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Forum on making remote learning equitable will include CSUSB professor
The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2020

Towards the end of her weekly newsletter, the news site’s senior writer Goldie Blumenstyk, mentioned a virtual forum that she will host that will include Enrique Murillo Jr., a professor of education at California State University, San Bernardino and executive director of its Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD).

The program will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, June 29.

Murillo and his fellow panelists will discuss the policies and strategies that provosts, deans, and other campus leaders should consider to make remote learning more equitable.

Register for the event online at “Equity in Remote Education.”

CSUSB professor discusses the profile of the extremist ‘Boogaloo’ movement
Task & Purpose
June 24, 2020

A website that focuses on military news included Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, in an article about the threat posed by the anti-government extremist “Boogaloo” movement.

Levin said the term “Boogaloo” is now broadly used among a certain subset of far-right extremists to refer to coming violent conflicts, a conflict that so-called “Boogaloo boys” — adherents of the movement frequently identified in crowds by their tactical gear and Hawaiian shirts — are urgently preparing for.

The Boogaloo movement’s particular mantra and symbols are “an extension of far-right white supremacist extremism that has existed for some time, but with a quirky subculture and a contemporary prism,” Levin said. “For some, the ‘Boogaloo’ (is) a race war; for others, it’s a holy war. And that concept’s been a rallying cry within the far-right for decades.”

Indeed, the “Boogaloo” concept, weaponized in meme form and promulgated on Facebook pages and Discord channels, is “quirky enough to promote curiosity at the very least,” Levin says. “It’s not like a swastika or a Klan hood, it doesn’t have that history, but it does appeal to individuals who have certain leanings.”

Read the complete article at “Meet the ‘Boogaloo boys,’ the violent extremists attracting members of the US military.”

CSUSB professor’s column: ‘COVID-19: The second social-distancing threat to our way of life in thirteen years’
Psychology Today
June 23, 2020

Anthony Silard, a CSUSB public administration professor and an award-winning scholar, author and international consultant, wrote an article for the website’s blog: “The coronavirus is the second threat to our way of life in the past 13 years to result in unprecedented social distancing. The first, which appeared in 2007, is the smartphone.”

While the devices offer many benefits, Silard wrote, “Let’s consider some of the smartphone’s destructive consequences to how we experience our lives by focusing on some highly negative intrapersonal outcomes it has worsened: loneliness, depression and anxiety, and diminished empathy.”  

Read the complete article at “COVID-19: The second social-distancing threat to our way of life in thirteen years.”

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