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CSUSB professor interviewed for article on arrest of suspected white supremacists from CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesOct. 3, 2018Although California is known as a liberal bastion, the state has long been a hub for white nationalism, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at UC San Bernardino.“You could have a whole treatise just on California hate,” Levin said.Historically, California was “the symbol of manifest destiny,” he said. But modern-day white nationalists also bristle at California’s status as a melting pot and a testing ground for liberal ideas, holding it up as “the time-travel machine of what America must avoid.”Nearly a century ago, the Ku Klux Klan was a strong political force in Anaheim, holding a majority of City Council seats before a recall effort led to their ouster. While Klan activity decreased dramatically in California and the rest of the country over the course of the 20th century, many of the alt-right groups started in recent years have California founders or connections. In 2016, the first Klan rally in years in Southern California was held in Anaheim.“California is one of those ground-zero places,” Levin said. “These new fragmented groups are looking to do in-your-face kind of stuff in blue places.”Read the complete article at 'Suburban California white supremacists at center of Charlottesville hate conspiracy case.”
2018 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards finalist announcedInland Empire.usOct. 2,2018Award winners will be announced on Nov. 15 at the black-tie gala at the Riverside Convention Center. Now in its 16th year, the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards event has honored the top business leaders of the Inland region since its inception in 2003.“Every great entrepreneur knows that to be successful, you have to expect the unexpected,” said Mike Stull, founder of The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards and Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE). “Our 16th annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur celebrates this, but the one thing that isn’t unexpected is the outstanding group of finalists we have again this year – further proof that Inland Southern California is home to some of the most impressive entrepreneurs you will ever find.”Read the complete article at “2018 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards finalist announced.”
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