Untimely Futures

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In this new article, Brandi T. Summers, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, examines Oakland's unhousing crisis and racial disproportionalities in the homeless population: African Americans comprise 70% of the homeless population in Oakland, despite making up only 20% of the overall population. Summers addresses the failures of short-term solutions that have been proposed and discusses the history of West Oakland that continued the trend of dispossession Black people see now.

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