Ninth Circuit Decision Affirms Role of Implicit Bias Evidence

On August 31, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified in a published decision that evidence of implicit (or unconscious) bias against a member of a protected class can be probative of whether an entity has engaged in intentional discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI … Continue reading Ninth Circuit Decision Affirms Role of Implicit Bias Evidence

This is Not a Drill

An optimist by nature, I am nonetheless alarmed by the open embrace of anti-democratic authoritarianism by the right wing generally and the GOP particularly. Last week, I started to write about the light sentences and kid glove treatment afforded the white supremacist (Yes white supremacists. Think about the color of the voters of those contested … Continue reading This is Not a Drill

Confronting Evil

When I read that the former President wanted members of the military to shoot #BlackLivesMatter protesters last summer, I was shocked but upon reflection, not surprised. After doing some meditating, I had an aha moment. We are dealing with evil. I looked up the word to make sure I was not being hyperbolic. Merriam-Webster definition … Continue reading Confronting Evil