Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's Got An Issue With Oakland's "Black City" Image

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said this to the National Journal’s Sophie Quinton:

“And so, you asked me what my challenge is. Well, my challenge is to let people know what the new Oakland looks like. Somebody just sent me an email saying, ‘Oh, you should have more black police since more than 50 percent of your residents are black.’ And I’m like, ‘Actually, no, 28 percent of my residents are black, but we’re pretty evenly divided between blacks, whites, Latinos, and Asians these days.’ But that’s their image of Oakland–and this is somebody who lives in the Bay Area.”

(National Journal, October 6, 2013)

In other words Quan’s saying ‘I don’t want you to think Oakland’s a black town’ because that’s a bad thing.

Really? So it was bad for Oakland to be a city that elected a black Mayor in Lionel Wilson early on, and back in the 70s? It was bad for Oakland to have been the home of the Black Filmmakers’s Hall Of Fame?Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Thinks Black Oakland Is Bad - http://www.zennie62blog.com/2013/10/19/oakland-mayor-jean-quan-thinks-black-oakland-is-bad-93965/
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