Category Archives: African Americans

Meeting with Bakersfield Community on Disproportionate Suspensions and Expulsions of Black and Latino Students

Eva Paterson, Allison Elgart, and Luke Edwards of the Equal Justice Society participated in a community meeting on June 18 in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of Latino and Black students. Photo via Faith in Action.

African Americans Started Memorial Day

Yesterday as I was driving from San Francisco to Oakland, I heard a news report on NPR that made me cry. Voter suppression, a.k.a. Voter ID laws, have gone into effect in Arkansas, my father’s birthplace. A report today from Zachary Roth of MSNBC states: Among the problems reported from Tuesday: poll workers quizzing voters […]
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Remembering Human Rights Salute by Tommie Smith, John Carlos, at 1968 Olympics

Today, March 21, is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was chosen to highlight the problem of racism in sports, which remains a disturbing occurrence in many parts of the world, as well as to raise awareness of the […]
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EJS Files Letter Brief in Case Related to Voting Rights

On June 12, 2012, EJS filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging the Court to grant the petition for review and issue a prompt decision in All of Us or None, an important case that involves the voting rights of 85,000 Californians. In December 2011, California Secretary of State Deborah Bowen issued […]
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Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

The following op-ed by EJS President Eva Paterson appears in Huffington Post. Protecting the 14th Amendment By Eva Paterson Huffington Post For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all — from freed slaves to immigrants to workers fighting against […]
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