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CSUSB professor writes on ‘The Problem With Merely “Respecting” Diversity’
Psychology Today
April 12, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote n his Psychology Today blog, The Art of Living Free: “If respect for diversity brings about change, why is MLK’s dream still so poignantly unrealized? We have been ‘respecting’ diversity by paying lip service to it for decades with little reward for African-Americans. For many of us, this “respect” has been the “right thing to do,” a manifestation of evaluation apprehension, or our fear of how others will see us (and the social punishments we will receive) if we voice anything to the contrary.”

Read the complete article at “The Problem With Merely ‘Respecting’ Diversity.”

CSUSB professor interviewed for report on a fatal officer-involved shooting in Minnesota

NBC News
April 12, 2021

Commenting for a report on a fatal officer-involved shooting in Minnesota, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said police are trained to look for violations, but they also bring to the job the same prejudices and false perceptions about crime that the general public holds.

"While recruits enter the profession with the same unfortunate stereotypes present overall in society, these prejudices, even subconscious ones, can be further elevated later by such things as peer validation, poor training and unfounded fears to create disastrous outcomes in highly charged situations," said Levin, who walked a beat in Harlem as a New York City police officer before he became an academic.

Read the complete article at “Daunte Wright was stopped for expired plates, but driving while Black may have been his 'crime.’

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Cleveland infielder Yu Chang pushes back against racist messages after committing error
USA Today  
April 13, 2021

Cleveland infielder Yu Chang pushed back against racist comments he received after committing a pivotal error in his team's 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Tuesday morning, Chang posted to his Instagram story and Twitter account a handful of racist messages sent to him and added his own rebuke: "I accept all comments, everyone has their freedom of speech but THESE RACIST COMMENTS ARE NOT NECESSARY," Chang wrote, adding the hashtag #StopAsianHate.

Hate crimes against Asian Americans rose by nearly 150% in 2020, according to the Center For the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. Those numbers do not include the March 2021 shootings at spas in Georgia that killed eight, including six women of Asian descent. Advcoates have called for the Justice Department to classify the killings as hate crimes.


How surging anti-Asian violence is taking its toll on Asian-owned businesses
April 12, 2021

It’s been a tough year for many small businesses, forced to alter their business models and implement onerous safety precautions for employees and customers. While most firms reported declines in revenues and employment between 2019 and 2020, Asian-owned firms were among the worst hit. According to the The Small Business Credit Survey 2020, 79% of Asian-owned firms characterized their financial situation as “fair” or “poor.” Rising incidents of attacks on Asian Americans have played a role in the decline in business.

Reported hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020 rose almost 150% in 16 of America’s biggest cities, according to an analysis of police data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.


Teens, civic leaders rally against anti-Asian hate

Los Altos (Calif.) Town Crier
April 12, 2021

Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Mountain View Sunday to show support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, as well as to call attention to anti-Asian racism both historically and in the present day.

In 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police increased 149% in 16 of the country’s largest cities, according to an analysis from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino.

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