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CSUSB professor: ‘How a record number of Republican women will — and won’t — change Congress’
Nov. 16, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, wrote: “More women will serve in the 117th Congress than ever before: At least 142 will take their seats in the next Congress, according to ABC News race projections, and that number could continue to grow as we don’t yet know who will win several competitive House races featuring women.

“But regardless of how many more women win, the 2018 record of 127 women in Congress has already been shattered. What’s more, the incoming class of women in Congress is not almost exclusively Democrats, as was the case in 2018); instead, at least 35 Republican women are expected to join the 117th Congress, up from 22 in 2018, with some races still too close to call.”

Read the complete article at “How a record number of Republican women will — and won’t — change Congress.”

CSUSB education professor co-authors new book on success stories of college students of Mexican descent
Penn State News
Nov. 13, 2020

Nancy Acevedo, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino, and Gilberto Q. Conchas, Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State University, have published a new book, "The Chicana/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance and Educational Success" (Harvard Education Press).

The book chronicles the experiences of first-generation, Mexican-descent college students who have overcome the hurdles on their path to success, Acevedo and Conchas elevate the voices of students at both a research university and at a community college to reveal key issues and factors impacting and shaping the students’ academic journeys.

Read the complete article at “Researchers highlight success stories of Mexican-descent college students.”

Street Medicine program at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus receives $50,000 grant
Uken Report
Nov. 16, 2020

For the second time in two months the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus has received a grant to support its Street Medicine program.

In September, the program received a $5,000 grant from the Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP).

Now, the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus to support its Street Medicine program.

“The funds from the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation will provide support for us to continue our efforts to grow our Street Medicine program,” said Diane Vines, street medicine program coordinator and CSUSB nursing faculty member. “We are providing much-needed healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley, and preparing our future nurses to understand the needs of this vulnerable population.”

Read the complete article at “Street Medicine program receives $50,000 grant.”  

‘Million MAGA March’ marked debut of pro-Trump insurgency, CSUSB professor says
Nov. 15, 2020

Brian Levin, a California-based hate and extremism researcher, called the Million MAGA March that took place in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 the debut of the pro-Donald Trump insurgency, a preview of the "multi-headed Hydra" of far-right opposition expected when President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said the loyalists who showed up in Washington are only the public face. The bigger concern, he said, are the extremists "whose names we don't know yet," plotting in the shadows.

"Irrespective of the crowd," Levin said, "the fact that this is being organized shows that the hard, hard right is angling for some kind of activity to show that they have some potency."

Read the complete article at “A march without millions is still a worrying sign of a nation divided.”

Latest rise in hate crime reflects ‘a new brutal landscape,’ says CSUSB’s Brian Levin
VOA News
Nov. 16, 2020

Hate crime incidents increased 2.7% last year, rising to their highest level in more than a decade, the FBI says in a new report released on Monday, Nov. 16.

"The latest rise in hate crime signals a new brutal landscape, where targeted attacks against rotating victim groups not only result in spikes, but increases are also being driven by a more widely dispersed rise in the most violent offenses,” said Brian Levin, executive director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Read the complete article at “FBI: Hate crime incidents rose 2.7% in 2019.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about controversy surrounding NYPD ranking officer and racist and sexist posts on online forum
The Chief
Nov. 13, 2020

The news website on New York covering labor and politics interviewed Brian Levin, an ex-New York City police officer who is now director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, for an article about the commanding officer of the NYPD Office of Equal Employment Opportunity who is suspected of racist and sexist posts on an online law enforcement forum under the name “Clouseau.”

Deputy Inspector James Kobel’s relatively high leadership post has cast a harsh light on the NYPD and its ability to modulate the extent to which officers express themselves on those forums, Levin said.

"This kind of ranting really has a deleterious effect on the credibility of departments,” he said. If Inspector Kobel was actually the man behind “Clouseau,” he added, "His position made these alleged postings even more egregious. I don’t know how the hell you can do your job and do those kinds of postings, because the critical currency that police departments have with communities is equal treatment under the law."

Given that even elected officials no longer shy away from expressing xenophobic and bigoted sentiments, that messaging will trickle down, especially among those who have grievances, he said.

“This political season has created a rift that you can’t be pro-Black Lives Matter and also pro-police, which is unfortunate because we’re supposed to be working for the same effort,” Levin said.  

Read the complete article at “‘Clouseau’ exits but his rant-board confrères keep stirring controversy.”

A portion of the interview was also included in an opinion column on the website: “The curious case of ‘Clouseau.’

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