Category Archives: ejs

This Week in White Supremacy: Week 65

Brought to you by the Equal Justice Society I don’t label my ancestors as “slaves.” I say they were enslaved. There is a difference. – Be A King (@BerniceKing) Migrant Children Are Being Given To An Adoption Agency Linked To Betsy DeVos – The Intellectualist Ralph Northam, Mark Herring blackface scandal: NAACP chief weighs in – USA […]
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Mona Tawatao Hired as EJS Legal Director

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson today announced Mona Tawatao as EJS’s new Legal Director effective April 15, 2019. “We’re thrilled that Mona is joining the staff as Legal Director,” said Paterson. “She has been part of our EJS family for almost a decade as a board member and played a critical role in our […]
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EJS’s Lisa Holder on NPR’s ‘On Point’ Discussing DNA and Civil Rights

EJS Interim Legal Director Lisa Holder was a guest on today’s NPR On Point radio show to discuss the civil rights implications of new DNA technology. EJS, the Center for Genetics and Society, and Pete Shanks, in December 2018 filed suit against the State of California for its collection and retention of genetic profiles from […]
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EJS Thwarts the School-to-Prison Pipeline

One unfortunate reality about U.S. education and the criminal justice system is that disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of children of color often lead these children into prisons and jails (the school-to-prison pipeline). Nationally, zero-tolerance discipline has resulted in students of color (especially Black students), students with disabilities, LGBTQ youth, and trauma-affected children being disproportionately impacted […]
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Racism, Misogyny, and the Current Political Moment: Connecting the Dots

On Wednesday two seemingly unrelated events got me thinking about where we are right now as a people. Anna Basallaje our fabulous Chief Operating Officer and I were lamenting the cruelty of the government shut down. I remarked that I thought that the feckless GOP would continue supporting Trump and would probably go along with […]
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