Category Archives: eva paterson

We Are All Sandra Bland

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 […]
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Eva Paterson to Debate Ward Connerly at State Bar Annual Meeting

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 […]
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Video: Reflections on EJS’s 16th Anniversary

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!

Black Rage-White Fear = White Rage-Black Fear

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 […]
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Julian Bond’s California Roots

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 […]
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