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CSUSB professor writes on ‘Why New Mexico elects more women of color than the rest of the country’
Jan. 31, 2020
How and why of the state of New Mexico electing more women of color than the rest of the country was the topic of an article co-authored by Meredith Conroy, CSUSB assistant professor of political science, and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight senior writer.
“Women of color have been serving in elected office in New Mexico for almost as long as the state has existed, starting with Soledad Chávez Chacón, who was elected secretary of state in 1922 — only a decade after New Mexico was admitted as the country’s 47th state,” the article said.
Read the complete article at “Why New Mexico elects more women of color than the rest of the country.”

Increase in hate crimes are a concern during an election year, CSUSB professor says
Jan. 30, 2020
The news website, in an article about the increase in hate crimes in the nation’s largest cites, cited a previous interview Brian Levin, director of the CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, gave on the topic.
The hate crime statistics indicate just how bad the divisiveness in this country has gotten. 'I can tell you, with an election season coming up, we really have to be concerned because over the last decade, the three worst months were all around politically charged events,' Levin told the Los Angeles Times. 'Hate crimes tend to go up in election years, and most recently, the most diverse and bluest cities are where we've been seeing some of the biggest increases.'  
Read the complete article at “Hate crimes in major cities are up. The statistics tell us a lot about the world we're living in.”

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