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Minorities, Women Making Gains in California Courts

April 5, 2012
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Minorities account for 57 percent, or 22.3 million, of California’s 37 million people, according to the census. Two-thirds of the minority residents are Hispanic. The vast majority of California judges, however, are white men.  Women and minorities have been making gains, but Jill Friedman, president of Women Lawyers of Ventura County, admits “There is a lack...
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    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]

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    Slipping Under   Like a ghost, I prepare a bath behind a door   that hasn’t locked long as I remember.   When my mother or grandmother knocks at the open door,   I obscure what they call my “new breasts” under the soap water   and focus on the [...]

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    CONFESSION Sometimes one willingly enters a dark and empty space, the creaking of the loose boards below, the phantom moonlight above. · I had a dream that I was carrying a wounded deer in my arms. He lay there limp, depending on me completely and solely for the permission to [...]