This Week in White Supremacy, Week #118: White supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon

Yahoo News - White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via “saliva,” a “spray bottle” or “laced items,” according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17. https://yhoo.it/2ygLYVL THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: Janai Nelson on Twitter: "Today, March 20, 2020, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund turns 80 years … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #118: White supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon

Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims

This week the U.S. Supreme Court voted unanimously to require a higher standard of proof for bringing racial discrimination claims under United States Code Section 1981. In Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media News, a Black-Owned Media Company founded by Byron Allen sued Comcast for placing burdens on them during the contract formation … Continue reading Supreme Court Creates Higher Standard for Racial Discrimination Claims

This Week in White Supremacy, Week #117: Coronavirus sparks an epidemic of people helping people in Seattle

Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times: What this crisis has also exposed in the past week is the way in which people, guided by their hearts, are stepping up to support each other in extraordinary ways. People like Yadesa Bojia, who is a Seattle-based artist and University of Washington graphic designer. Bojia recently became alarmed after talking … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #117: Coronavirus sparks an epidemic of people helping people in Seattle

Something you can do at home to help level the playing field

While many of us are staying home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we have an impactful way you can take action to support small businesses that are hurting the most from the crisis.  Currently, small businesses run by women and people of color lose out on $1.1 billion in public contracts ANNUALLY because of … Continue reading Something you can do at home to help level the playing field

EJS and COVID-19

Well, the world has changed. I was up late on Tuesday after the President’s alarming remarks followed by the suspension of the NBA season followed by learning about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The pandemic was no longer a nebulous concept but was real. The Management Team at EJS talked about how to best protect … Continue reading EJS and COVID-19

ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and a broad coalition of colleagues and business leaders on March 10 announced ACA 5, which would initiate a ballot initiative to officially repeal Proposition 209, California’s ban on affirmative action. We need your help! Write your legislator | Join or endorse | Donate Media coverage as of March 12 (updated):- San Francisco Chronicle: "California’s affirmative … Continue reading ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

We’re Launching the Repeal of Proposition 209!

The Equal Justice Society is leading a new effort to repeal Proposition 209. We're launching the repeal today at the State Capitol along with a broad coalition of organizations and individuals through the introduction of Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (ACA 5). You can watch the livestream on Facebook. Even as California’s economy continues to grow, … Continue reading We’re Launching the Repeal of Proposition 209!

EJS 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 17 at Herbst Theatre

2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society and we’re set to hold our celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in San Francisco. We just confirmed Herbst Theatre as our venue! We are still working on the program for this special evening, but it will include Marcus Shelby performing a work inspired by … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 17 at Herbst Theatre