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KHSD Community Meeting in Bakersfield: A Positive Step Forward

  Last week, over 60 Kern High School District (KHSD) parents and students (as well as several KHSD administrators) gathered in Bakersfield for a community meeting to learn about next steps in the wake of a landmark settlement reached this summer with KHSD as a result of school discipline policies that disproportionately impact students of […]
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Challenge to 14th Amendment’s Intent Standard Withstands Initial Legal Challenge in Bakersfield School Discipline Case

Judge Eric Bradshaw of the Kern County Superior Court ruled Monday that Latino and Black Plaintiffs can proceed with most of their claims against the Kern High School District, the Kern County Office of Education, and the California Department of Education. A coalition of civil rights legal advocates, including MALDEF, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., […]
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Meeting with Bakersfield Community on Disproportionate Suspensions and Expulsions of Black and Latino Students

Eva Paterson, Allison Elgart, and Luke Edwards of the Equal Justice Society participated in a community meeting on June 18 in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of Latino and Black students. Photo via Faith in Action.

César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong

This Saturday, March 31, is César E. Chávez National Holiday and César Chávez Day in California, an official state holiday. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of César Chávez’s passing. The American labor leader and civil rights activist helped spark and lead a movement in the 1960s and 1970s to empower farmworkers in California and […]
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Please Help Us Continue Our Work as Part of The Resistance

“No one in the progressive community is comfortable talking about race. We need to put race back on the table.”  EJS 2000 “Explicit bias and overt racism are things of our past. We can focus on implicit bias” EJS 2003 “President Trump” The electorate 2016 The Equal Justice Society was formed in the first part […]
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