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Sheconomy Zoom discussion at CSUSB focuses on impact of COVID-19
NBC Los Angeles
Oct. 28, 2020

Prior to the start of the third annual ShEconomy virtual panel discussion on Oct. 28 at CSUSB, the newscast included an interview with Francisca Beer, associate dean of CSUSB’s Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, who gave a brief preview of the event.

CSUSB professor gives broader perspective on diversity, hate and racism
Precinct Reporter
Oct. 29, 2020

An article about social justice, diversity, hate and racism included an interview with Mary Texeira, a professor of sociology at California State University, San Bernardino. She said that while hate crime is wicked, the other big problem with race in America is the closed doors to decent schools, decent hospitals.

“There is some belief in the medical community that Black people don’t hurt as much as white people. It’s the 1,000 cuts hate crime, no vacancies in this apartment complex, or a financial CEO a couple [recently] said they can’t find any qualified Black applicants for this job,” she said.

Texeira is one of the faculty organizers of the ongoing series, “Conversations on Race and Policing.” She also teaches over 1,000 students each year in her race and racism class.  Sometimes, her students say the class has changed their perspective in life, but often the long-term impact is not easy to gauge.

“Those of us at this fight for decades, how do you measure it? To me, I measure it by what we talk about all the time in our classes — the impediments to people living good decent lives with decent jobs,” she said.

Sending Black and brown men to prison in droves while letting police go unpunished for their crimes is equally criminal.

“We want to put a cap on lawsuits against police officers, Qualified Immunity is as much a hate crime. It means that officers can go out and do what they want, and not be held responsible for it,” Texeira said.

Read the complete article at “Reflections on diversity, hate and racism.”

CSUSB professor discusses U.S. lifting of bans on investment in Israeli settlements
Press TV
Oct. 28, 2020

Ahlam Muhtaseb, CSUSB professor of communication studies, was interviewed for a segment on Washington and Tel Aviv signing protocols to amend a series of agreements that will end U.S. restrictions on funding for Israeli research in occupied territories. Palestinian officials condemned the move as a dangerous precedent, the news report said, saying it amounts to an actual American participation in the occupation of Palestinian lands.

“This comes just as a continuation of the unilateral, one-sided support approach that the Trump administration has been following of this so-called peace process,” Muhtaseb said. “This only emboldens Israel to grab more land.”


CSUSB professor interviewed about potential election-related violence
KRON TV San Francisco
Oct. 29, 2020

Brian Levin, director of the CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about the potential for violence related to the Nov. 3 presidential election, regardless of who wins.

“I think the biggest threat is from loaners and these expanding cells,” Levin said. He referred to the cell that authorities said plotted to kidnap Michigan’s governor, kill law enforcement officers and trigger a civil war. He also referred to a member of the Booglaloo Boys extremist group who is accused of killing a federal officer in Oakland and a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy.

Levin said local law enforcement is aware of the elevated risk, and “I don’t think we need to be alarmist about it. I think that the average person should keep their eyes open, and call the FBI if there is voter intimidation.”

These news clips and others may be viewed at “In the Headlines."