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

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

Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

EJS has been fortunate to work with Tanene Allison on the past, especially when she worked for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. The topic of dissent and the role of artists in helping us more towards a new and improved American democracy is something that resonates with our work. This was originally published … Continue reading Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

NY Post Editorial Cartoon: Simian Stereotypes and Cartoonist Excuses

If nothing else, the now-infamous New York Post cartoon by Sean Delonas published Wednesday showing a chimp shot to death by police officers should be a clear answer to the question of whether we're in a "post-racial" America. As EJS President Eva Paterson and others have argued, the answer to that question is a resounding … Continue reading NY Post Editorial Cartoon: Simian Stereotypes and Cartoonist Excuses

President Appoints Tony West as Asst. Attorney General, Civil Division

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his nomination of Morrison & Foerster partner Tony West to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. “I am grateful to have these distinguished individuals joining my administration, and I have the greatest confidence that their service will meet the highest standards of … Continue reading President Appoints Tony West as Asst. Attorney General, Civil Division