Demand Progress Action, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and a coalition of 85 civil society organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, call on Congress to support a new bicameral legislative package to recognize civil rights hero Fred Korematsu for his activism against the forced incarceration by the U.S. government of American citizens and residents ofContinue reading “EJS Joins Effort to Pass Congressional Legislation Honoring Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu”
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EJS Joins Civil Rights Solidarity Statement on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans
In the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Atlanta where eight people were murdered, including six women of Asian descent, 207 civil and human rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, released the following statement: “White supremacist violence against communities of color continues to escalate, especially in recent years. The deadly shootings in the AtlantaContinue reading “EJS Joins Civil Rights Solidarity Statement on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans”
EJS Joins Other Leading Civil Rights Organizations Opposing Creation of New Domestic Terrorism Legislation
In strongly opposing the creation of a new domestic terrorism charge, the organizations pointed out the harsh reality that counterterrorism practices are far too often blatantly misused to target and criminalize the very marginalized communities that white supremacists target for hate.