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Part 6 of CSUSB professor’s series of columns focuses on a user’s guide to managing social distance 

Psychology Today 

July 26, 2021 

Anthony Silard, CSUSB associate professor of public administration, in the sixth installment of his series on “When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do,” wrote about how the only path to long-term well-being and contentment in life is through developing meaningful relationships; how we need to let go of symbolic mental representations of how close a specific person should be to us at any point in time; and how learning grace can help us find balance within our desire for social connection.

He wrote in his blog, “The Art of Living Free,” “We never want to lose this desire for intimacy and connection with others. Why? Because our nurturance of this feeling enables us to step out of our home and form meaningful connections with others.”

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

Combatting COVID-19 anti-Asian violence in the workplace

JD Supra

July 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in “widespread fear, misinformation and conspiracy theories ... leading to numerous instances of anti-Asian hate incidents around the nation.” The federal government has prioritized combatting anti-Asian discrimination, harassment, and bias as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University San Bernardino reported that anti-Asian hate crimes increased 164% in the last year alone. Given the rise of violence and harassment against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)[2] community across the nation, employers should take additional measures to ensure compliance with federal laws prohibiting workplace violence, discrimination and harassment targeting AAPI employees, as well as creating an inclusive workplace and preventing legal liability.

Read the whole article at “Combating COVID-19 anti-Asian violence in the workplace.”

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