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CSUSB professor comments on pro-Trump PAC returning campaign donation of a white nationalist
NPR via KPCC (Pasadena)
July 25, 2020

The Committee To Defend The President, a pro-Trump super PAC, is returning a $1,000 political contribution from Earl Holt III, a white nationalist whose racist web posts were cited by the white man who killed nine Black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., in 2015. A lawyer for the super PAC quickly said the funds were being returned after the group was alerted to the donation by NPR.

 "Earl Holt opposed school integration and interracial marriage, despised MLK, used racist language to refer to Blacks, glorifies the confederacy," said Brian Levin at the non-partisan Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino and a professor of criminal justice. "He was responsible for mainstreaming efforts relating to white supremacist doctrines for decades, a loathsome person no serious candidate of any party should want to align themselves with."

Read the complete article at “Pro-Trump group returns donation from white nationalist after media inquiry.”

CSUSB professor quoted in article on how Arab Americans perceive the Trump presidency (in Arabic)
Al-Quds Al-Arabi Newspaper
July 25, 2020

Ahlam Muhtaseb, director of CSUSB’s Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and a professor of communication studies, was interviewed by the Arabic-language newspaper about the Arab American community’s perception of Donald Trump and his presidency as he makes a bid for a second term.

She said Trump represents the spirit of the U.S. and its “pure capitalist principles” that put government at the service of corporations and the wealthy, not at the service of its citizens. Furthermore, "One way or another, he brought to the surface the racism and hatred of Islam by attacking blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, women, the working class, etc.," Muhtaseb said, according to a Google translation of the article. "He is a person with superior ideologies that translate into how he perceives things: he wants to be king in a republic, so he begins his presidency by appointing many members of his family as high-level advisers."

The complete article, in Arabic, can be read at (translated by Google), “How do Arab Americans think Trump can stay in power for the next four years?

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