Nigel Jones, Kingston 11's chef and co-owner.
I feel like black folks in Oakland really need to reclaim the part of Oakland that’s trying to push people out. And it’s not an issue of black or white — all working-class people and people of color are being pushed out.
—Sarah Kirnon, Miss Ollie’s
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A new breed of restaurants with diverse staffs provides a haven for people of color — and brings community and diversity to Oakland’s homogenous food scene.