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CSUSB economist looks at Biden's proposals from an Inland Empire perspective
Fontana Herald News
May 11, 2021

How will President Biden's American Rescue Plan and his proposed American Jobs and American Family Plans affect the Inland Empire? For answers, the newspaper turned to three local economists, including Yasemin Dildar, assistant professor of economics at Cal State San Bernardino.

“The Biden administration’s plans will be a boon to women in the region,” she said.

“Women workers suffered the most during the pandemic, and their experiences made it clear that they continue to be seen as primary care providers in the household. This is even more true in the Inland Empire, which has higher dependency rates than the national average -- a higher ratio of those needing care to those actively working in the labor market. President Biden’s American Families and American Jobs Plans will address this issue.”

Read her complete comments, along with two other local experts, at “Economists look at Biden's proposals from an Inland Empire perspective.”

The article was also published in the Redlands Community News and Highland Community News on May 13, 2021.

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

Prosecutor to seek hate crime charges, death penalty in Atlanta shootings
May 11, 2021

Prosecutors unveiled murder charges against the white man accused of shooting and killing eight people, six of whom were Asian women, at Atlanta-area spas, AP reports.

Driving the news: A prosecutor filed notice that she plans to seek hate crime charges and the death penalty in the case. Two separate grand juries have now indicted the suspect on murder charges.

The big picture: The shootings, which came amid a yearlong spike in anti-Asian hate, increased fear among Asian Americans and sparked outcry across the country.

In 16 of the United States' largest cities and counties, reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have surged 164% since this time last year, according to a recent study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

California attorney general launches racial justice bureau to combat hate crimes, police bias
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2021

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta will create a racial justice bureau to combat white supremacy and biased policing as well as to explore the possibility of reparations for slavery.

Bonta unveiled plans for the bureau on Tuesday in his first news conference since assuming the post last month.

The announcement comes as law enforcement agencies around the country are seeing a large increase in reported anti-Asian hate crimes, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.


Watch: ‘The Path Forward' – Fearless conversations about anti-Asian hate crimes
NBC Chicago
May 11, 2021

In 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150 percent in the United States, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. This recent rise in hostility is part of a long history of brutal bigotry against Asian Americans.

During this segment of The Path Forward, NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter looks at this recent uptick and what Chicago-area leaders are doing to help quell fears in the Asian American community.


Taking a stand against Asian American hate crimes
Comcast Newsmakers

According to data released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, hate incidents against Asian Americans have risen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC, discusses with host Tetiana Anderson what the numbers show and don’t — and a training available for bystanders to learn how to safely respond to nonviolent anti-Asian harassment.


This is the anti-Asian hate crime capital of North America

Last year, more anti-Asian hate crimes were reported to police in Vancouver, British Columbia, a city of 700,000 people, than in the top 10 most populous U.S. cities combined. With almost 1 out of every 2 residents of Asian descent in British Columbia experiencing a hate incident in the past year, the region is confronting an undercurrent of racism that runs as long and deep as the historical links stretching across the Pacific. 

In 2020, Vancouver police documented 98 anti-Asian hate crimes, an eightfold increase from the prior year. That was triple the number recorded in New York, which logged the most of any U.S. city, according to police data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.


Todd Spitzer launches new hate crimes unit in Orange County
KFI Radio Los Angeles/City News Service
May 11, 2021

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer today announced that his office has created a new unit that will focus on hate crimes.

The unit will include three prosecutors, two investigators and will be supervised by the Special Prosecutions unit, which handles high-profile cases such as government corruption.

Spitzer's office noted a rash of hate crimes involving people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent during the COVID-19 pandemic. He cited a 150% increase in such hate crimes in major cities nationally, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.


In midst of rise of hate and racism in Orange County, DA announces new hate crimes unit
The Orange County Register
May 11, 2021

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced the creation of a new dedicated hate crimes unit on Tuesday, as Orange County grapples with a steep rise in hate incidents.

In announcing the unit, DA officials pointed to a recent study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino that found a nearly 150% increase in hate crimes in the country’s major cities during 2020.


Northern Nevadan Asian Americans and the Fight Against Racism Amid COVID-19
May 11, 2021

Jade Tagulao, Ashlyn Rodgers, and Melanie Mendez investigate violent hate crimes against the Asian community, present and past, and reflections from Reno’s community.

Their report comes as hate crimes towards the Asian community were reported in the first quarter of 2021 to have soared 169% in 16 of America’s largest cities, the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) reported.