Sweet Home Alabama

What a week, or more correctly, what a day.  From the sadness of losing Ed Lee to the elation of the Alabama election.  I spent most of Tuesday reluctant to listen to the news because I feared a repeat of last year’s election night when the unthinkable became real. I feared that my fellow Americans […]
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Farewell Dear Mayor Lee

It’s 1983. The Asian Law Caucus, Equal Rights Advocates, and the Lawyers’ Committee are working on an ordinance that will get more contracting dollars into the hands of women and people of color. This is when I first met the man who would become Mayor Ed Lee. I remember him as a true progressive and […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 10

As you will soon see, I was almost forced to rename this column, Today in White Supremacy. Here goes. This is the last column for 2017. I hope that Santa brings the white supremacists new hearts and souls and that this is the last column I ever need to write. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! FBI officials feared […]
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Civil Rights Hero Charles Ogletree

Our dear friend Charles Ogletree, his wife Pam, and his family are going through a very difficult time, as described in this recent Washington Post article. There would be no Equal Justice Society but for the faith Tree had in our mission.  He was the founding Chair and is now Chair Emeritus. He vouched for […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 9.5

So much crazy stuff has happened in one day that I could not wait until next week. Kevin Durant says Colin Kaepernick’s protests changed his perspective on race. The legal profession is diversifying. But not at the top. Donald Trump’s long history of clashes with Native Americans. Women of color have high ambition, but little […]
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