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CSUSB professor co-authors article examining how black Americans view their racial identity
June 10, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Perry Bacon Jr., FiveThirtyEight senior writer, took a look at how black Americans view their racial identity in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers and the broader issue of how police treat black people.

They wrote: “The overwhelming majority of black Americans view their racial identity as a core part of their overall identity, and this black identity and kinship with other black people has likely been heightened by Floyd’s killing and the resulting debate over the status of black people in the United States.”

Read the complete article at “How Black Americans view their racial identity.”

Latest U.S. economic sanctions on Iran will not ‘have any demonstrable or noticeable effect,’ CSUSB professor says
Press TV
June 9, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on the U.S. Treasury Department adding 125 Iranian ships and tankers to its sanctions list, months after Trump administration officials announced the move in December following accusations of supporting proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The sanctions are the latest the administration has imposed since May 2018, when it pulled the U.S. out of the multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran, the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China in 2015.  The Trump administration, saying it wants a stronger agreement, has imposed economic sanctions to bring Iran to the negotiating table.

Yaghoubian said the new sanctions “are not going to have any demonstrable or noticeable effect in achieving the goals of the Trump regime, vis-a-vie Iran or Venezuela (another target of U.S. sanctions).”

Both countries, he said, "will continue to pursue their own sovereign economic goals.”

Watch the segment online at “U.S. imposes new sanctions against Iran tankers.”

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