Author Archives: Eva Paterson

On Charlottesville as an ‘Inflection Point’

Charlottesville–the latest name in a geographical tour of white supremacist outrages. On Saturday, I was watching the news just as many of us were. I have fabulous friends so I reached out to them for guidance on what to do and how to think about what was unfolding before my eyes.  An MSNBC commentator felt […]
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Dean of Yale Law Gets Schooled on Black History

One of my favorite people in life is the fabulous Dale Minami. We have been good friends for decades and revel in schooling each other on the history of our respective communities. Recently he asked me if I had seen the exchange between the Dean of Yale Law and our Berkeley Law buddy Dennis Roberts. […]
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Introducing the National Implicit Bias Network

The Equal Justice Society has been working with social scientists, lawyers, and activists to build a national network focused on advancing the understanding of implicit bias, racial anxiety, stereotype threat, and other mind science phenomena since our inception in 2000. Since 2016, we have been focusing on creating the National Implicit Bias Network. We started […]
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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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Black Rage-White Fear = White Rage-Black Fear

The horrific and unforgivable murders in Dallas almost resulted in my not writing this but on a day when both Paul Ryan and Newt Gingrich showed that they understand the racism that is behind the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling-SAY THEIR NAMES, I felt it important to speak across the gulf that often […]
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