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Newly elected division councilors named for CUR’s 2023-2024 General Council
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
May 18, 2023

Carol Hood, California State University, San Bernardino, professor of physics and astronomy, has been named to the Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Her three-year term begins July 1. CUR focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Latino faith leaders to gather for summit on Christian nationalism
The Washington Post
May 17, 2023

There is evidence that white supremacy and Christian nationalism have made their way into the Latino community in the United States, including among the most violent fringe of those movements, the newspaper reported. But this should not come as a surprise, according to Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, who said that the spread of xenophobic prejudice and bigotry online has helped make intolerance “transnational and transethnic.”

“Misogyny, a fascination with fascism, weapon fetishization are things that, I think, define aggressive masculinity. That cuts across a variety of ethnicities and subcultures,” Levin said.

Levin also said that Latino Americans can be drawn to mainstream conservative ideas about the value of hard work and so-called family values and can come into contact with groups online that may lead them down a rabbit hole “where the direction and the depth and the acceptability of aggression become more fixed.”

The persistence of racial hatred in America
The Times of Israel
May 18, 2023

Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, was quoted in an opinion piece by Sheldon Kirshner about rising antisemitism and racial hatred in the U.S. “We’re in a new era in antisemitism,” said Levin. “We’re now seeing Jews become a default target.”

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