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The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino is a nonpartisan research and policy center that examines the ways that Bigotry, advocacy of extreme methods, or Terrorism, both Domestically and Internationally deny civil or Human Rights to people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant status characteristics. The center seeks to aid scholars, community activists, government officials, law enforcement, the media and others with objective information to aid them in their examination and implementation of law, education and policy.

We are unique in that we are fiercely Non-Partisan and seek to promote clear and accurate discourse and debate on the important issues of by countering  censorship, violence, bigotry, and tactical falsehoods.

We study and vigorously OPPOSE the following:

Censorship: attempts by government and academia to limit or criminalize speech or a free press because some regard the expression as offensive, bigoted, blasphemous, politically unpopular or unpatriotic. However, we vigorously exercise our right to expose and condemn

Violence: those who use, advocate, or glorify extrajudicial violence as a means to achieve social or political change

Bigotry: those who promote bigotry on the basis of race, religion, non-belief, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and other status characteristics

Attacks on Pluralistic Democracy: efforts to undermine the ideals, processes and institutions of a pluralistic democracy.

Falsehoods: The tactical injection of baseless falsehoods and conspiracy theories used for to undermine intelligent debate on important issues.