Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

The following op-ed by EJS President, Eva Paterson, and Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, appeared yesterday in New America Media. A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? The court … Continue reading Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

Take Action: National Geographic Show Fosters Hatred and Violence Towards Immigrants

Formerly neutral world news organization National Geographic, with corporate cosponsor CSX, launched a new cable television show entitled "Border Wars", detailing daily border agent battles with drug smugglers, human traffickers, and undocumented immigrants. The promotions for this new show, as well as the show itself, have managed to recklessly imply that the U.S. and Mexico … Continue reading Take Action: National Geographic Show Fosters Hatred and Violence Towards Immigrants

Latinos Missing from NY Times Recollection of 2009 Passings

Our friend and ally Tom Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF, has brought to our attention the issue addressed in the article that follows. After seeing the new Star Trek movie, he pointed out that there are apparently no Latinos in the future. There were no Latino characters on the starship Enterprise. The following … Continue reading Latinos Missing from NY Times Recollection of 2009 Passings

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Unfounded Attacks on Mark Lloyd

The Equal Justice Society today joined more than 50 civil rights, public interest and grassroots organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and congressional leaders supporting Mark Lloyd, the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer of the FCC, and the agency's longstanding mission to promote localism, diversity and competition in the media. … Continue reading Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Unfounded Attacks on Mark Lloyd

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Unfounded Attacks on Mark Lloyd

The Equal Justice Society today joined more than 50 civil rights, public interest and grassroots organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and congressional leaders supporting Mark Lloyd, the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer of the FCC, and the agency's longstanding mission to promote localism, diversity and competition in the media. … Continue reading Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Unfounded Attacks on Mark Lloyd

Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit

Small business owners filed a motion today asking to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle Caltrans' Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). The group of business owners asking to intervene oppose the lawsuit and support the DBE program, which aims to give minority and women-owned businesses equal opportunity to compete for federal contracts. "Small … Continue reading Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit