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

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 … Continue reading The California Endowment Awards $200,000 Grant to EJS to Remedy Disparate School Discipline

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 … Continue reading 4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

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 … Continue reading EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Equal Justice Society to Release Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Research and report funded by Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation On December 8, the Equal Justice Society will release a report on how implicit bias, racial anxiety, and misuse of stereotypes factor into anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia. Authored by Sara Campos and Katherine Spencer, the report details how implicit biases, stereotyping, and racial … Continue reading Equal Justice Society to Release Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

‘Breaking the Chains’ Report by EJS Provides Insight into How Implicit Bias and Racial Trauma Fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline

A new report by the Equal Justice Society describes how implicit bias and racial trauma enable the school-to-prison pipeline that betrays thousands of children in our country by criminalizing them instead of providing them with supportive and inclusive school environments. This report was made possible by a grant from The California Endowment and produced by … Continue reading ‘Breaking the Chains’ Report by EJS Provides Insight into How Implicit Bias and Racial Trauma Fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Resources to Fight Bigotry Against Muslims

The horrific attacks on Paris generated disturbing reactions from pundits and politicians. The mayor of Roanoake, Virginia, announced his opposition to accepting refugees citing the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Commentators reminded us of another shameful episode in our nation's history during the Holocaust when we turned away Jews fleeing death and … Continue reading Resources to Fight Bigotry Against Muslims