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Who gets flagged? An experiment on censorship and bias in social media reporting
PS: Political Science & Politics
Jan. 5, 2023

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, was one of the authors of a paper that examined how race, gender and the intersection of such traits play a role on how social media users flag content for removal.

Most states lack laws requiring Holocaust, genocide education
Jan. 7, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s  Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article on how some U.S. states do not have laws requiring public school students to learn about the Holocaust. He said, "Holocaust education is essential. But I also believe that it should be part of a chain of education that deals with the diverse groups that make up the United States."

Former Oath Keeper has trained Texas law enforcement from more than 80 departments
NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth
Jan. 5, 2023

Brian Levin, who heads the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about a former leader of the far-right Oath Keepers who has been able to attract Texas sheriffs and police officers from more than 80 agencies to training sessions held across the state.

More than 20% of the state’s elected county sheriffs have attended a Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association training, founded by retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, who is a former board member of the Oath Keepers, according to course rosters. NBC 5 Investigates obtained the information from both Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the county sheriff’s departments that helped host CSPOA trainings.

“We can’t have extremists who are misstating the law for their own purposes get in and poison trainings for law enforcement. This is a national security issue,” said Levin, who believes the CSPOA’s message is essentially the same anti-government message preached by the Oath Keepers and its founder Stewart Rhodes, the Granbury man who was later convicted of conspiring to overturn a U.S. presidential election in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Opinion: We need binational cooperation to treat drinking water and waste water in San Diego-Tijuana
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 9, 2023

An opinion column on binational cooperation included mention of a 2016 study by
Kimberly Collins, the director of the Leonard Transportation Center and an associate professor of public administration at California State University, San Bernardino, and Paul Ganster, the director of the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias at San Diego State University, that showed there have been successful programs implemented by local governments on the border.

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