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Ethnic conflict in India and the sacred cow discussed by CSUSB economics professorFrance 24Jan. 28, 2019Rishabh Kumar, associate professor of economics at California State University, San Bernardino and researcher on economics and inequality in India, was interviewed by the French news network about how the concept of the sacred cow drives ethnic conflict in India.The article is in Spanish and the video report is in French, with Spanish subtitles.Read the article and view the report at “La vaca sagrada, el negocio de la discordia en India.”
Scope of one anti-Semitism study may be a little narrow, CSUSB professor says The New York Jewish WeekJan. 30, 2019 Just days after an Anti-Defamation League report found that nearly all murders committed by identified extremists last year were carried out by “right-wing extremists,” a survey by Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs cites an alarming rise in anti-Semitism around the world, calling the “far right” largely responsible. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played down the ministry’s findings about right-wing extremism, pointing instead to the threat posed by extremists on the left and Islamists. The ADL’s findings “are very similar” to those of a soon-to-be-released study by the California-based Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said Brian Levin, its director and professor of criminal justice at Cal State San Bernardino. His study of hate crimes in the 24 largest metropolitan areas in the country show a disproportionate number committed by extreme right-wingers. While not directly challenging the findings of the ADL’s study, Levin questioned its scope, which focused on murders rather than a wider variety of acts, such as vandalism, hate speech and online incitement. (The ADL does publish an annual audit of such acts.) “There’s more to the story – you can’t measure anti-Semitism [just] by counting the number of murders,” he said. Read the complete article at “Increasing threat from extremists on the right.”
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