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 … Continue reading Stand With Dajerria Becton: Black Girls Matter

EJS Joins Bay Area Lawyer Die-in for Racial Justice

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson spoke at a "die-in" demonstration today with attorneys, law students, professors, and allies in San Francisco to protest police violence and racial profiling of communities of color. https://twitter.com/tigerbeat/status/556137369955749889 https://twitter.com/aaaj_alc/status/556138761117908993 https://twitter.com/rebecca_f/status/556136604784287746 The symbolic “die-in” took place on the steps of the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. The protest highlighted … Continue reading EJS Joins Bay Area Lawyer Die-in for Racial Justice

Justice Kennedy, Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Dismantling the 14th Amendment’s Intent Standard

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of talking to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference on implicit bias, racial anxiety and the 14th Amendment. The judicial conference, attended by 600 judges and lawyers working in the federal courts of the Ninth Circuit, meets to consider the business of the courts, to share ways to improve the … Continue reading Justice Kennedy, Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Dismantling the 14th Amendment’s Intent Standard

Chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias in New Book, ‘America’s Growing Inequality’

A new book, "America’s Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race," includes a chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias. The article outlines the urgent need for our courts to depart from an archaic disposition towards racism, which requires plaintiffs alleging discrimination to prove the intent to discriminate – not just that discrimination … Continue reading Chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias in New Book, ‘America’s Growing Inequality’