EJS’s Lisa Holder on NPR’s ‘On Point’ Discussing DNA and Civil Rights

EJS Interim Legal Director Lisa Holder was a guest on today’s NPR On Point radio show to discuss the civil rights implications of new DNA technology. EJS, the Center for Genetics and Society, and Pete Shanks, in December 2018 filed suit against the State of California for its collection and retention of genetic profiles from […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 62

Yes, artificial intelligence can be racist. Vox Florida’s top elections official abruptly resigned after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. HuffPost S. officials to start pushing asylum seekers back across the border. LA Times The son of Martin Luther King Jr. criticized Vice President Mike Pence for […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 61

A Republican lawmaker from Missouri reportedly apologized Thursday for shouting “Go back to Puerto Rico!” on the House floor while Rep. Tony Cárdenas was waiting to speak. Washington Post 3 Chicago officers acquitted of covering up for colleague who shot Laquan McDonald. NBC News “Birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. But #Barr […]
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EJS Thwarts the School-to-Prison Pipeline

One unfortunate reality about U.S. education and the criminal justice system is that disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of children of color often lead these children into prisons and jails (the school-to-prison pipeline). Nationally, zero-tolerance discipline has resulted in students of color (especially Black students), students with disabilities, LGBTQ youth, and trauma-affected children being disproportionately impacted […]
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This Week in White Supremacy: Week 60

Thousands of immigration hearings have been canceled due to the partial government shutdown, leaving immigrants in legal limbo as they await rescheduled dates that could be as late as 2022. CBS News The GOP’s sexualized assault of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dame Trump’s shutdown will hit Black Americans the hardest. HuffPost The Tarrant County Republicans in Texas […]
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