Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

Use of SAT/ACT in Admissions is Discriminatory; Univ. of California Must Cease Practices or Face Lawsuit

Today, lawyers representing three students, five nonprofits and the Compton Unified School District announced their formal request to the University of California Board of Regents that the UC system cease use of SAT and ACT test scores in admissions decisions. (Coverage in the Los Angeles Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education) The Board of […]
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Town Hall Focused on Trump’s Racism as Grounds for Impeachment

From left: Kwentoria Williams from Rep. Green’s office; Meher Dhaliwal of EJS; Eva Paterson of EJS; Congressman Al Green; Prof. Bill Ong Hing At our impeachment town hall in Oakland on Saturday, Congressman Al Green announced that he would be introducing articles of impeachment related to Donald Trump’s racist abuse of power. Watch the town hall | KTVU story | Photos […]
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Congressman Al Green to Speak at Oakland Town Hall on Impeachment and the Racism of the Trump Administration

A town hall focusing on Donald Trump’s racist abuse of power will feature remarks from Congressman Al Green of Texas and others on topics such as: an eyewitness account of Latino children locked in cages at detention centers in Clint, Texas; the rapid rise of mass incarceration and the profiteering off the incarcerated through private […]
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EJS Board of Directors Elects Michael Harris as New Board Chair

The Equal Justice Society board of directors elected Michael Harris as its new chair at the board’s September 30, 2019, meeting. Michael, who joined the EJS board in April 2015, is an attorney and Senior Director, Legal Advocacy & Juvenile Justice, at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). At NCYL, Michael works on reducing […]
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Bills Signed into Law Requiring Implicit Bias Training for Judges, Court Personnel, and Healthcare Professionals

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed into law AB 241 and AB 242, bills requiring implicit bias training for judges, attorneys, court personnel, and healthcare professionals. The new laws make California the first state in the nation to require implicit bias training for these positions in the state judiciary and healthcare system. In collaboration with the Equal Justice Society, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los […]
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