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Cal State San Bernardino center reaches out to disabled inland youthsThe Press-EnterpriseFeb. 1, 2019 A program at Cal State San Bernardino helps children with developmental disabilities and their families connect with each other and the community. The University Center for Developmental Disabilities serves youths in Riverside and San Bernardino counties with development disability and their families. Founded in 1989, the center was developed by Cal State San Bernardino and the Inland Regional Center. Over the years, it has evolved, complementing existing programs and offering support services. Some helped by the University Center for Developmental Disabilities later went on to college. What sets the program apart is its focus on families, Dwight Sweeney, its director and professor of special education, rehabilitation & counseling, said. The center serves children with a range of developmental disabilities and serves the entire family. This gives families a place where they can get together. “No one else is doing something quite the same,” Sweeney said. “Once families get in they don’t want to leave the program.” Read the complete article at “Cal State San Bernardino center reaches out to disabled Inland youths.”
U.S. hate crimes spiked around the 2018 midterms, CSUSB report saysNBC NewsFeb. 1, 2019 Hate crimes in major U.S. cities spiked around the time of the 2018 midterms, suggesting that extremist political rhetoric may be carrying over into actions. The fall of 2018 had sharp increases in hate crimes in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, said Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. 'In 2018, we saw spikes around election time in various U.S. cities, including the largest three,' Levin told NBC News.Though the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism has yet to finish its annual report, one reason why these diverse cities may be seeing more severe incidents of hate is that 'hate-mongers' feel emboldened, Levin said. In Los Angeles, for example, hate crimes fell in the first half of 2018 by 6.8 percent. But because they shot up in the latter half of the year, hate crimes were up overall by 12.5 percent compared to the previous year, according to Los Angeles Police Department numbers. In the months around the 2018 midterms, October to December, hate crimes in the city rose more than 31 percent compared to the same period a year before. African-American, LGBTQ, Jewish and Latino communities appeared to be the most frequent targets. 'In looking at this correlation, we believe that around highly charged emotional events, like a terrorist attack or an election, the bully pulpit can make a difference,' Levin told NBC News. Read the complete article at “U.S. hate crimes spiked around the 2018 midterms, report says.”Ebony later picked up a version of the report and posted it as “Report: Hate crimes spiked around 2018 midterm elections.”
D.C. hate crimes nearly double since 2016, with LGBTQ community the biggest target, CSUSB study saysThe Washington PostFeb. 2, 2019 The number of hate crimes in the District of Columbia rose sharply in 2018, nearly doubling the total attributed to bias in the city just two years earlier, according to city statistics. Crimes based on sexual orientation topped the list, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, a research center at California State University at San Bernardino. The center analyzed the rise in hate crimes in the District and in cities across the nation in its annual report on bias crimes. “D.C. is at an all-time high,” said Brian Levin, the professor who led the research study. The District logged 209 hate crimes in 2018, up from 179 in 2017, 107 in 2016, and 66 in 2015. Of the 20 largest cities Levin analyzed, all but four saw an uptick in hate crimes from 2017 to 2018, and the District’s two-year rise was among the most significant. Read the complete article at “D.C. hate crimes nearly double since 2016, with LGBTQ community the biggest target.”
CSUSB professor comments on Bay Area restaurant’s attempt to ban MAGA hatsKCBS Radio San FranciscoFeb. 3, 2019 Kevin Grisham, assistant director of research for CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment on a Bay Area restaurant that had tried to ban the read Make America Great Again baseball caps that have become polarizing political symbols. Grisham said he understood the restaurant owner’s position, but that it did nothing to bridge the gap between the opposing viewpoints. Amid backlash, the restaurant relented on its ban. Listen to the segment at” CSUSB professor comments on Bay Area restaurant’s attempt to ban MAGA hats.”
Los Angeles sees increase in hate crimes in 2018, CSUSB study showsKCRW Radio Los AngelesJan 31, 2019 The public broadcasting station aired a segment on the latest hate crime study by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, which found that hate crimes in Los Angeles increased by 13 percent from 2017 to 2018, led by incidents against people for their sexual orientation or gender identity. “When we have a conflictual event, like a terror attack, or now, a political event like an election, there sometimes seems to be a spike in hate crime,” said Brian Levin, director of the center. The increase in Los Angeles mirrors a nationwide trend – New York and San Francisco, for example, saw more hate crimes in the same period, the report said. Listen to the segment at “Los Angeles sees increase in hate crimes in 2018, CSUSB study shows.”
Continuing coverage of suspected hate-fueled vandalism om L.A. includes perspective from CSUSB professorKNX Radio Los AngelesFeb. 4, 2019 The news station has been airing an interview with Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, as part of its continuing coverage of the vandalism of a synagogue and incidents at three Armenian schools in the San Fernando Valley. The segment used the latest study by the center – which showed a 13 percent increase in hate crimes in Los Angeles – to provide context to report.
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