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CSUSB professor is among three philosophers awarded AAUW Fellowships
Inland Empire Community News
July 10, 2021
Kaitlyn Creasy, assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino, is among three philosophers named by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as winners of its 2021-22 fellowships. Creasy was selected for her project, “Stubborn Social Emotions and Their Harms.”
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed in-studio for the program “Spotlight” on the 33rd anniversary marking the 1988 downing of a civilian Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf in 1988 by a U.S. Navy ship. Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300 with 290 people on board, was brought down by a missile fired from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes as it flew over the Persian Gulf from Iran to Dubai on July 3, 1988.
The U.S. government has not apologized for the incident, the program reported.
Watch the full interview at "US downing of Iranian Airliner."
The CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’s latest research on hate crimes against Asian Americans was cited in the following:
Amid a dramatic rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor of Illinois signed a law Friday requiring public schools to teach a unit of Asian American history – a move education experts said is the first of its kind nationwide. …
In the first quarter of 2021, there was a more than 164% increase in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in 16 major cities and jurisdictions 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 is a hate crime’: Cambodian leaders call for accountability after letter threatens shooting over fireworks
WHYY Philadelphia, Pa.
July 9, 2021
Cambodian residents of Philadelphia say they want full accountability and investigation after an anonymous letter sent to the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia threatened to shoot Cambodians over fireworks going off in South Philadelphia. …
Hate incidents against people of Asian descent increased 149% nationally in 2020, according to an analysis of police data by a center at the California State University, San Bernardino. In Philadelphia, the number rose from two incidents reported to police in 2019 to six in 2020 — a 200% increase.
A woman has reportedly taken ownership of a letter implying she would use weapons against Cambodian residents in Philadelphia because their fireworks were impeding her ability to sleep. Police responded to a call from the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) on Monday after it reported receiving a threatening letter days earlier. On Wednesday, police found a 79-year-old woman who claimed to be the author, although she doesn't fit the profile of the person described in the letter, they said.
Sarun Chan, executive director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, put the threatening letter in the context of the current uptick in violence and threats against the Asian community in America, saying it "100 percent symbolizes" what's been going on the past year. An April report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found hate crimes surged by 169 percent in the first quarter of 2021, compared with the same period in 2020.
A 79-year-old woman is under investigation for allegedly writing the anonymous, threatening letter that was delivered to a Cambodian community group's building in South Philly, according to police. The woman purportedly was upset about fireworks being lit at a neighborhood park. Dated June 30, the typed letter was sent to the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia's center on the 2400 block of South Seventh Street, police said. …
Hate crimes against Asians increased by 194% during the first quarter of 2021, compared to that same period of time in 2020, in 22 large cities and counties across the country, according to the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
Why are COVID variants named after Greek letters?
July 9, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) named the COVID-19 variants after Greek letters because it wanted to avoid confusion with the scientific names of the variants and prevent discrimination that comes with naming the variants after locations. …
Just look at the rise in attacks against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic began: Anti-Asian attacks rose 146% in major U.S. cities from 2019 to 2020, according to a study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
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