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.

Join the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund

Eva Paterson will be leaving EJS to begin a new phase of life . Help us honor the incredible legacy of Eva’s more than four decades as a civil rights champion, litigator, and community leader!

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims




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The Supreme Court Threatens Racial Justice and Racial Progress

A 2021 report by Take Back the Court and the Equal Justice Society reveals how the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority and the judicial philosophies and jurisprudence of the six conservative justices on matters of race pose one of the gravest threats to racial justice and racial progress this country has ever seen.

“Black Wall Street: Stories of Greenwood”

“Black Wall Street: Stories of Greenwood” is a new film directed by Kevin D. Johnson, Jr. with music by Marcus Shelby and with executive producer Eva Paterson. The film premiered at the EJS virtual annual event on September 20, 2021.

History of the Equal Justice Society

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