Editorial cartoon on Judge Sotomayor has subtext of lynching, stereotypes Latinos

The Oklahoman newspaper printed on Tuesday a racist, sexist and outright offensive "editorial" cartoon. It depicts Judge Sotomayor strung up by a rope, likening itself to lynching images or a piñata, with President Barack Obama wearing a sombrero, holding a stick and asking a crowd of elephants (Republicans) "Now, who wants to be first?" The … Continue reading Editorial cartoon on Judge Sotomayor has subtext of lynching, stereotypes Latinos

Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

UPDATE: Article by the San Francisco Chronicle's Bob Egelko. California State Attorney General Jerry Brown today filed a brief (PDF) with the state Supreme Court today opining that article 1, section 31 of the California Constitution (Prop. 209) is unconstitutional as applied in certain circumstances. The letter brief was filed in response to the Supreme … Continue reading Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

UPDATE: Article by the San Francisco Chronicle's Bob Egelko. California State Attorney General Jerry Brown today filed a brief (PDF) with the state Supreme Court today opining that article 1, section 31 of the California Constitution (Prop. 209) is unconstitutional as applied in certain circumstances. The letter brief was filed in response to the Supreme … Continue reading Calif. Attorney General Says Prop. 209 Unconstitutional in Some Cases

Keith Olbermann: ‘Immigration Detention Centers as Bad as Gitmo’

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann calls immigration detention centers “Gitmo Jr.-gate”, and that’s right on point. Olbermann’s comments during his “Still Bushed!” segment was prompted by a report just released by Amnesty International, “Jailed without Justice.” (Thanks to ImmigrationImpact.com for the post on this.) Please read this, or at least glance through. You will find stories such … Continue reading Keith Olbermann: ‘Immigration Detention Centers as Bad as Gitmo’

Honolulu Advertiser: ‘More join ceded lands fight’

Honolulu Advertiser reporter Gordon Pang mentions EJS and JACL in his roundup of amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court in the case involving lands held in trust for Native Hawaiians. Because the U.S. has admitted that the 1893 overthrow was illegal, "the ceded lands hold unique cultural, spiritual and political significance for the Native … Continue reading Honolulu Advertiser: ‘More join ceded lands fight’

Eva Paterson on Lateefah Simon in the Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle's Leslie Fulbright covers Lateefah Simon, the new executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, in today's edition. Leslie quotes Eva Paterson on her meeting Lateefah for the first time: She said the two were at a function meant to unite older leaders of the … Continue reading Eva Paterson on Lateefah Simon in the Chronicle