Category Archives: Implicit Bias

Bills Signed into Law Requiring Implicit Bias Training for Judges, Court Personnel, and Healthcare Professionals

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed into law AB 241 and AB 242, bills requiring implicit bias training for judges, attorneys, court personnel, and healthcare professionals. The new laws make California the first state in the nation to require implicit bias training for these positions in the state judiciary and healthcare system. In collaboration with the Equal Justice Society, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los […]
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The California Endowment Awards $200,000 Grant to EJS to Remedy Disparate School Discipline

The California Endowment has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Equal Justice Society to improve the social and emotional health of youth by reducing the use of harsh discipline and increasing the use of positive, trauma-responsive practices throughout California. The grant will allow EJS to explore the development of a statewide network of schools model […]
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Resilience of Racism Conference

UPDATE: The Resilience of Racism Conference was hosted by the Equal Justice Society and explored mind science concepts such as implicit bias and racial anxiety to help us understand and ameliorate racism in all its manifestations. You can listen to audio from the panels and download a limited set of slides used at the conference […]
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4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

By Mona Tawatao A decision issued last week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals included a groundbreaking acknowledgment that modern-day discrimination is more likely caused by “nuanced decisions” and implicit bias. In Woods v. City of Greensboro, the court reinforced established precedent that says that just because plaintiffs claiming race discrimination were treated favorably […]
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EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Equal Justice Society Releases Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia Research and report funded by Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation OAKLAND, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2016) — The Equal Justice Society today released a report on how implicit bias, racial anxiety, and misuse of stereotypes factor into anti-immigrant racism and […]
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