Category Archives: Asian Americans

Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

The following op-ed by EJS President, Eva Paterson, and Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, appeared yesterday in New America Media. A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? The court […]
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President Obama Nominates Edward M. Chen for Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern California

The Equal Justice Society congratulates U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen on his appointment by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) this morning issued a statement applauding President […]
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Ronald Takaki, pioneering scholar of race relations, dies at 70

We were saddened to hear this morning that Prof. Ron Takaki passed away yesterday.  Below is the official statement from UC Berkeley and I set up a Facebook page so folks could share their thoughts about his legacy. Ronald Takaki, a professor emeritus of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and prolific scholar […]
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Asian America Must Battle Injustice with President Obama

I originally wrote this for ningin.com, a site covering Asian media and pop culture. A Black man born in Hawai’i with an Asian sister was sworn into office Tuesday as our President. He took the oath of office on the same bible used by Abraham Lincoln for the exact same oath 148 years ago, realizing […]
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New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute yesterday released the results of a study debunking the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8. The study, commissioned by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, found that the level of support for Prop. 8 among African Americans was […]
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