We Are All Sandra Bland

Go Warriors! On Saturday, I was driving back from picking up BBQ at Everett and Jones in Oakland near Jack London Square–racing to get home to see every minute of the game with the Spurs. My loyalties are somewhat divided because I was born at Brooks General Hospital in San Antonio when my Dad was […]
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The Challenges We Still Face on the 63rd Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Sixty-three years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education – one of the most important decisions ever handed down by the United States Supreme Court – ending (we thought) the tyranny of “separate but equal” policies in America.

Eva Paterson Joins Legal Advisory Board of Impeachment Campaign

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson has joined the Legal Advisory Board of the Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now, a growing national movement for an impeachment investigation of President Trump. The campaign, launched on Inauguration Day and led by two public interest organizations, Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org, is calling on Congress to start […]
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4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

By Mona Tawatao A decision issued last week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals included a groundbreaking acknowledgment that modern-day discrimination is more likely caused by “nuanced decisions” and implicit bias. In Woods v. City of Greensboro, the court reinforced established precedent that says that just because plaintiffs claiming race discrimination were treated favorably […]
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Vanita Gupta to be New President and CEO of The Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. (The Equal Justice Society is a proud member of The Leadership Conference.) Gupta will hold the titles of president and […]
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