Michael Harriot on Twitter: "Back then, there were 54 Senators (the old racist states hadn't rejoined yet), which meant they needed 36 votes to convict Johnson. They got 35. No senator who voted to acquit Johnson ever held an elective office again."
A coalition of national advocacy groups representing millions of people issued a statement castigating the U.S. Senate for voting to acquit President Trump. Led by Free Speech For People, the statement is co-signed by: By the People, Center for Popular Democracy, Common Defense, Equal Justice Society, Greenpeace USA, Progressive Democrats of America, Revolving Door Project, and Women’s March.
Amalee Beattie, a 1L at Berkeley Law, and Josh Cottle, a 2L at University of Minnesota Law School, will join the Equal Justice Society as summer law clerks on May 26. EJS summer law clerks perform legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas of civil rights and racial justice. They may also include assist with … Continue reading Amalee Beattie and Josh Cottle to Join EJS as Summer Law Clerks
The Root: Here's How Many People Police Killed in 2019: "After we sorted through the data, here are some other startling facts about 2019’s officer-involved killings: A black person was three-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by cop than a white person. A Hispanic person was one-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #110: The Root – Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2019
UPDATE FEBRUARY 3, 2020: The recording of the webinar is embedded below and additional resources are posted on the ABA website. https://youtu.be/5E82JMfaeNc Lisa Holder, Of Counsel to the Equal Justice Society, will be one of the speakers on a webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. The webinar, … Continue reading Lisa Holder on ABA Webinar ‘Education as Preparation for Civic Participation’
The Washington Post - Black Americans are deeply pessimistic about the country under Trump, whom more than 8 in 10 describe as ‘a racist,’ Post-Ipsos poll finds President Trump made a stark appeal to black Americans during the 2016 election when he asked, “What have you got to lose?” Three years later, black Americans have rendered their … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #109: Black Americans are deeply pessimistic about the country under Trump
Voter suppression is happening in many states throughout the country. Voter purging and restrictive identification requirements are preventing voters from fully participating in our democracy, disproportionately affecting voters of color. There’s an active movement working in those states to silence people who were historically denied access to the ballot box. The Equal Justice Society is … Continue reading Join Us on April 4 for a Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit
Bernice King on Twitter: "Racism is not mere disagreement. It places Black children in a pipeline to prison, demonizes unarmed Black men for ‘being murdered,’ and cages Brown people who are seeking asylum. It is economic, systemic and power-hungry. It is beyond time to exorcise this demon out of America." http://bit.ly/38h50Ii THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #108: Bernice King: ‘Racism is not mere disagreement. It is economic, systemic and power-hungry.’