Category Archives: eva paterson

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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Stand With Dajerria Becton: Black Girls Matter

Joint statement from Equal Rights Advocates and the Equal Justice Society: Dajerria Becton was going to a pool party in the suburbs. She was wearing a bathing suit. She is 14 years old. We were disgusted and outraged to watched Officer Eric Casebolt brutalize this 14-year old African American girl over the weekend outside a […]
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Black Rage 2.0

The news of yet another Black man dead after an encounter with the police was heartbreaking and exhausting. I vowed to stop listening to and watching coverage about Mr. Freddie Gray and watch reruns of Columbo, but that was not to be. Driving home on Thursday night, I listened to MSNBC and then watched FoxNews […]
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Video: Eva Paterson Profile in California Lawyer

EJS President Eva Paterson spoke with attorney Paul Henderson, the deputy chief of staff, public safety, for the mayor of San Francisco, about her career, affirmative action, the death penalty, and the nature of implicit bias. The video of the interview (above and excerpts) was published on CalLawyer.com.