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CSUSB assistant professor to explore social media as visiting scholar at Harvard University
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
June 2, 2022
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University announced its Institute for Rebooting Social Media's inaugural cohort of visiting scholars for the 2022-23 academic year, which includes Cal State San Bernardino assistant professor of journalism studies Gregory Gondwe.
Gondwe is joining the institute to explore how social media influencers in Sub-Saharan Africa are "decolonizing and outsmarting" digital media platforms. His work will examine questions of digital governance, surveillance, censorship, algorithms and resistance.
CSUSB professor included in article about state task force report on reparations for Black residents
The Daily Breeze/Southern California News Group
June 1, 2022
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a state task force’s initial report that says California should take steps to repay Black people who were forcibly removed from their homes for public projects, eliminate unnecessary employment barriers for those with criminal records and prevent redistricting from diluting Black votes.
The report included incidents of systemic discrimination and violent acts aimed at Black residents throughout the state’s history. For example, Inland Empire was also thick with KKK members a century ago, Levin wrote in an email. Riverside County was a political and social Klan stronghold in the early to mid-20th century, the report said.
Read the complete article at “California should take these steps to repay Black residents, reparations report says.”
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