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Project Rebound at CSUSB changes the game for students
Inland Empire Community News
May 25, 2021

Project Rebound of California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a program on campus dedicated to helping system impacted students through and after graduation. Project Rebound has been at CSUSB for five years and has grown immensely since. 

Project Rebound started in 2016 at CSUSB, there are currently 14 such programs in California however, Project Rebound at CSUSB is the only one of the 14 that has a focus on social work.

“Initially my focus was on getting these students help with school up to graduation, but Paul Jones (program director) came up with the idea that we should add a social work aspect, so I thought about it and said, ‘You’re right we should have a social worker aspect to our program,’” said Annika Anderson, Project Rebound’s executive director/principal investigator and assistant professor of sociology.

Read the complete article at “Project Rebound changing the game for students.”

CSUSB economics professor delivers keynote at Building Wealth Initiative event for small businesses
Inland Empire Community News
May 24, 2021

Before the event took place, the news site reported, “Building Wealth Initiative – Inland Empire is elated to announce its first virtual event “Small Business Success in 2021: An Economic Guide to Smart Rebuilding” on Wednesday, May 26 at noon.

“Economist and Cal State University, San Bernardino professor Dr. Daniel MacDonald will lead the virtual event sharing secrets to prospering at the end of the pandemic with small business owners and entrepreneurs.”

Read the complete article at “Building Wealth Initiative – IE to host virtual event unveiling small business financial literacy.”

CSUSB professor writes on reconnecting with others in a post-pandemic society
Psychology Today
May 24, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote about reconnecting in a post-pandemic society for his blog, “The Art of Living Free.” To find real connections, he encouraged people to get out from behind the screens of their computers, tablets and smart phones.

Read the complete article at “How to Reconnect with Others in Our Post-Pandemic Society.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about COVID Hate Crimes Act
Washington Monthly
May 26, 2021

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB, was interviewed for an article that examined the COVID Hate Crimes Act, recently signed into law by President Joe Biden, which came after the center recorded sharp increases in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic. The legislation ordered the Department of Justice to expedite the review of Covid-19 hate crimes, and provides grants and resources to incentivize law enforcement agencies to improve their investigation and reporting of hate crimes.

The article pointed out at least one deficiency: Many police agencies don’t know a hate crime when they see one, experts say. Federal policy should make all police academies provide training on dealing with hate crimes. It should also create a uniform policy on identifying, investigating, and reporting such crimes.

The latter idea is one of the proposals Levin is pushing. “There has to be a policy explaining what are the particular steps that officers must follow when there is a suspected hate crime, how that’s investigated and how it’s tabulated,” he said.

Read the complete article at “The new COVID-19 hate crimes law is not enough.”


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


San Diego joins campaign to fight anti-Asian violence: ‘We can’t stay silent anymore’
Fox 5 San Diego
May 25, 2021

A national campaign raising awareness of anti-Asian violence and discrimination has branched into San Diego. …

A 2021 report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino found that anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in 15 American cities and counties rose 169% during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period a year ago. According to the report, some of the nation’s highest reporting cities have been a “reliable indicator” of trends in the past 10 years.

The report also depicts increases in hate crimes in Los Angeles and San Francisco from a year ago. San Diego tallied only one reported hate crime in the first quarter of 2021, the report shows.