Category Archives: Implicit Bias

‘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 […]
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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 […]
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EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

The Equal Justice Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Texas Department of Housing v. The Inclusive Communities Project confirming the continued importance of disparate impact as a tool for addressing housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. In this decision, the Supreme Court reaffirmed 45 years of legal precedent, including eleven appellate […]
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Mind Science Conference June 1-2 in Oakland

Our Mind Science Conference begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 1, and continues through June 2. If you’re a registered attendee, please visit our conference page for directions, a PDF of the program, and other information. This conference is presented by the Equal Justice Society, the National Center for Youth Law, the Haas Institute […]
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Antioch School Officials Agree to Groundbreaking Collaboration to Address NAACP East County Branch Complaint of Civil Rights Violations in Schools

Officials of the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) have announced a groundbreaking effort to identify the causes of disparities in school discipline by examining the subtle, complex, and often unintentional ways in which race, disability and discipline intersect. “When the civil rights advocacy organizations raised concerns, our leadership team made a strategic decision to shift […]
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