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Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was a guest on the program Air Talk to discuss Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations 2021 Hate Crime Report, which recorded that hate crimes rose from 641 to 786, the highest since 2002.
A report on hate crime surging in Los Angeles County in 2021 included analysis by Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Levin said he expects the number of hate crimes to continue rising into 2023 with high-profile figures such as Kanye West openly spouting antisemitic remarks online and in interviews. Two months ago, a hate group waved a banner on a 405 Freeway overpass in Los Angeles in support of the rapper’s comments.
“It’s not just the kind of antisemitic attack now that occurs where someone wants to be anonymous in a dark alley,” Levin said. “This is an in-your-face brazen type of antisemitism.”
Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was included in a segment on the work of California’s hate crime commission. Levin is one of the appointed members to the state Commission on the State of Hate. CapRadio's Race and Equity Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan joined Insight to share more details on the new commission and the resources available for reporting cases.
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