Carol Wyatt 
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Re: “Smart & Final’s Old Oakland Location Closes

At least Tjs hires minorities. But the bourgeoisie way theyre trying to run OAKLAND, I dont know what theyre thinking. Pretty sure its gonns be bourgeois though. Sad.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 10/11/2018 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Acquittal and Mistrial of Two Oakland Businessmen Accused of Rigging Federal Construction Contracts

The issue is that they cause these offenses on black people, who are already at a disadvantage in a system that tends to put white over black. As someone who has been on the Public Ethics Commission and seen how this happens in business on a daily basis (you don't know the half), trying to help a community that will neither employ African Americans who are just as qualified or moreso is such a nauseous incident, we really need to examine the term "minority'. Fairness and equity would help truly allow folks to practice their business and not have to deal with the likes of what we're now seeing play out in our federal level politics when it comes to corruption and tactics to keep those who have historically benefitted over others...

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 09/07/2018 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

What we need to explore is why folks who are accusing new community members, white and now, minorities about racism. That was inflicted into this conversation but someone else, not the minority resident new to the community. .

The recent issue regarding Nextdoor is a misrepresentation.

The man asking about folks in Filbert Street isnt white. Hes Latino. Im a black female that has been working in anti-Racial and other issues in the area of West Oakland specifically to the recent posting. Im a black female. Still cant understand why people (mostly white) accuse other people without doing any research or fact-checking, accuse new residents of being essential racist for moving into a predominately black community. We need a discussion on that one because the Nextdoor incident I was involved in as the crime prevention chair of the community I live in was exactly that. A misrepresentation of an inquiry by a new minority neighbor wanting to get involved with supporting those who he saw as underserved community members.

So why his posting was hijacked and used as incite fodder by calling Nextdoor a train wreck was brought about by the person who took the posting of his ask, cut and pasted it into a new social media channel (Twitter) on another media persons thread and THEN after adding their own spin on it, made it the foundation of comments that included calling new people colonizers.

That mess needs to be diagnosed.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 08/19/2018 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Taj Reid Found Guilty of Rigging State Construction Contracts and Accepting Bribes

What about Phil Tagami? Not sure what it is about that man but there seems to be more to it than coal, let me tell you.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 05/31/2018 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilors Reid and McElhaney Propose No-Bid Contract to Hire a Consultant to Set Up Department of Violence Prevention

We need to audit this stuff...Where is Brenda Robert's office on these items? What is the impact and Measure Z is paid for by our property taxes, which are not invisible to those of us that don't see crime trending down? As more and more money rolls into Oakland from marijuana, development fees, and steeply increased business license taxes, we need to measure the money we're paying into these efforts and the ROI/effectiveness of already Implemented programs AS WE MOVE TOWARDS less bureaucracy.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 02/14/2018 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Oakland Desperately Needs a New City Auditor

This is a VERY important piece and I appreciate the publishing of it.

As a former Ethics Commissioner for the City of Oakland, I agree that we need to explore how our elected are doing and always have alternatives to our needs. I was a huge fan of Courtney Ruby's and did appreciate Auditor Roberts' role more as a result of Ms. Ruby's abilities.....made me pay attention to this important role.

It all requires accountability.

The position needs to have comparable data...its an auditor position after all. And it all matters.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 01/29/2018 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

I'm just watching this for the first time and have been a part of these conversations as a NCPC chair. If people, new to these communities and long-time, come out and create safe places and spaces to actually engage, see and meet people that don't look, live or even resemble who are considerably different, that is a start. When we assume, we can make an 'ass-u-me'; communities especially in urban America and bringing people from other areas to live here, you should learn the full demographics of your community. Stop bringing the emotional elements that include bigotry and ignorance. Because that really has no racial profile.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 01/29/2018 at 6:12 AM

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