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Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.

09/23/2014

A noose was found hanging on an Oakland Public Works truck used by African-American workers. (CBS)

Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American Employees

Oakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.

08/27/2014

Motown creator and founder, Berry Gordy Jr., honored on the steps of Oakland City Hall. August 18, 2014. (photo by: Dave Padilla)

Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown’s Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall

It’s Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.

08/18/2014

Marcus Books San Francisco (photo courtesy CBS SF)

SF Supervisor Notes Lack Of Diversity, Seeks To Help Save Fillmore’s Marcus Books

A San Francisco supervisor is asking for more time to raise the money to buy a prominent African-American bookstore in the Fillmore District after a long struggle to prevent eviction.

05/19/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

Preliminary admissions data show that 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 in-state applicants who were offered a spot. That compares to 16,378 white residents, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants.

04/18/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Stop Blacks At Far Higher Rate, Asians Top Traffic Stops

Oakland Police said in a preliminary report released on Monday that while blacks comprise 28 percent of Oakland’s population, they accounted for 62 percent of nearly 15,000 police stops during an eight-month period last year.

03/24/2014

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

Jesse Jackson To Take On Lack Of Diversity At Silicon Valley Tech Firms

Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

03/18/2014

Goldencents jockey Kevin Krigger, speaks to the media following a morning training session in preparation for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Derby SoCal Horse Goldencents’ Jockey Could Make History

Kevin Krigger can make history by becoming the first African-American to win the Run for the Roses since Jimmy Winkfield captured the historic race in consecutive years in 1901 and 1902.

05/04/2013

Leo Nocentelli (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Famed Guitarist Claims Racism Led To SF Hotel Check-In Flap

A world-renowned guitarist nominated for induction into the Rock-And-Roll Hall Of Fame was allegedly told he couldn’t put a credit card deposit on a San Francisco hotel room because he is black.

10/26/2012

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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