Author Archives: Keith Kamisugi

Op-Ed by Jesse Aguilar: ‘Lack of Teacher Diversity Hurts Our Students’

In an op-ed published by South Kern Sol, California Teachers Association board member Jesse Aguilar discusses how the lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District is hurting all students and especially students of color. “I have seen the dynamics of race play out in every classroom and in every principal’s office over […]
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EJS President Eva Paterson Selected as One of Northern California’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2019

ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell named EJS President Eva Paterson Selected to its Northern California Top Rated Lawyers list for 2019. The Top Rated Lawyers list includes attorneys who have achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating. The AV Preeminent® rating is based on confidential peer reviews from other attorneys and members of the judiciary, recognizing performance at […]
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Students, Community Groups, Kern County Office of Education Reach Settlement

A coalition of Latino and Black students, their parents, community groups and the Kern County Office of Education (KCOE) have reached a settlement of a lawsuit involving a dispute over the enrollment of students in KCOE-operated schools. The lawsuit was filed in 2014 against the Kern High School District, the KCOE and the Kern County […]
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Pentimento: Implicit Bias, White Supremacy, and 1619

Racism!! Implicit Bias!! White Supremacy!! 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived!!! Last week I was preparing to do a training on implicit bias for the attorneys who work for the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. EJS has been doing this since 2003 when Michelle Alexander talked about this phenomenon […]
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May 1: The Quest for Diversity in the San Francisco Fire Department

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will be one of the speakers at a special event on May 1 discussing the landmark lawsuit in the 1980s that led to the desegregation of the San Francisco Fire Department. The San Francisco Fire Department hired no black firefighters before 1955, allowed no women to apply before 1976, […]
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