Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

The Equal Justice Society is proud to support Netroots Nation, the country’s top convention for progressive online activists. The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. EJS is coordinating a session on "The Myth of … Continue reading Session on ‘Myth of Post-Racial America’ at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, Aug. 13-16

Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

We experienced last week several gut-wrenching and rejoiceful moments. On Tuesday, May 26, President Barack Obama announced his historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. On the same morning, the California Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality by upholding Prop. 8. The following day brought news that a preeminent scholar on our … Continue reading Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

How the Amazon ‘Glitch’ Relates to Structural Discrimination and Racism

Technologist Mary Hodder discussed yesterday on the blog TechCrunch the ethical issues related to the Amazon 'glitch' that removed the rankings of gay content made me think about analogies between the technical causes of the glitch and how unconscious bias can fuel structural racism. Background on the Amazon ‘glitch’ issue from Wikipedia (edited): Users on … Continue reading How the Amazon ‘Glitch’ Relates to Structural Discrimination and Racism

Calling Bloggers and Social Media Activists of Color!

The Equal Justice Society is proud to support Netroots Nation, the country's top convention for progressive online activists. We're encouraging bloggers and social media activists of color to submit session ideas for this year's gathering by March 31. (Contact me if you need help with submissions.) The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known … Continue reading Calling Bloggers and Social Media Activists of Color!

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’