearing its seems to me. Respect for others is lacking. Of places ive visited people and communities are welcoming affordable and they are for the people no matter race income and or gender the bay area is literally diverse but to practice diversity and incorporate it into communities and the professional world is a whole other story. Great article!

Posted by Amber Neal on 12/28/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Congratulations, Tigray, for a well-written and well-expressed article on important and urgent issues that screams for adequate attention by Oakland policymakers. There are current voices, like the community assembly of The Oakland Post Salon, Block by Block Organizing Network, and others, that attempt to formulate and pressure Oakland leaders to take action on topics such as those you raise. I hope you will join them.

Posted by James Vann on 12/28/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

So refreshing to read and hear the perspective of a young Oakland native who is seeing all the changes 1st hand.

Every new tech company MUST do their part to insure Oakland does not become another city that is used, abused and left a ghost town.

Posted by Yellow Ranger on 12/28/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Maybe you didn't read the whole article, or maybe you just have selective perception also known as privilege, Red Gilbert.

Posted by RKay on 12/28/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

So.... basically, you miss the way things used to be, and you resent these newcomers - who look different from you - for changing the demographics? You're dismayed that you can't maintain a certain ethnic majority you prefer?

Where have I heard all this before?

Posted by Red Gilbert on 12/28/2016 at 5:34 AM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

I love it

Posted by Dawit Gebru on 12/27/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Love the perspective, continue to write!

Posted by Dejen Amare-Gebru on 12/27/2016 at 9:30 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

Employment, employment, employment. Where are the school to work programs? Are Uber self driving cars going increase opportunity or create newly unemployed people? Tech has a responsibility to give back to the communities that they invade. Oakland city government needs to not only incentivize with tax breaks but with mandates for programs to bring students into their networks of education and power.

Posted by jjpowell on 12/27/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “As People of Color Disappear from Oakland, So Do My Memories

I agree the SF bay area is changing at an alarming rate, I am glad there are a few tech programs that are inclusive though :)

Posted by themooctutor on 12/27/2016 at 8:46 PM

Re: “The High Costs of Outsourcing Police

In the mist of all the problems. Oakland safe street has become a haven for gang stalking. The residents its supposed to protect from these thugs.

Posted by Wilkens Owens III on 12/27/2016 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Grinches of the Year: Oakland and East Bay Residents with Hearts a Few Sizes Too Small

Mr. Eroster, as I'm sure someone as educated and worldly as you knows, painting people whom you don't know personally with such a broad and belittling brush is not often helpful nor true. Brings to mind "stereotype" and "inflammatory". What change are you hoping to impart by your words? Pointing out the problem is easy, but to suggest realistic solutions? That would be genius and that's what the world and Oakland need now more than ever.

Posted by Jason Ricca on 12/26/2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Oakland Firefighters Say Their Department Is So Badly Managed, Ghost Ship Warehouse Wasn't Even In Its Inspection Database

When a fire chief assertively states that the department does not inspect vacant buildings then you know she is grossly incompetent. Vacant warehouses catch fire on a regular basis. Maybe that's their plan. Urban renewal by strategic fire to remove vacant warehouses. The Ghost Ship warehouse and that block of property is on an Oakland city planning proposal for commercial development. (SF Chronicle)
Maybe the Oakland city government could benefit from a federal investigation for civil rights violations of those killed due to deliberate negligence. The city officials are certainly concealing evidence.

Posted by Glen Mayne on 12/25/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Kaiser Still Violating Mental Health Laws, Clinicians Say

Does anyone know if it's illegal to publish a guessed, not legitimate psych diagnosis on the patient's documents that are viewed by other, non psych docs? I'm trying to find out if when I go to Kaiser for a flu shot, will I be scrutinized because a therapist, after spending 30 minutes with me, has labeled me in a way that makes people scared and distrustful of me?

Posted by GraceWorks on 12/25/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “CalPERS, CalSTRS, UC Invested in Dakota Access Pipeline Despite Pledges of Sustainability

Really appreciate this article.

Posted by Millie C on 12/22/2016 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

I am an artist, musician and concert producer in Richmond. I believe that art and music are essential to the life of a community and that it's in the City's best interests to be artist friendly. But if there is any lesson to be learned from the Ghost Ship tragedy, it's that we have an obligation to provide safe spaces for the creation and presentation of art and music. There is no music or art event that is worth unknowingly sacrificing ones life for.

I know Mayor Butt and he has personally worked to support music and art Richmond. The City has found significant and possibly immediately dangerous conditions at Burnt Ramen. The city seems open to working with Mykee to get the place open again. He should stop whining and get to work.

Note to Charles Eroster: you are an Internet troll who spews foamy crap. Your idea of a cultural outing is probably a trip to Safeway, or maybe a Trump rally. As for artists "sucking at the tit of government," if you look at the City budget, police and fire safety cost about $92 million. Funding for arts and cultural programs, including the library is $5 million. So STFU.

Posted by Bruce Kaplan on 12/22/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Burnt Ramen Punk House Residents Thought City of Richmond Would Help. Instead, They Got Evicted.

It's AWESOME when trolls don't use their real names but expose their IP address. Thanks Mr. "Eroster"

Posted by BradDollar on 12/22/2016 at 8:55 AM

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