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Research by CSUSB and the Raza Database Project indicates Latinos killed by police are severely undercounted
June 20, 2021

A study by California State University, San Bernardino and the Raza Database Project indicates that Latino deaths by police are severely undercounted, in part because they are not counted in a uniform way, the segment reported.

“Sometimes we are in the white category,” said Enrique Murillo Jr., executive director of the Latino Education & Advocacy Days at California State University, San Bernardino, and a member of the Raza Database Project. “We could be in the black because there's Afro Latinos. We could be in the Asian category. A lot of them – a lot of us – are in the unknown or the other categories.”

Murillo said America still has more racial reckoning to do. “The racial conflict in the United States is usually black and white,” he said. “It's considered black and white. And it's rare that they consider Latinos.”

Read the complete article at “Research indicates Latinos killed by police are severely undercounted.”

Nation’s Latinos need to be included in discussion of issues beyond immigration, CSUSB professor says
June 21, 2021

Enrique Murillo Jr., executive director of the Latino Education & Advocacy Days at California State University, San Bernardino, and a member of the Raza Database Project, was interviewed for a report on Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by Vallejo police a week after George Floyd’s death in May 2020. Police said the officer mistook a hammer in his pocket for a gun. The 22-year-old was just one of more than two thousand Latinos who experts estimate have been killed by police or died while in law enforcement custody in recent years. They are often left out of the debate over police brutality. 

Murillo said Latinos tend to be included in the national debate only when it comes to immigration. He hopes America can soon start seeing that health care, education and police reform are top of mind for most Latinos.

“If the congressional hearings, if the legislation is only Black and White, then it’s not going to be enough,” Murillo says. “The response has to be broad enough to include all the communities.”

Read the complete article at “When Sean Monterrosa became another Latino killed by police, his sisters fought back.”

Mobile medical clinic will expand CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Street Medicine program
Uken Report
June 18, 2021

A new mobile medical clinic, worth nearly $340,000, will be used to address health needs in underserved areas of the Coachella Valley.

Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus Street Medicine program has been selected as one of six community partners who will have the opportunity to utilize the mobile medical unit for medical and educational purposes. The Street Medicine program at CSUSB Desert Campus has been providing free healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley for the past three years.

“We are so grateful to be included, and excited about the ongoing partnerships with several of the organizations,” said Diane Vines, the CSUSB nursing faculty member who created and runs the university’s Street Medicine program. “The van will allow us to conduct street medicine nursing clinics in the field and provide mental health and substance abuse services.”

Read the complete article at “Mobile medical clinic will expand street medicine.”

CSUSB professor discusses latest news as talks continue to revive Iran nuclear agreement
Press TV
June 18, 2021

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on the latest news regarding progress on the revival of multi-national 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran’s top negotiator in Vienna, where talks are being held, and deputy foreign minister for political affairs, Abbas Araqchi, said the latest round has resulted in tangible progress. The United States was one of the original six signatories to the agreement, but the Trump administration, saying it wanted a stronger deal, pulled the U.S. out of it in 2018, reimposing strict economic sanctions to force Iran back to the negotiating table. The current administration of President Joe Biden has signaled it wants to re-enter the agreement.

“The Biden administration needs this. It needs a foreign policy win, if you will,” Yaghoubian said. “And this is because it has essentially doubled-down on all of the failed foreign policy initiatives of the Trump administration: Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, Syria, its Israel policy, its aggression towards Russia and China.” He pointed out that at the recent Group of 7 (G7) summit, the Biden administration said “Russia is to be perceived and treated as a threat and China as a challenge. And so, in that context, the United States desperately needs a foreign policy win, if you will. And if not a win, just to take the Iran issue off the table for American foreign policy elites so they can focus on this new cold war 2.0 that they are trumpeting against Russia and China.”

Watch the segment at “Top negotiator: Tangible progress made in Vienna talks on revival of Iran nuclear deal.”

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