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Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship releases first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Minority Report
City News Group
Sept. 21, 2022

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has released the first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Minority Report. Among the key findings is 35% of inland businesses are owned by minority entrepreneurs with Hispanic owners representing the largest portion at 16%.

“Minority entrepreneurship is an incredibly positive indicator for the Inland Empire,” said Mike Stull, director of the IECE. “Overall, the rate of new entrepreneurs outpaces the national level; but lags when it comes to new ventures being created by individuals out of choice rather than necessity.”

Antifa on trial: How one criminal case could redefine the murky left-wing movement
USA Today

Sept. 21, 2022

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a Jan. 9, 2021, clash between pro-Trump supporters and members of the Antifa movement in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood, and the legal fallout since. Every person charged was from the Antifa side. No Trump supporter had been charged, or even arrested.

What Pacific Beach witnessed that day was a typical incursion into a mostly liberal neighborhood by far-right agitators who wanted to cause trouble, said Levin.

Far-right extremists have long used the same tactics, Levin said: Arranging a hostile display of force in a neighborhood that they know is likely to oppose them, then stirring up violence from anyone who confronts them. 

“The history of these paramilitary groups on the far-right is really about two things: making a presence and inciting some kind of retaliation, and then using that as an excuse to significantly escalate violence,” Levin said. 

Levin and others familiar with the case said given the wide array of violence from both groups, it’s hard to understand why only one side of the altercation is facing charges.

“I am not excusing, in any way, possible criminal conduct on the left,” he said. “But when we look at the array of antagonists that showed up, and their record of criminality and violence, it causes a particular question in the public's mind: What kind of fair-handed investigation was done by authorities and what evidence was reviewed?”

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