IN THE NEWS
Shikira Porter and her neighbors sparked a new conversation about safety after joining NextDoor several years ago. Her fight against racial profiling is growing in the Bay Area and beyond. CBS honors Shikira's leadership with a Jefferson Award.
The question many are asking in the wake of the murder of George Floyd is how we can contribute to dismantling the structures of racism. Neighbors For Racial Justice based in the Dimond area of Oakland has been working on this issue with a white awake accountability group, a black advisory council, and a weekly black lives matter vigil in Oakland.
NEW YORK TIMES
The social network NextDoor is testing ways to prevent postings that have led blacks and Latinos to be seen as suspects in their own neighborhoods.
The social network is testing ways to prevent postings that have led blacks and Latinos to be seen as suspects in their own neighborhoods.
EAST BAY EXPRESS
White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report "suspicious activity" about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.