Author Archives: Eva Paterson

This Week in White Supremacy: Week 13

The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists […]
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In San Diego to Honor Dr. King

Greetings from San Diego! I’m here today to keynote the 30th All Peoples Celebration, an annual gathering that honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The organizers expect an amazing crowd of more than 1,000 community organizers, artists, students, business leaders, elected officials, and faith leaders. Special thanks to Andrea Guerrero, […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 12

The Black NFL coach can be a clean-up man, but he won’t be recycled. Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system. Kerrice Lewis, Black lesbian woman shot and burned alive in Washington, D.C. Trump administration says […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 11

Trump’s pick to run 2020 Census has defended racial gerrymandering and voter suppression laws. GOP lawmakers surprised to learn no black soldiers served under Confederacy in South Carolina. Men charged with murdering black man because he ‘socialized with a white woman.’ How the news media distorts black families. The past year of research has made […]
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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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