UC System No Longer Allowed to Consider SAT and ACT Scores in Admissions

Ruling blocks two-tier discriminatory system and marks major step toward the elimination of standardized testing in college admissions Lisa Holder, Los Angeles-based civil rights attorney and Equal Justice Society, Of Counsel, representing the Plaintiffs said: "The Regents openly admitted that the SAT/ACT is a racist, classist test that steeps preferences on wealthy, white student applicants. Nevertheless, … Continue reading UC System No Longer Allowed to Consider SAT and ACT Scores in Admissions

ICYMI: How Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Changed America

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

Opinion: In Exchange For Cheap Laughs Netflix Stigmatizes And Bullies The Disabled

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

Court of Appeal Upholds State Bar’s Decision to Protect Bar Applicant Privacy in Sanders v State Bar, Case Affecting Law Students of Color

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

Separating children from their parents violates international law

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

Second Black Male

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