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 … Continue reading EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

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 … Continue reading Mind Science Conference June 1-2 in Oakland

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 … Continue reading Antioch School Officials Agree to Groundbreaking Collaboration to Address NAACP East County Branch Complaint of Civil Rights Violations in Schools

Is the private sector paying more attention to implicit bias in the workplace?

Guest post by Justin Rico Oyola Actress Geena Davis was recently interviewed by Mckinsey & Company on Gender bias without borders, a recent report by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. In the article she conveys to the top global management consultancy how male dominated roles in the boardroom and in media dramatically … Continue reading Is the private sector paying more attention to implicit bias in the workplace?

EJS Joins CRLA, MALDEF, GBLA, in Lawsuit Against Kern High School District

Lawsuit seeks end to school district's discriminatory disciplinary policies and practices that disproportionately impact students of color UPDATE: News coverage of the case: - The Center for Public Integrity (nonprofit news organization) - KQED - KBAK, CBS Affiliate - The Bakersfield California BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014) — A coalition of civil rights legal advocates, … Continue reading EJS Joins CRLA, MALDEF, GBLA, in Lawsuit Against Kern High School District

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’

NY Times Editorial: Professors are Prejudiced, Too

A recent study highlights the impact of implicit biases on our young people even at the college level, where we often expect merit to speak for itself. In this study, the authors sent identical emails from prospective students seeking mentorship to more than 6,500 American college professors. The students had “names like Meredith Roberts, Lamar … Continue reading NY Times Editorial: Professors are Prejudiced, Too

Addressing Implicit Bias Program at Berkeley Law

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice is presenting "Addressing Implicit Bias," an MCLE program with Professor Victoria Plaut, Professor of Law and Social Science; Director, Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab at UC Berkeley School of Law. EJS has been so fortunate to have worked with Prof. Plaut on a number of projects, … Continue reading Addressing Implicit Bias Program at Berkeley Law