I am guilty of assuming. Forgive me. There is so much silence from both sides of the bay concerning this issue from Black media (KPOO, Oakland Post and Bayview News) I figured you too bought into this scam. Don’t get me wrong, much respect for Willie and Mary Ratcliff. They are not sports people so they get a pass.

But those of us who are into Bay Area sports are cowards for not speaking up against this project. Don’t tell me about Milwaukee when Oakland is being neglected.

It can and should be stopped. Quote 2011 Commonwealth Club speech of Mayor Ed Lee: He said he would “never apologize” for taking a team from another city because the same was done to “us.” Asside of the fact that is a childish statement, it is also a blatant, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT BLACK OAKLAND statement.

Where does a statement like that fit in the “My brother’s keeper” pledge “diverse” SF supports?

1983 to 1993 Bible Study teacher at SF juvenile hall. Currently prison reform activist and author of Case Game - Activating the Activist; an autobiography.

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