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Enrique Murillo, executive director of Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD), discussed with the Spanish-language newspaper the importance of attending the March 28 LEAD Summit X at Cal State San Bernardino 'There is still a crisis in the education of Latinos,' explained Murillo. 'Although we are the largest minority population in the country, our achievements in the education system are not on par with the other ethnic groups.' The tenth LEAD Summit will bring together community leaders, educators, students, parents, activists and politicians who will address the educational challenges of the Latino community. Registration for the free conference is open until March 20 and can be done at The main speakers will be Alex Padilla, Secretary of California, and Maria del Rosario Castro, who is an activist, educator and mother of the twin brothers Julián and Joaquín Castro, two politicians from San Antonio, Texas. The topics that will be discussed will include the importance of the Latino vote and the Census 2020. 'The future of the country is in our hands and we should take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us,' added Murillo. Read the complete article, in Spanish, at “SAN BERNARDINO: La crísis educativa entre los latinos será abordada en conferencia de CSUSB.'
CSUSB professor interviewed about deadly terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosquesKNX Radio (Los Angeles)March 15, 2019 Throughout most of Friday morning, the all-news radio station in Los Angeles interviewed Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, for his thoughts on the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand on March 15 that left at least 49 people dead. One suspect reportedly left a manifesto online, using the rhetoric of white supremacists and white nationalists against Muslims. The news report said experts believe such an attack could have easily happened in the U.S., Canada or Europe. In such places where anti-Muslim bigotry has been mainstreamed, there are “ticking timebombs,” Levin said. “Among their most frequent targets for aggression and derision are Muslims,” Levin said. “This is related to a theme that discusses the diminishing place of whites in various European and other societies.” While there has been a decline in anti-Muslim crimes in major U.S. cities in recent years, the news station quoted Levin as saying that there has been a disturbing amount of bullying against Muslim school children and harassment of worshipers at mosques. 
Despite attention given to actor’s alleged hate crime hoax, such fake reports are rare, CSUSB center reportsBustleMarch 14, 2019 In coverage of actor Jussie Smollett’s court appearance on March 14 – the actor is accused of faking a hate-inspired attack against himself in Chicago – the news site cited Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. “If Smollett is ultimately found guilty, his allegedly staged attack will be among the very few cases of hate crime hoaxes that occur every year. According to research completed by Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University in San Bernardino, only 0.2 percent of hate crimes reported between 2016 and 2018 were faked,” the news site reported. Read the complete article at “Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges of lying about a hate crime.”
CSUSB professor interviewed for an article about an ancient Nordic religion experiencing a renaissance among white supremacists Brewminate Writer Will Carless’s article on white supremacists turning to a religion called Odinism to justify their racism included a comment from ,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.  “Odinism is undergoing a renaissance,” Levins aid. “Now is a great time for Odinism because it fits into this historical narrative about European cultural greatness and a connection between whiteness and nationality.” Wrote Carless: “Today’s racist Odinists say it is the only pure religion for white people, one not ‘mongrelized’ by the Jewish prophet Jesus. They see themselves as warriors, ready to reclaim America for the white race and fight against a white genocide, driven by Jews, that has left the greatest country on Earth in tatters. … “Odinists worship ancient Norse gods such as Thor and Odin. They typically wear pendants of Thor’s hammer around their necks and meet for rituals in the woods, where they drink mead from a communal horn, read ancient poetry and occasionally slaughter animals in sacrifice to the gods.” Read the complete article at “White supremacists hijack ancient nordic religion for hate.”
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