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Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the Cal State San Bernardino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, had a busy day on Nov. 2.
The Wisconsin Public Radio station interviewed Levin about the impact the Ku Klux Klan’s embrace of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would have in the campaign. The Trump campaign denounced the KKK’s support, which came in the form of a front-page article in its newspaper. The podcast of that interview can be heard at “Official KKK newspaper embraces Donald Trump.”
He was also interviewed for a Huffington Post article that took a look at what could happen if Trump lost the Nov. 8 election, and the possible reaction of white nationalists, who have publically supported the candidate. That article can be read at “Even if Trump loses, white nationalists say they’ve won.”
Levin’s Wednesday morning class hosted Trenna Meins, a CSUSB alumna whose husband, Damian, was one of the 14 people killed in the Dec. 2 shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. In a question-and-answer format, Levin and Meins sat side-by-side at a table conversing for an hour and 20 minutes in front of 100 students.
Coverage can be found at:
- “Wife of San Bernardino terror attack victim speaks,” on KNBC Channel 4;
- “Woman who lost husband at Dec. 2 mass shooting speaks to CSUSB students,” on KCBS and KCAL; and
- “Widow of Dec. 2 victim Damian Meins talks about staying strong,” in The Press-Enterprise, and at “Woman who lost husband at Dec. 2 mass shooting speaks to CSUSB students” at news.csusb.edu.