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CSUSB professor’s latest book is reviewed
LatestLY (India)
March 18, 2021

The news site published a review of the latest book by Vipin Gupta, a CSUSB professor of business management, titled, “Is Present Reality: The Super-Science of the Transcendental Value.”

The book “offers a metaphysical integration of physics, biology, and management science.”

Read the complete article at “Dr. Vipin Gupta illuminates the essence of present reality in his latest book.”

Rise in hate crimes against a group jumps based on news events or political leaders’ comments, CSUSB professor says
March 17, 2021

Asian Americans around the country said they’re alarmed by last night’s mass shooting at several Atlanta-area spas, which shows their extreme vulnerability amid anti-Asian violence that has been building for the past year. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found that anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in America's largest cities jumped nearly 150% in 2020.

Underreporting remains an issue, experts warn.

Center director Brian Levin told Axios the rise in hate crimes against a group jumps based on news events or comments from political leaders. Levin said the center tracked a rise in anti-Asian violence after former President Donald Trump started calling COVID-19 the "China virus."

Read the complete article at “Atlanta spa killings stir even more fear among Asian Americans.”

The center's latest report on anti-Asian American hate crimes was also cited in the following:

White supremacy and hate are haunting Asian Americans  
March 18, 2021

CNN reporter Stephen Collinson wrote in an opinion column in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Georgia that claimed eight lives, six of whom were Asian: “In one sense, it's immaterial wheter the accused killer in the Atlanta spa shootings admits to a racist motivation. Asian Americans, already traumatized by a rising tide of hate, violence and rhetoric, have been living in fear for months. …

Anti-Asian hate crimes are up 150% during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.”

Column: Atlanta shooting suspect’s ‘bad day’ and the whitewashing of white crime  
Chicago Tribune
March 17, 2021

In a column, Rex Huppke wrote, “No one right now knows exactly what motivated (suspected shooter Robert Aaron) Long to buy a gun and murder seven women and one man. But whatever motivated him, it wasn’t ‘a really bad day,’ and ‘sexual addiction’ is not something a police officer can expertly cite as an explanation.

“The rampage shook people in Asian communities across the country, and rightfully so. Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased nearly 150% last year, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.”

Atlanta spa shootings stir fear amid historic rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans  
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2021

An article about the region’s Asian American community reacting to the mass shooting in Georgia that killed eight, including six Asian Americans, cited the latest hate crime report by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

In a survey of police departments in 16 major cities, the center tallied 122 anti-Asian hate crimes last year. The number was a 149% increase from the 49 in 2019.

New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and San Jose saw their highest numbers of anti-Asian hate crimes in at least five years. The overall increase in the 16 cities surveyed came as the total number of hate crimes against all minority groups in those cities declined from 1,845 to 1,717.

A BTS card that depicted the K-pop band beaten is pulled amid anti-Asian violence
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2021

A trading card featuring Korean-pop group BTS was removed from circulation Wednesday following complaints on social media that it promoted hate amid a recent spike in violence against those of Asian descent.

The card’s release and subsequent removal comes amid an increase in violence against Asian and Asian American people. A Cal State San Bernardino survey of police departments in 16 major cities recently found a total of 122 anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 — a 149% increase from 49 in 2019.

'Stop Asian Hate' goes viral as people speak out after Atlanta shootings
March 17, 2021

While the motive for the attacks in Georgia that left at least six people of Asian descent is not yet known, but they reportedly took place in businesses where most of the employees are Asian. The shootings also come amid a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes across the U.S.  Researchers at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found a 149 percent increase in such crimes compared to 2019, VOA reported.

Jen Psaki says there’s ‘no question’ Trump’s ‘damaging rhetoric’ about China and COVID ‘elevated threats against Asian-Americans’
March 17, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki drew a bright line connecting the xenophobic rhetoric from former President Donald Trump about China and the Covid-19 virus to the steep rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the past year.

Psaki’s comments came during her daily press briefing, one day after gruesome, triple mass shootings in the Atlanta area killed six Asian-American women as well as a white man and white woman. While local police have not publicly linked the attacks to racism targeting Asians, the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo interviewed a witness who claimed the suspect, who is now in custody, said “I’m going to kill all Asians” during one of the shooting incidents.

According to an analysis by Cal State-San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes spiked 150% from 2019 to 2020. Other, more recent shocking assaults of Asian-Americans have ignited public outrage and were even called out by President Joe Biden during his White House address last week.

Asian Americans in Southern Nevada call for inclusion amid startling rise in racism across the country
KLAS Las Vegas
March 17, 2021

After Tuesday’s shooting in Atlanta killed six women of Asian descent, 8 News Now spoke to members of our Asian American community about a startling rise in Asian-related racism in the last year. …

A new report by The Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found a 150% surge in Asian hate crimes in major cities across the nation in the last year. 

Austin's Asian American community shaken by shootings, hate crimes
Fox 7 Austin, Texas
March 17, 2021

Shootings that killed eight people, six of them of Asian descent, at three spas in Georgia on Tuesday, rattled the Asian American community nationwide. 

"It's just a fear. I don't think people can imagine that," said Amy Mok, President, and CEO of the Asian American Cultural Center in Austin. 

