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Published: 7 years ago

Washington Supreme Court’s Sweeping Call to Fix Racial Bias in Jury Selection

As the Seattle Times reports: Justices on the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday decried what they described as persistent racial bias in jury selection and called for new protections against it, possibly including the abolition of a legal tradition that dates back more than …

Published: 8 years ago

Women of Color in Law Luncheon: “In Search of Love: Conversations with Women of Color in Law About The Politics of Personal Relationships”

  I will be moderating this event, which promises to be the liveliest legal luncheon ever. More info:

Published: 13 years ago

The Cost of Sounding Black

    When I teach my Race and the Law course, I devote at least a day to the topic of accent discrimination, which I consider one of the most understudied and under-reported phenomena in the United States.  Thankfully, a new paper by University …

Published: 15 years ago

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: Tom Cruise and the Historical Accuracy of The Last Samurai

As an American of Japanese descent, I am an expert on all things Japanese. Admittedly, I’ve spent little time in Japan, I can’t read the language, and I’ve never studied anything relating to – or rhyming with – Japan. Nonetheless, I satisfy the two …