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CSUSB brings an Afro Latino celebration to San Bernardino
Inland Empire Community News
March 17, 2023
Feb. 25 marked the first of two consecutive days of Cal State San Bernardino Anthropology Museum’s Afro-Latino cultural event. The event took place at the Garcia Center, at 536 W. 11th St. in San Bernardino. Director of the CSUSB anthropology museum and event organizer Arianna Huhn had a simple goal in mind: to bring attention to the existence of Afro-Latinos in Oaxaca.
“A lot of people, unfortunately, don’t recognize and don’t see blackness as a part of being Chicanx and I think the event, as part of Black History Month, is really important to bring attention to the fact that blackness can come in many forms,” Huhn said.
Gisela Bichler (criminal justice) was part of a team that examined network structures and how they provide “critical information for understanding the dynamic behavior of complex systems. However, the complete structure of real-world networks is often unavailable, thus it is crucially important to develop approaches to infer a more complete structure of networks. In this paper, we integrate the configuration model for generating random networks into an Expectation-Maximization-Aggregation (EMA) framework to reconstruct the complete structure of multiplex networks. … The inferred multiplex networks can be leveraged to inform the decision-making on monitoring covert networks as well as allocating limited resources for collecting additional information to improve reconstruction accuracy. For law enforcement agencies, the inferred complete network structure can be used to develop more effective strategies for covert network interdiction.”
Hate crime trends reported by FBI are ‘alarming,’ CSUSB professor says
March 18, 2023
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 the updated FBI hate crime report that found such incidents rose between 2020 and 2021, and has reached the highest level since the government began tracking the crimes in the early 1990.
“Is the FBI catching the exact volume? Of course not,” Levin, who tracks hate-crime data, told Vox. “But they’re getting information from more reliable high-reporting agencies and you can get a sense that the trends are alarming.”
FBI hate crime report shows 1,700+ incidents in California
Ramona (Calif.) Patch
March 17, 2023
The FBI recorded nearly 10,500 hate crime incidents in 2021, including 1,765 in the Golden State, according to an updated report released by the agency on Monday.
The updated report is a reversal of a previous incomplete report from the agency that appeared to show a drop but was missing data from some of the nation’s largest cities, including New York and Los Angeles.
The hate crime numbers now include those and other large departments, and the total is the highest level in decades, Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino, told The Associated Press.
“We are in a unique and disturbing era where hate crimes overall stay elevated for longer punctuated by broken records,” he said.
Hate crimes in US hit record high in 2021 — FBI
Philippine News Today
March 18, 2023
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 the updated FBI hate crime report that showed a sharp increase from 2020 to 2021. Levin said the year-on-year hike in hate crimes was the highest in more than three decades. Levin told media organizations this month that the rise in hate crimes represented “a horrifying new era that we’re in with elevated historic levels across many years.”
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