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Trayvon Martin and Implicit Bias

Eva Paterson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Crime
Eva Paterson

I have read that the brain processes 400 billion bits of information a second, but we are only aware of 2,000 of those. We do not have time to sort through and analyze all these information so our brain and mind take shortcuts.

25 Years Later, McCleskey Decision Still Fosters Racism by Ignoring It

Eva Paterson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Eva Paterson

Few cases involving the intersection of race, criminal law, and procedure have had the reach and impact of McCleskey v. Kemp, a United States Supreme Court decision decided 25 years ago, on April 22, 1987.

An Innocent Man on Death Row

Eva Paterson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime
Eva Paterson

Anthony Graves, father of three and an African American man with no violent past, was on death row in Texas for more than a decade. We talked with Anthony about his long fight for freedom and his work to replace the death penalty with life without parole.

Three Lessons From Brown v. Board Of Education

Eva Paterson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Eva Paterson

As we mark the 57th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we want to highlight three lessons we have learned from this monumental and hard-fought victory.

Protecting the 14th Amendment

Eva Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eva Paterson

For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from fre...