Category Archives: ejs

Implicit Bias Bill Package Passes Policy Committees in the California Assembly

Update (May 21, 2019) #ImplicitBias bills by @AsmKamlagerDove advance in the Calif. Legislature. #AB241 #AB242 crossed over to Senate. #AB243 is pending Assembly floor vote. Learn more about these bills — EJS (@equaljustice) May 21, 2019 Original Post By Yoana Tchoukleva, EJS Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow Tuesday was a monumental day for […]
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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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This Week in White Supremacy #75 | Electoral College is ‘vestige’ of slavery, say some Constitutional scholars

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will testify at the hearing on Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism this Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. ET before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.

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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Please Support: Implicit Bias Bills Introduced by Calif. Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove

UPDATE For the last few months, we have been working with Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove’s office to develop three bills that at least begin to address the pervasive impact of implicit bias in policing, healthcare and the courts. The bills will be heard in their respective policy committees on Tuesday (April 23) and we are reaching out […]
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