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CSUSB report: IE’s economy is back on solid ground
Inland News Today
May 4, 2021
If local purchasing managers are a good indicator, the Inland Empire’s economy is back on solid ground and the oulook is rosy.
The monthly Purchasing Manager’s Index issued Monday by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino painted a positive outlook for the coming third quarter.
The only fly in the ointment is signs of inflation. “Inflation metrics have sharply increased, and prices are up due to rising costs of production and distribution. Yet the California Consumer Sentiment Index shows that optimism is high,” according to Dr. Barbara Sirotnik (director, Institute of Applied Research) and Lori Aldana (project coordinator, Institute of Applied Research).
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As a CSUSB center reports a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes, an act of kindness emerges
May 4, 2021
The news site reports that a customer of a Vietnamese restaurant in Sacramento that had been vandalized left a $500 tip, an act of kindness against a backdrop of surging hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.
Fueled by false information about the coronavirus, Asian hate crimes rose by as much as 169% in the first quarter of 2021, according to police data from 15 major cities compiled by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
“We already have more hate crimes in the first quarter of 2021 in these cities than in all of pre-pandemic 2019. And in some, more than all of 2020,” said director Brian Levin last week, when the data was released.
The patron who left the tip wrote on the receipt, “to help with the broken window.”
Read the complete article at “Customer leaves $500 tip at Vietnamese restaurant repeatedly targeted by vandals.”
The CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’s latest research on hate crimes against Asian Americans was cited in the following:
Asian-American business leaders fund effort to fight discrimination
The New York Times
May 3, 2021
Some of the wealthiest and most influential Asian-American business leaders are mounting an ambitious plan to challenge anti-Asian discrimination, rewrite school curriculums to reflect the role of Asian-Americans in history and collect data to guide policymakers. The group has pledged $125 million to a new initiative, the Asian American Foundation.
The effort comes amid a surge in violence against Asian-Americans. Over the past year, hate crime against Asian-Americans has jumped 169 percent, according to a study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, which tracks the crimes in 15 major American cities. In New York City, hate crimes have risen even more, by 223 percent.
A Chicago man was charged with attempted murder on Monday for allegedly striking a woman with his truck after he shouted anti-Asian remarks and complaints about "yuppies" on Saturday.
Saturday's attack happened on the first day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Experts believe that anti-Asian rhetoric amid the COVID-19 pandemic has helped fuel a surge in anti-Asian incidents and attacks since early 2020. There was a 169 percent surge in attacks against Asian Americans during the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the first quarter of 2020, according to the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
Video shows stranger attacking Asian woman with hammer in NYC
April 4, 2021
An Asian woman in New York City was attacked in the head with a hammer by a stranger who demanded the victim remove her mask, police said Monday.The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.
Last week, a new analysis of hate crime data revealed that the increase in anti-Asian attacks has remained consistent.
The analysis, released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that hate crimes surged 169 percent from the first quarter of 2021 to the same time period in 2020 across 15 major cities.
New York City accounted for the largest surge from 13 hate crimes in the first quarter of 2020 to 42 in the same period this year — a 223 percent jump, according to the research.
Attacker with hammer caught on video hitting Asian woman in New York City
May 4, 2021
An Asian woman had to use a wine bottle she was carrying to fend off an attacker with a hammer while walking down the streets of New York City with a friend Sunday night. The attack on the women comes just one day after two other assaults on Asian Americans in New York City—less than five minutes apart from each other.
Both attacks occurred while a “Rise Against Hate” rally was happening in Flushing, Queens, where hundreds gathered to condemn the sharp rise in anti-AAPI violence across the country over the past year during COVID. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, anti-Asian hate crimes rose 149% from 2019 to 2020, and the majority of the attacks have occurred in coastal cities, like New York, and are aimed primarily at the elderly.
Asian woman bashed with hammer after stranger demands she remove mask
May 3, 2021
The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two Asian women were attacked in Manhattan on Sunday, with one being hit in the head with a hammer. The Asian women, ages 31 and 29, were seen walking on a sidewalk when an individual approached them and demanded they remove their face masks.
The attacker fled on foot following the violent incident.
New hate crime data from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found that hate crimes against Asian Americans rose by 169 percent when comparing the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 in 15 major U.S. cities.
The highest increase was documented in New York, where hate crimes jumped 223 percent.
Asian woman hit with a hammer in Manhattan by a stranger who demanded she remove her face mask
Daily Mail Online (United Kingdom)
May 4, 2021
An Asian woman was struck in the head with a hammer in Midtown Manhattan by a woman who rounded on her for wearing a face mask, police say. New York City has seen a wave of anti-Asian assaults since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
A report from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that anti‐Asian hate crimes surged 149 per cent while overall hate crime dropped 7 per cent in 2020.
The report indicated that the rise in anti-Asian crimes was attributed to “a rise in COVID cases and negative stereotyping of Asians relating to the pandemic.”
New study by CSUSB center shows increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
KFI Radio Los Angeles
May 4, 2021
A new study found that there has been an uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the U.S. The study, by CSU San Bernardino found an increase of more than 160% in the nation’s 16 largest cities. Los Angeles saw an 80% rise in those crimes in the first quarter of 2021.
CSUSB center reports that LA recorded sharp rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans
Spectrum 1 News Los Angeles
May 4, 2021
A new report shows Los Angeles is one of the cities in the U.S. with the largest increases in anti-Asian hate crimes. A new study by CSU San Bernardino compared police reports from the first quarter of 2021 to the same time last year and recorded an increase of 80% in LA. New York saw the biggest rise with a 223% increase; San Francisco, 140%.
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