San Francisco has an anti-Blackness problem

San Francisco’s Black population reduced by more than 50% to 6.1% from 12.7% between 1980 and 2010. In 2016 the Black population was only 5.7  Comparatively, 13.4% of the National United States population is Black.

37% of San Francisco’s homeless population are Black.  My family and I were homeless in San Francisco in late 2005 and early 2006, before we like so many Black families moved out of the City. We moved up to Vallejo, where my brother Scott still lives. My mom moved to Berkeley in 2013 where she lived out the remainder of her life. I have lived in Oakland since 2010. My brother’s older daughter moved back to San Francisco in 2011.

Black people are 7.75 as likely to be arrested in San Francisco as white people. Black women, 5.8% of San Francisco’s female population, represent 45% of the women arrested in that City.

San Francisco’s Police Department has been under investigation for racial profiling repeatedly and is currently the subject of an ACLU suit filed in October 2018 about the racial profiling. (Case No. 3:18-cv-06097)

But most San Franciscans deny the blatant anti-Blackness in that City. A condition that has progressively worsened with the rise of tech concerns.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on August 30, 2019.

One Response to “San Francisco has an anti-Blackness problem”

  1. Reblogged this on Collision of Worlds.

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