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CSUSB professor discusses challenges first-generation Mexican-American students overcome to earn a college degree
Texas Public Radio
Feb. 18, 2022

Nancy Acevedo, CSUSB associate professor of education, was interviewed for and episode of “The Enduring Gap,” a limited series by Texas Public Radio.

The synopsis: “The complicated history of the U.S. was built on coloniality and nativism. These patterns are still reflected in the country’s educational systems.

“Many first-generation, Mexican-descent students have to navigate obstacles like poverty, parenthood, discrimination and xenophobia to achieve their educational dream.

Nancy Acevedo, associate professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino, is co-author of ‘The Chicana/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success.’

“Acevedo said students navigate multiple worlds while pursuing an education.

“ ‘They use their facultad, that intuitive knowledge that we argue in the book comes partly from their learning experiences in school and partly from their community and home experiences,’ Acevedo said.”

Listen to the full interview at “Fronteras: Mexican-descent students achieve ‘The Chicana/o/x Dream’ of educational success in a system designed for them to fail.”

Hate crimes nearly doubled in San Diego in 2021, according to CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Feb. 18, 2022

“If you felt like you were hearing more about local incidents of hate this past year, it turns out there’s a reason for that,” columnist Charles T. Clark wrote. “They were occurring more frequently.

“The number of hate crimes reported in San Diego nearly doubled from 25 in 2020 to 46 in 2021, the highest annual total in over a decade, according to preliminary data gathered by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.”

Further in the column, “‘It is a national snapshot, and it is a disturbing snapshot after a troubling year in 2020,’ said Brian Levin, executive eirector at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. … ‘I think it shows that the hatred that was galvanized in 2020 continued to reverberate into 2021,’ Levin said.”

Read the complete article at “Column: Hate crimes hit records in many cities, emphasizing need for community resilience.”

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