Oakland Residents Reported a Black Firefighter for Doing His Job – The New York Times – We are racist, through and through – start there and then step forward!

The Fire Department took a break from the inspections toward the end of May but resumed them in recent weeks. On one of his first days back on that job, Mr. Moore had another encounter with a resident. He knocked on the front door of a home and announced himself — “Oakland fire!” No one answered the door, he told The Chronicle, so he started to walk around the house and inspect the potential hazards at the perimeter. When he turned around, the resident was right behind him, recording him on a cellphone camera. The man demanded to know what Mr. Moore was doing on his property and to see his identification.