It’s Friday night. I am getting ready for two parties and band rehearsal with my friends in the Coolerators. I made the mistake of looking at my Twitter account and after the hilarity today provided by #BestofThrowbackBlackTwitter, I chanced upon this video. My jaw dropped because the racism is so raw and inescapable. As Chris … Continue reading Crimes Against Humanity: The Banality of Evil
UPDATE: Here's the video! Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will interview women’s Rights icon Gloria Steinem on tonight's Mueller Book Club, Monday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register here: https://bit.ly/2WqJXl0. Eva was on last week's Mueller Book Club with former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal. Watch it here on Facebook. You can find recordings … Continue reading Eva Paterson Interviews Gloria Steinem on Tonight’s Mueller Book Club
For the past two days, I have felt dizzy and light headed upon rising from my slumber. The doctors do not see anything wrong so I turn to psychology to explain this feel of being disoriented and of course I land on Donald J. Trump. He is now wounded and knows that if the Democrats’ … Continue reading Trump is wounded and dangerous. We must all be very vigilant right now.
Go Warriors! On Saturday, I was driving back from picking up BBQ at Everett and Jones in Oakland near Jack London Square--racing to get home to see every minute of the game with the Spurs. My loyalties are somewhat divided because I was born at Brooks General Hospital in San Antonio when my Dad was … Continue reading We Are All Sandra Bland
EJS President Eva Paterson will debate Ward Connerly on the use of race as a factor in higher education admissions on Sept. 30 at this week's State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego. Former State Bar President Jeffrey Bleich will moderate the debate. The Friday, Sept. 30, session will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at … Continue reading Eva Paterson to Debate Ward Connerly at State Bar Annual Meeting
In commemoration of its 16th anniversary, the Equal Justice Society asked a selection of founders, board members, past staff, and allies to share their reflections on the founding and achievements of EJS. Special thanks to Northstarr Media Group for producing this video for us! https://youtu.be/ePLP3h2oGv0
The horrific and unforgivable murders in Dallas almost resulted in my not writing this but on a day when both Paul Ryan and Newt Gingrich showed that they understand the racism that is behind the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling-SAY THEIR NAMES, I felt it important to speak across the gulf that often … Continue reading Black Rage-White Fear = White Rage-Black Fear
The Ku Klux Klan was active in Northern California circa 1980. Civil rights groups were determined not to let these white supremacists intimidate us so we organized an event in San Francisco and invited Julian Bond to come speak to us. I remember picking up Julian and his wife in my old green MG and … Continue reading Julian Bond’s California Roots