Sacramento City Unified School District Settlement in Race and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Increases Accountability

May 22, 2023 – A group of plaintiffs that includes the Black Parallel School Board and several individual students has reached a settlement agreement with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) in a lawsuit that challenged the district’s longstanding harmful practices of excluding and segregating students with disabilities, particularly Black students with disabilities.

Law, Social Science, the Arts

The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Our legal strategy broadens conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias.

Report: Supreme Court Gearing Up to Gut Affirmative Action

Take Back the Court and the Equal Justice Society released a report laying out the stakes of the consolidated cases Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/University of North Carolina and showing how a decision invalidating race-conscious admissions policies could undo decades of progress in equitable education.

Lisa Holder New President of EJS

The Equal Justice Society board of directors appointed Lisa Holder as the organization’s new President, succeeding Eva Paterson who co-founded EJS in 2000 and served as its President for 22 years. Eva retired on August 31.

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims




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