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CSUSB professor quoted in article about simplifying one’s life
The Good Men Project
April 26, 2021

Kelly Campbell, CSUSB professor of psychology and human development and a nationally recognized expert in relationships, was one of the experts quoted for an article about simplifying one’s life to get the most out of it.

Under the article’s heading “Abandon toxic relationships,” Campbell said, “A toxic relationship is one that adversely impacts a person’s health and well-being.” The article cited her interview with the website, Brides, in which she said, “Because we spend so much of our time and energy on a romantic partner, these relationships are especially influential on our well-being. When they are going well, we are usually doing well. But when they are not going well, our health and happiness will likely be negatively affected.”

Read the complete article at “This is what happens when you simplify your life.”

State education official tied to ‘wild conspiracy theories’ and claims should disqualify him from his job, CSUSB professor says
The Sacramento Bee
April 23, 2021

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, commented on California schools chief Tony Thurmond’s reinstatement of a state education official, Craig Heimbichner, who has been linked to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and claims that the 9/11 terrorist attack was an inside job.

Experts in hate groups and extremism, including Levin, said that Heimbichner’s web of conspiracy theories about Freemasons, government cover-ups and a “cryptocracy” should disqualify him from his job in California education.

“There is no way that someone who promotes wild conspiracy theories that are often tinged with bigotry should be in any place of adjudicating the propriety of school curriculum,” said Levin.

Read the complete article at “California official who trafficked in 9/11, anti-Semitic conspiracies returns to state job.”

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

A resource guide to supporting the AAPI Community
April 25, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has experienced an exponential growth in anti-AAPI hate and violence. Every week, social media feeds are flooded with news reports of assaults and attacks on the elderly, the vulnerable, the unprotected members of our community. 

According to data from California State University San Bernardino, the incidence of reported anti-AAPI hate crimes has risen nearly 150% from 2019 to 2020 while the overall rate of hate crimes dropped by 7%.


Azusa rally condemns eruption of hateful acts against Asians and Pacific Islanders
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 24, 2021

Dozens of residents gathered to show support for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities at a rally in the city of Azusa on Saturday, April 24. The event was the latest of scores of demonstrations in Southern California coming together to condemn the rise in hateful acts committed against members of the Asian community, particularly during the pandemic.

Anti-Asian hate crime in the 16 largest cities in the country jumped by 149% in 2020, according to an analysis of preliminary police data by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

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