It's the latest attack that has shaken the Asian American population. 

Although police said the suspect claimed his motive was not race-based, for Mok, it still feels personal. "It is like, you don't even acknowledge the despair and the pain that it caused in our community, collectively," Mok said. 

"Even if the police determine that they don't think that this was targeted to the community because it was against two Asian businesses, it doesn't mean that the community is not going to feel like it was a hate crime,"  said Renee Lafair, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League in Austin. 

A study of police data in 16 of the country's largest cities by California State University San Bernardino found Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 149% in 2020.

After Atlanta shooting, Pa., NJ confronted with their own anti-Asian crime problem
NBC Philadelphia
March 17, 2021

For many, the deadly shooting spree at three separate Asian spas in Atlanta underscores the problem of nationwide attacks on Asian people. But closer to home, hate has also taken root. Over roughly the last year, despite hate crimes being down overall, anti-Asian attacks have become much more prevalent, with Pennsylvania and New Jersey among the states with the highest number of such attacks, according to data from groups that track these types of incidents.

Pennsylvania saw 97 such attacks, while New Jersey had 59. In addition, Philadelphia, specifically, was responsible for six anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020, a 200% increase from the year prior, according to an analysis released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Anti-Asian attacks rise along with online vitriol
The Washington Post
March 17, 2021

Data shows that terms like ‘China,’ ‘Wuhan’ and ‘flu’ have surged on far-right forums on Telegram, 8kun and since the election. The fatal shootings of six Asian women in Georgia on Tuesday have turned a spotlight on a disturbing trend of the past year: Crimes against people of Asian descent have risen sharply in the United States, along with online slurs blaming them for the coronavirus pandemic.

Hate crimes against Asian Americans in 16 of America’s biggest cities climbed 150 percent last year, with a spike in March and April, according to research earlier this month from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino, which analyzed official police data.

What we know so far about the metro Atlanta spa shootings
Atlanta Magazine
March 17, 2021

Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at three different businesses in Cherokee County and Atlanta. Police believe a 21-year-old Woodstock man is responsible for all three shootings. …

There has been an increase in the past year of racist attacks toward Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate released data today stating that of the 3,800 hate incidents reported to the group in 2020, which was higher than the amount reported in 2019, more than 68 percent were reported by women, or more than 2.3 higher than incidents reported by men. And the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino stated that hate crimes toward Asian Americans grew last year by 150 percent, despite the amount of hate crimes overall decreasing by 7 percent.

Norfolk County DA to host forum on anti-Asian racism
Wellesley (Mass.) Patch
March 17, 2021

Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey will host a forum about rising Anti-Asian American hate in the country and state.

The virtual forum will be from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on March 23 and include Representative Tackey Chan, QARI CEO Philip Chong, local activists and area police chiefs. The forum comes after a shooting in Atlanta left eight people dead, six of whom were Asian women.

"Some in the Asian American community are nervous. They hear the hateful misinformation and rhetoric that has circulated nationally related to COVID," District Attorney Morrissey said. A study from California State University, San Bernardino said that anti-Asian American incidents increased by about 150% since the beginning of the COVID crisis, and 133 percent in Boston.

Rihanna, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, CL join rising chorus condemning Anti-Asian violence
Billboard via MSN
March 17, 2021

An article about a group of celebrities expressing solidarity with the Asian American community in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Georgia included this: “A recent analysis from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University San Bernardino found that hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. rose 150% in 2020. Stop AAPI Hate has logged almost 3,800 reports of hate incidents targeting Asian-Americans across the country since March 2020.”

Report: Racially motivated extremists pose most deadly domestic threat
Campus Safety
March 18, 2021

ADL released its findings just hours after a gunman fatally shot eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors and spas. Although it has not yet been determined if the incident was racially motivated, six of the victims were of Asian descent and seven were women.

The shootings occurred in the wake of a new study that found a 149% surge in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020, according to CBS News. The report, released this week by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, is based on police department statistics across major U.S. cities.

The US needs to face up to a twin crisis: guns and white terrorists
TRT World
March 18, 2021

CJ Werleman wrote in an opinion column: “The mass shooting in the US (Georgia) this week is yet another reminder that hate crimes have graduated from crimes to a domestic terrorism crisis. …

“During the past year, hate crimes against Asians spiked 150 percent, even as overall hate crimes fell by 7 percent, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.”

Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism report cited in article about vandalism at a Seattle church  
March 18, 2021

A Seattle church was targeted with anti-Asian hate speech written in hay in the parking lot, which said, "F--- China" and "You will pay," said officials at the International Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Seattle on Monday, March 15. Another message said, “go home." This is allegedly the fourth incident of this nature at this church -- in 2021 alone -- once in January, twice in February and on Monday.

This comes a day after eight people were killed at three massage parlors in a shooting in Atlanta and nearby Cherokee County in Georgia on Tuesday. Six of the victims were of Asian descent and two were white. Seven were women. While the accused, Robert Aaron Long did not mention race in his taped confession, investigators said that they cannot rule it out as a potential motivation.  

study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino, which examined police records in 16 of the country’s largest cities, found that in 2020, reports of hate crimes were down seven percent nationally but increased 150 percent against people in the Asian community.

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