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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.

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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Court Rules that Lawsuit Can Move Forward On Behalf of Latino, Black Students Facing Discrimination in Kern County

A California District Court of Appeal panel has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a coalition of civil rights groups against Kern High School District (KHSD) over disciplinary policies that unlawfully target African American and Latino students.  The court summarily denied KHSD’s extraordinary writ request to revisit the trial court’s denial of dismissal. The […]
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Community Meeting

JUNTA de la COMUNIDAD MARTES, 13 de SEPTIEMBRE a las 5:30 PM Iglesia Bautista Misionaria Monte Zion 825 California Ave, Bakersfield Se servirán refrescos. Preguntas: 661-631-9200 Esta usted preocupado por ¿Armas en las escuelas? ¿Hostilidad racial en las escuelas? ¿Elecciones de la Junta Escolar? ¿LCAP? ¡Acompáñenos  a esta junta de la comunidad el 13 de […]
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