But don't worry! You're safe as long as you're smart (i.e. don't whip out your iPod out in the middle of the street). And lucky.
And if you're really going to pussy out, you can always go into one of the few rich white neighborhoods in the hills. You probably won't get shot there. Probably.
This place is great for the typical pot smoker. Cops don't give a fuck as long as they have murder cases and senseless riots to keep them busy. (Woohoo! Public intoxication!) I wouldn't know, but judging by all the crackheads one could probably get away with a lot harder drugs, too.
Dude #2: Fo sho.
dude2: it ain't nuttin yo. i finta get blazed tonite and hit up tha town, yadidamean?
dude1:o fo sho.
Now, it has been taken over by punks.
The birthplace of the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1973.
The birthplace of Ebonics. Sissified white liberals invented the term Ebonics to define and justify the ignorant mush-mouth jabbering of the Oakland black. The purpose, of course, was to keep Oakland blacks "in their place" by preventing them from getting higher education or a decent job. Blacks "in their place" vote for mush wimp liberals and entitlements.
The birthplace of the sideshow, in which thugs and punks take over one or more city blocks and show off their cars and kill any white paddies that wander into the area.
The city with the largest collection of Bull Dykes, Diesel Dykes, Butches, and Femmes per capita in the USA.
White Liberals love Oakland because it is the perfect example of what happens when dysfunctional Black Culture runs its course unimpeded. It has produced a desperately destructive environment. The heartbroken citizens there vote for white liberals so they can get entitlements. But White Liberals are too sissy to live in Oakland. Even Jerry Brown is leaving, along with the Oakland A's.
2) The third weirdest city in the Bay Area, right behind Bezerkley and San Francisco.
3) My home town.
Person from Oakland: "Oakland Bitch."
2) The repository for San Francisco's social problems. Oakland exists to make San Francisco look pretty.
3) City that's free to get into when you cross the Bay Bridge, but you have to pay to leave it, to get into San Francisco.
4) City with a bad reputation but which is gentrifying due to shockingly high prices in The City.
5) Next to Portland, Oregon, the Lesbian capital of the Western US
Man: Is she a lesbian?
Man: Is she black?
Man: Then she can't be from Oakland.