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CSUSB professor comments on ‘new strategy’ in which politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign
Associated Press
April 9, 2021

Meredith Conroy, a political science professor at California State University at San Bernardino and author of several books, including “Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency,” was interviewed for an article about a growing list of politicians from both parties — almost exclusively men — who are defying the traditional response to controversy.

Conroy said women tend to be more damaged than their male counterparts by scandal.

“Women in general, but in politics too, are perceived as more honest and moral and trustworthy,” Conroy said. “So, when women don’t fit that image, it definitely becomes a point of criticism.”

Read the complete article at, “‘New strategy’: Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign.”

CSUSB professor co-authors study that explores relationship between hip extensor strength and hip flexor muscle length
The Sport Journal
April 8, 2021

Guillermo Escalante, CSUSB associate professor of kinesiology and a Dean Fellow for the College of Natural Sciences, was one of the authors of a study that investigated the relationship between hip extensor (HE) strength to contralateral and ipsilateral hip flexor muscle length.

Read the complete study at “The relationship between hip extensor strength and contralateral and ipsilateral hip flexor muscle length in healthy men and women.”

Some Asian Americans look to firearms for protection as experts, including a CSUSB professor, say they are increasingly targets of violence
MPR News (Minnesota)/NPR
April 8, 2021

Professor Brian Levin, with the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was included in a report about the increase of violence targeting Asian Americans in the past year, with some looking to firearms for protection. Levin says preliminary data show hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent surged nearly 150 percent last year across 16 major cities, from 49 in 2019 to 122 in 2020.

Read the complete article at “As Asian Americans seek safety from a rise in attacks, some look to guns.”

The CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’s latest report on hate crimes against Asian Americans was also cited in the following:   

‘We Won’t Move’ podcast connects APA art to action
SF Weekly
April 8, 2021

While the country reels from anti-Asian attacks, a new podcast from Kearny Street Workshop uses art to connect recent events to larger historical narratives.                               

The podcast comes out during a particularly traumatic time for APA communities across America. According to a study from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at CSUSB, anti-Asian hate crimes surged 145% in 2020, though hate crimes decreased 6% overall. 

The other deadly virus: What’s behind the rise in attacks against Asian Americans?
Spectrum 1 News (Los Angeles)
April 8, 2021

Brutal, sometimes deadly, attacks against Asian Americans have increased across the nation. Amid the pandemic, reports of such attacks have skyrocketed. Some have tied the increase in anti-Asian crimes to the pandemic and hope the attacks will wane as the nation begins to emerge from under the virus, but racism has proven in the past that it cannot be easily suppressed. In some cases, the attack can bring worse pain than the pandemic itself.

In 16 of America’s largest cities, anti-Asian hate crime increased nearly 150% in 2020, according to the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. Since the pandemic started, attacks against Asians went up in Los Angeles 114% and 833% in New York City.

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