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Coronavirus-related hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans may be undercounted, CSUSB professor says
NBC News/Center for Public Integrity
April 16, 2020

Researchers, including Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, were interviewed about reports of an alarming surge in anti-Asian racism related to COVID-19 that started more than two months ago. From Koreatown in Los Angeles to Greenwich Village in New York City, Asians have been harassed, pushed, spit upon and attacked under the false assumption that they are to blame for the deadly coronavirus.

Levin said that NYPD's hate crime task force is one of the best in the country at collecting hate crime data. Frequently, he said, an uptick in reports in New York is a harbinger of more hate crimes across the country.

But even as more reports trickle in to police, Levin said that official statistics likely undercount the problem. At least 80 cities with more than 100,000 residents and two entire states — Alabama and Wyoming — did not document a single hate crime to the FBI in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available.

Read the complete article at “Federal agencies are doing little about the rise in anti-Asian hate.”

Virtual ITS Tech Talks event features keynote, panels and demonstrations
High Desert Daily
April 15, 2020

Through a keynote presentation, faculty and student panel discussions, and instructional technology demonstrations, the Cal State San Bernardino Division of Information Technology Services delivered its fourth annual ITS Tech Talks virtually on April 14.

CSUSB faculty mentioned in this article who lead presentations or panel discussions were:

  • Monty Van Wart, professor of public administration and interim chair of Educational Leadership and Technology;
  • Craig Seal, management;
  • Oraib Mango, world languages and literatures;
  • Bibiana Diaz, world languages and literatures;
  • Sharon Kalkoske, teacher education and foundation; and
  • Mihaela Popescu, ATI faculty associate and professor in communication studies.

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