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Retired CSUSB professor, an Arkansas native, publishes her memoirs
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
April 24, 2022

Jefferson County native Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry, CSUSB professor emerita, education, recently published her memoirs, "From the Ashes I Rise: Dare to Do the Impossible."

“The author travels the education road from student and teacher at Carver Elementary School, Merrill and Southeast high schools, Dial Junior High, Branch Normal and AM&N College (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), and Southern Illinois University, to professor emeritus at California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB), and the Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry Elementary School in San Bernardino,” the article said.

Read the complete article at “Area native releases her memoirs to public.”

CSUSB comments on hate crimes increase in Los Angeles
April 21, 2022

“New York, L.A. and Chicago are running ahead of last year, and they’re at a pace where it continues to break records,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, in an article focusing on the increase in hate crimes in Los Angeles. 

In 2021, Los Angeles experienced the pain of recording more hate crimes than any previous year. The 594 reported crimes included a surge in unprovoked attacks on Asian, Black, Latino and Jewish victims, as well as gay men. The situation is even more troubling in the first part of 2022. From Jan. 1-March 31, there were 138 hate crimes in the city, according to publicly available Los Angeles Police Department data. That is up from 104 in the same period last year. Levin said the first quarter statistics are worrying because the increase occurred during a period when hate crimes are usually relatively low.

Levin said some of the spike could be attributed to controversial topics, such as the debate over critical race theory, that result in political discord. “Today, we’re seeing hate crimes rise around political and cultural events,” he said.

Read the complete article at “Hate crimes in Los Angeles rise in first quarter.”

CSUSB professor: Researching and teaching with empathy
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
April 25, 2022

Consent, consensus and collaboration – the three principles Danny Sosa Aguilar follows when conducting his archaeological research. And with these three important practices, the Cal State San Bernardino assistant professor of anthropology is able to "research with empathy."

"Archaeology has always had a bad history with indigenous people," Sosa Aguilar explains, whose research is steeped in the practices collectively known as indigenous archaeology. "So what indigenous archaeology does is it tries to center the people whose history you study and the descendants of those people into the project itself."

Sosa Aguilar serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, formed as a way to engage in meaningful consultation with Native American tribes and repatriation of sacred objects.

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