Report: Gentrification Dramatically Changing the Face of Oakland

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The Oakland skyline in May 2013. (Photo: James Daisa/Flickr)

In 1990, 43 percent of Oakland residents were African-American. In 2011, black people made up only about a quarter of the city's population. A new report from tenant advocacy organization Causa Justa and the Alameda County Public Health Department traces the history of gentrification in Oakland and the health consequences of displacement. We discuss a changing Oakland and what it means for minority and low-income residents.

Causa Justa Just Cause displacement report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by FitztheReporter


Dawn Phillips, program director for Causa Justa

Muntu Davis, director of public health for Alameda County