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CSUSB’s Guillermo Escalante on using anabolic steroids intelligently
Muscle for Life (podcast)
June 10, 2023

The world of anabolic steroids often seems shrouded in mystery and controversy.

In this episode, seasoned sports medicine and exercise scientist Guillermo Escalante, CSUSB professor of kinesiology, aims to dispel some of those myths and clarify the complex topic of steroid use in bodybuilding and the health and fitness space.

Learning From Hidden Realities of Latinx Contingent STEM Faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions: Policies to Support Latinx Contingent STEM Faculty
The Journal of Higher Education Management

José A. Muñoz, associate professor of sociology, was one of the authors of a report that provides an overview of barriers and challenges that were raised at the Conference for Latinx Contingent Faculty Members and a brief review of the literature of strategies that could address these experiences, and better support Latinx contingent faculty in STEM. The two-day conference for faculty members in STEM fields at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the California State University System explored the often hidden, or unacknowledged realities of contingent faculty participants, with the purpose of gathering information about barriers and trade-offs these faculty experience professionally and personally that impact their work. The report begins on page 19 of the journal.

CSUSB’s Brian Levin discusses why are some people of color drawn to white supremacy
June 12, 2023

Experts who study extremism, including Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, say that as counterintuitive as it sounds, it’s not entirely uncommon to see people of color drawn to far-right extremist or white-nationalist ideologies.

Levin said it typically starts with some common threads that transcend racial and ethnic groups. “Social isolation, a psychological distress perhaps in many instances, but also misogyny and a sense of fraternity,” he said.

These are universal factors that draw people toward extremism, Levin said. Add in the internet and social media as an equalizer of sorts, he said, which lets anyone participate in hate online, regardless of their background.

“Today, it's not like you're joining a terrestrial group that you would 30 years ago,” Levin said. “If you share enough of the common hatreds, starting with misogyny and a sense of fraternity, you don't have to worry about the bouncer at the front door of the virtual meeting hall.”

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