Eva Paterson’s BBC Radio Interview on Racism and Obama

BBC Radio's Mark Forrest talks with EJS President Eva Paterson following reports this week that a staffer for a Republican state Senator in Tennessee sent an email with an image showing portraits of our presidents, except President Obama is depicted only with two eyeballs on a solid black background. As reported by numerous outlets, including … Continue reading Eva Paterson’s BBC Radio Interview on Racism and Obama

LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (EJS board member Kate Kendell is NLCR's executive director), Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, GLAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a statement today objecting to the Obama administration's recent filing in support of the a law that discriminates against LGBT. (San Francisco, CA, … Continue reading LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

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