From Black Panthers to 'BBQ Becky': the displacement of black Oakland
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After police were called on a barbecue, black Oaklanders share stories of racism and evictions: ‘We’re being pushed out’

Kenzie Smith can’t get the voice out of his head. The woman could’ve ended his life with a single phone call, he said, and her threatening words play on repeat.

The 37-year-old Oakland man made headlines last month when a white woman called police on him for barbecuing at Lake Merritt, a public park he has frequented since he was a child. Jennifer Schulte, who called 911 to...


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