Ah, the ol’ race war.
I don’t doubt your experience.
I doubt this self-righteous “I am hurting people” thing.
Since you wanted to “stay in Oakland, a place that’s new to me, partly because it’s at the front lines of a national debate on policing, race, and economic justice, a conversation central to my work,” I’m curious to know how many Oaklanders you interacted with outside of your Airbnb walls?
What were they like?
Did you meet the locals and mingle?
What was going on in the community besides the hipster ginger ice cream?
I’d love to hear about that.