Racialized evictions are part of Treasure Island redevelopment

http://sfbayview.com/2018/01/racialized-evictions-are-part-of-treasure-island-redevelopment/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngrtIw-MrS0&feature=emb_logohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngrtIw-MrS0&feature=emb_logo

by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project San Francisco Bay View; National Black Newspaper
Dr. Smadar Lavie states that mostly white people pay market rate rents on the northwestern side of the island facing San Francisco bordered in yellow on the map. They will receive comparable-size housing units in the new development. Most tenants of color live on the northeastern side facing Oakland and Berkeley and experience discriminatory treatment designed to exclude them from the new development.
“Most tenants of color live on the northeastern side, and Lavie says that they are facing systematic discriminatory treatment designed to exclude them from the new development. The northeastern side is deemed by the state’s Department of Public Health Division of Radiation Safety and Environmental Management to be so polluted and radioactive that in the development plan it is destined to be reserved as open space.”

“The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project reveals that major investors in the Treasure Island development project are connected to politicians including Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Willie Brown, Kamala Harris, and the late Ed Lee: https://littlesis.org/maps/897-treasure-island-and-yerba-buena-island-development.”

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