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CSUSB professor participates on panel discussing ‘Challenges and Crises Faced by Black Girls in Public Schools & Society’
The Observer (Sacramento)/California Black Media Newswire
June 8, 2021

Angela Clark-Louque, CSUSB professor of education, was one of the panelists participating in “Black Girls Institute: Challenges & Crises Faced by Black Girls in Public Schools & Society,” a presentation that took place at the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators 13th annual summit, May 26-28 in San Diego.

The panel addressed issues related to how girls of color are bearing the brunt of policies and practices that diminish their opportunities and harm their potential.  

Read the complete article at “Black educators discuss education equity ahead of school re-opening this fall.”

CSUSB professor interviewed for ‘Education Insight’ radio show
Growing Inland Achievement
June 5, 2021

Angela Clark-Louque, professor of educational leadership at Cal State San Bernardino, and co-author of "Equity Partnerships: A Culturally Proficient guide to family, school, and community engagement,"  was on of the guests on the radio show’s episode exploring equity challenges and opportunities at Inland Empire educational institutions.

She was joined by Talisa Sullivan, administrator for Equity and Access for the Riverside County Office of Education.

Listen to the program at Education Insight – Season 1 – Episode 2

CSUSB professor discusses G7 agreement to tax tech giants (in Arabic)
AlMamlaka TV (Jordan)
June 7, 2021

Ahlam Muhtaseb, CSUSB professor of communication studies, was interviewed, in Arabic, for a segment on the Group of 7 (G7) nations initial agreement to tax tech giants, such as Amazon and Google, in an effort to reduce their incentive to shift profits to low-tax offshore havens.

She also commented on Google paying France a fine of 220 million Euros ($267.48 million) for violating French anti-trust regulations, and discussed the monopolization of advertising by Google and other tech giants.

View the segment, in Arabic, on the AlMamlaka TV YouTube channel.

How we handle the cold shoulder might warm it up a bit, CSUSB professor writes
Psychology Today
June 7, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote a column, “Overcoming Rejection,” for his Psychology Today blog, “The Art of Living Free.” Its key points included that taking a different approach to being rejected can make it easier to process and that we don’t have to take it personally when it happens.

Read the complete article at “Overcoming Rejection.”

Social media posts among the many red flags law enforcement missed ahead of Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, CSUSB professor says
June 9, 2021

In the news site’s roundup column, Morning Tech, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB, discussed a bipartisan Senate report released June 8 that blamed law enforcement intelligence agencies that failed to act on social media posts before the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that detailed plans for an insurrection.

"Data that's been widely out there, the departments will ignore at their own peril," Levin told MT, adding that the social media posts were just one of many red flags that authorities missed ahead of Jan. 6.

Social media companies took steps to combat extremism, Levin said, but by then many groups had moved on to other platforms that were encrypted — and the companies still need to take responsibility for their role in incubating conspiracy theories and misinformation. Ultimately, he said, the Senate report underscored the need for a comprehensive investigation into the events surrounding Jan. 6, an effort that Senate Republicans have shot down.

The interview was published under the subheading, “Senate report targets law enforcement, not social media.”

Increasing incidents of anti-Asian hate crimes my not yet have peaked, CSUSB professor says
Cal Matters
June 7, 2021

Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based coalition co-founded by San Francisco State professor Russell Jeung, has recorded nearly 7,000 hate incidents involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s become a key source of information for the media and for advocates looking to stop the surge of racist attacks.

Brian Levin, who directs the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at Cal State University, San Bernardino, said Stop AAPI Hate’s findings line up with his own research, which focuses on crimes reported to police. Using police data, the center found that hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. increased by almost 200% between the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 — a sign, Levin said, that the trend has not yet peaked.  

Read the complete article at “Inside the California organization tracking anti-Asian hate incidents.”

It was also picked up by mainstream broadcasters, including KFMB-TV in San Diego and ABC-10 in Sacramento.


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


CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism cited by U.S. Sen. Feinstein
June 9, 2021

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein referred to research by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino regarding one of its reports on the increase of hate crimes, nearly 150% from 2019 to 2020, targeting Asian Americans in 16 of America’s largest cities.

Feinstein was asking U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about the increase in anti-Asian American hate crimes, what the Department of Justice was doing to combat it, and how legislators can help.


Asian Americans under attack
Hamodia (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
June 9, 2021

An editorial denouncing anti-Asian hate crimes and anti-Semitism cited research CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

The editorial said, “There has been a more than 164% increase in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in the first quarter of 2021 in 16 major cities, compared with last year, according to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.”

It concluded: “None of us Orthodox Jews can even imagine himself or herself hating an Asian of any descent because of his racial characteristics, much less catcalling them and, even less, descending to physical attack.

“But, unfortunately, there are many emotionally disturbed people out there, and many simply evil ones, too. The same sort of miscreants who take pleasure in beating a Jew have increasingly expanded the scope of their animosity to Asian-Americans.

“That is something that well merits, and has, our unreserved condemnation.”


Better Together: Dental school student group focuses on changing culture, dismantling bias
Minnesota Daily
June 8, 2021

A new student group in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is looking to continue the effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the school. The group, Better Together, hosted its first event on May 25, exactly one year after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis.

The group’s first meeting covered recent hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, anti-Asian racism, the experiences of Asian dental students at the University and how to become a better ally to Asian students and patients.

Since May 2020, hate crimes against Asians in 16 of the country’s largest cities and counties are up 164%, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University San Bernardino.


'This is not how I see nor portray our city': Asian food truck in Utah damaged with racist graffiti; investigation ongoing
USA Today
June 8, 2021

Police are seeking information about an Asian food truck just north of Salt Lake City that was damaged with racist graffiti, officials said Monday. The World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck, known for its Filipino and Asian fusion dishes, shared photos of the white spray-painted racist slurs on its Facebook page Sunday.

Bias incidents against Asian Americans and Asians have grown despite increased national attention and political action against anti-Asian hate, according to experts. 

A report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, reported an increase of 164% in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in the first quarter of 2021.



How Trump fueled anti-Asian violence in America
The Diplomat
June 8, 2021

Jin Kai, an associate professor at Guangdong Academy of Social Science in China and  a Non-Resident Scholar at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, wrote: “If there is anything that can be more callous, more vicious, and more capable of gripping and crushing people’s hearts during the pandemic than the COVID-19 virus, hate crimes and xenophobic violence against racial minorities and vulnerable groups are definitely at the top of the list.

“Anti-Asian violence has surged in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic and the trend has yet to show any significant signs of abating. A large number of verbal and physical attacks against Asian Americans have been reported, especially since last year. …

“According to a recently released report by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, anti-Asian hate crimes in 16 of the largest U.S. cities increased 145 percent in 2020. Quoting FBI data, the report indicates that anti-Asian hate crime incidents surged notably during the Trump administration after an overall and continuous drop since the mid-1990s.”

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