‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

"Litigating Implicit Bias," an article by EJS President Eva Paterson, appears in the latest issue of Poverty & Race, a bi-monthly newsletter by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. PRRAC is an organization that connects advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promotes a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality … Continue reading ‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford, EJS Director of Law and Policy, was the guest lecturer today at Ruth Chance Monday, sponsored by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Joining theory and practice, Ruth Chance Mondays is a biweekly luncheon speakers series that brings prominent social justice practitioners to Boalt Hall to discuss current issues and … Continue reading Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

Reggie Shuford, EJS Director of Law and Policy, was the guest lecturer today at Ruth Chance Monday, sponsored by Berkeley Law's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Joining theory and practice, Ruth Chance Mondays is a biweekly luncheon speakers series that brings prominent social justice practitioners to Boalt Hall to discuss current issues and … Continue reading Reggie Shuford Lecture on Implicit Bias and the Law at Berkeley Law’s Ruth Chance Mondays

EJS Joins Lawyers’ Committee in Filing Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Staub v. Proctor Hospital

The Equal Justice Society joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and AARP in filing an amicus brief (PDF available for download here) in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting the petitioner in Staub v. Proctor Hospital.  The brief urges the Court to recognize employer liability for the unlawful bias of … Continue reading EJS Joins Lawyers’ Committee in Filing Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Staub v. Proctor Hospital

EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

The Equal Justice Society, the Asian American Institute and thirty-six other public interest organizations, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, have filed an amicus brief in Friendly House v. Whiting, supporting the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction against SB 1070, Arizona’s disturbing new immigration statute. The lawsuit, a class … Continue reading EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

Dying While Black: An Examination of Race and the California Death Penalty

Photo by nodeathpenalty.org The foundation of the Equal Justice Society is based on the premise that racial justice cannot be achieved when the law fails to reflect actual experience. Under existing equal protection law, the constricted “Intent Doctrine” (as established in the 1976 United States Supreme Court decision Washington v. Davis) ignores much of what … Continue reading Dying While Black: An Examination of Race and the California Death Penalty

Dying While Black: An Examination of Race and the California Death Penalty

Photo by nodeathpenalty.org The foundation of the Equal Justice Society is based on the premise that racial justice cannot be achieved when the law fails to reflect actual experience. Under existing equal protection law, the constricted “Intent Doctrine” (as established in the 1976 United States Supreme Court decision Washington v. Davis) ignores much of what … Continue reading Dying While Black: An Examination of Race and the California Death Penalty

How the Amazon ‘Glitch’ Relates to Structural Discrimination and Racism

Technologist Mary Hodder discussed yesterday on the blog TechCrunch the ethical issues related to the Amazon 'glitch' that removed the rankings of gay content made me think about analogies between the technical causes of the glitch and how unconscious bias can fuel structural racism. Background on the Amazon ‘glitch’ issue from Wikipedia (edited): Users on … Continue reading How the Amazon ‘Glitch’ Relates to Structural Discrimination and Racism