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Biden hosts unity summit amid political division
Sept. 15, 2022
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about President Joe Biden’s United We Stand Summit addressing hate crimes and extremism, which Levin attended on Sept. 15.
Levin told VOA the summit was a good opportunity to scale up expertise from local community advocates to high government officials. "The key is sustaining these efforts at the local level and assisting these communities with state and federal guidance when necessary."
New York policy analysts applaud Biden's push against white supremacists, political violence
Gothamist (New York)
Sept. 16, 2022
An article about President Joe Biden’s United We Stand Summit addressing hate crimes and extremism quoted Brian Levin, an attendee and director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
He praised the White House for bringing together “victims, local officials, academics, community advocates, and high federal officials to understand both the trauma and solutions to the scourge of hate violence.”
“I think it is a great first step and the president’s appearance is a powerful use of the bully pulpit,” Levin said in an email to Gothamist.
Levin said follow through was critical.
“One thing I’d like to see is mandatory policies and training for police,” Levin said.
California State University professors’ group defends ‘open debate and free inquiry’
The College Fix
Sept. 16, 2022
Codi Lazar, an associate professor of geological sciences at California State University San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about nearly 160 professors from all 23 California State University campuses who have signed an open letter stating “intellectual discourse and scholarly truth-seeking require open debate and free inquiry.”
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