By Haley Sweetland Edwards, TIME Magazine October 4, 2018 History often seems inexorable in hindsight, shaped by powerful figures operating beyond our control. But when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford walked in to face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, it was clear that an … Continue reading ICYMI: How Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Changed America
Guest post by the Honorable Tony Coelho, retired U.S. Congressman from California and the principal author of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is the founder of The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. As someone who has lived with seizures for more than sixty years, … Continue reading Opinion: In Exchange For Cheap Laughs Netflix Stigmatizes And Bullies The Disabled
By Vanessa L. Holton, General Counsel, The State Bar of California On August 23, 2018, a California appeals court held that the State Bar does not need to modify private demographic information that it received from bar applicants in order to produce a supposedly anonymous dataset for the public. This important decision ensures that state agencies … Continue reading Court of Appeal Upholds State Bar’s Decision to Protect Bar Applicant Privacy in Sanders v State Bar, Case Affecting Law Students of Color
In 1980, I was an adjunct professor at Hastings College of the Law and taught a class called “Representing the Underrepresented,” which was a hands-on class aimed at helping law students know what it takes to help change the world for the better through strategic litigation. One of my students was Mark Zemelman. I told … Continue reading The Resilience of Racism, by Sarah Zemelman
By Prof. Connie de la Vega, the Marshall P. Madison Professor And Academic Director Of International Programs and Dean's Circle Scholar at the University of San Francisco School of Law Separating children from their parents violates international law and in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child which has been ratified by every country … Continue reading Separating children from their parents violates international law
A guest post by EJS supporter Lyda Phillips. A few days ago the following message appeared on a neighborhood listserve here in East Nashville: 2ND black male 1025 this morning, med complexion, slim build, clean-shaven, 5'8, wearing white sweat pants & no shirt, went up on rear construction site @1905 Boscobel. Walked toward community center. … Continue reading Second Black Male
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 … Continue reading 4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today
Guest post by Justin Rico Oyola Actress Geena Davis was recently interviewed by Mckinsey & Company on Gender bias without borders, a recent report by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. In the article she conveys to the top global management consultancy how male dominated roles in the boardroom and in media dramatically … Continue reading Is the private sector paying more attention to implicit bias in the workplace?