Oakland Residents Throw “BBQing While Black” Party After White Woman Called Police on Black Men for Grilling

HeadlineMay 22, 2018
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In Oakland, California, hundreds of people turned out for a massive picnic and protest celebration dubbed “BBQing While Black” on Sunday. The community event at Lake Merritt was organized after a white woman harassed and called the police on two African-American men for grilling in the same location a few weeks earlier. The incident sparked massive outrage in Oakland, where gentrification has displaced many longtime African-American residents.

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