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NIH grant supports work led by two CSUSB professors into microbiome, cognitive problems in Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s News Today
May 20, 2021 

A four-year, $441,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support research into the role of the gut microbiome — the population of microorganisms living in the intestines— in neuroinflammation and memory loss in people with Parkinson’s disease

The grant was given to scientists Jacob Jones (psychology) and Zhaojing Chen (kinesiology) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), who will work with colleagues at the University of California Los Angeles, the University of California Riverside, and Loma Linda University Health. 

Read the complete article at “NIH grant supports work into microbiome, cognitive problems in Parkinson’s.”

The Democracy Project program on home-grown extremists features CSUSB professor Kevin Grisham
Jefferson Public Radio (Southern Oregon University)
May 19, 2021

It wasn't foreign extremists who attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Those were red-blooded, homegrown American extremists. Kevin Grisham researches the activities of people who fit that category; Grisham is the associate director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. 

The Democracy Project at Southern Oregon University brought him in for an interview with the Jefferson Exchange radio program to shine some light on the work and the people studied. This session discussion explored the sources and passions of domestic extremists.

Listen to the interview at “The Democracy Project focuses on home-grown extremists.”

CSUSB professor comments on L.A. sushi restaurant attack investigated as an anti-Semitic hate crime
Los Angeles Times 
May 19, 2021 

An attack on diners outside a sushi restaurant by people shouting slogans against Israel is being investigated by Los Angeles police as an antisemitic hate crime. The attack came as a deadly battle continued in the Gaza Strip, escalating tensions in the U.S. among supporters of Israel and those who back the Palestinians. Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, condemned the attack. 

Jewish people were the “top target” of hate crimes in L.A., Chicago and New York in 2019, said Brian Levin, executive director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. 

“When there are violent and particularly prolonged conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, it translates into an increase in anti-Semitic hate crime here in the United States that really shows up in the data,” Levin said, noting that the same can also be true for anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment. 

Read the complete article at “L.A. sushi restaurant attack is being investigated as an antisemitic hate crime.”


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


Biden to sign bill aimed at addressing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes 
May 20, 2021 

President Joe Biden is scheduled to sign a bill into law on Thursday that's aimed at countering a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes that's come during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Reported hate crimes against Asians in 16 of the nation's largest cities and counties are up 164% since this time last year, according to a recent study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University San Bernardino. 


U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism
Colorado Newsline
May 19, 2021

The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the March 16 mass shooting in Atlanta and reaffirming Congress’ commitment to combating racism and violence against the Asian American community, which has seen a spike in hate crimes since the onset of the pandemic. 

study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found a 164% increase in reported hate crimes against Asians in 16 of the largest U.S. cities since last year. Stop AAPI Hate, a group that tracks hate and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., has reported 6,603 hate incidents from March 19, 2020, to March 31 of this year.


Opinion: How to fight anti-Asian racism
High School Insider/Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2021

Yating Lin, a student at the Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, wrote an opinion column on combating anti-Asian racism, and cited analysis released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino found that hate crimes against Asian Americans more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, with an increase from 49 to 122.


Asian Americans have been in the crosshairs of small-minded bigots
Louisiana Illuminator
May 19, 2021

Tammy C. Barney wrote an opinion column that passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act was an important step, coming after such crimes against Asian Americans increased 164% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same time last year, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. 

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