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CSUSB professor comments on increased hate crimes in Texas

San Antonio Current

July 3, 2023

Newly released data collected from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) show that hate crimes in Texas increased by 6.4% from 2021 to 2022, marking the sixth year in a row the state has seen an increase in hate crimes — and setting a new record. 

Professor Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said that the rate of hate crimes in Texas has historically been undercounted, even if the state has steadily improved how comprehensively hate crimes are reported. He also noted that Democratic-leaning states tend to report hate crimes more consistently.  

“Kudos to Texas for improving their data collection and presentation,” Levin said. “But the downside is all the counties that report zero or don’t report at all, and how a city like Austin is reporting more hate crimes than a larger city like Dallas.”

CSUSB professor to participate in the Mundos Digitales congress (in Spanish)

La Voz de Galicia

July 5, 2023

Stuart Sumida is a paleontologist, a professor at Cal State San Bernardino and a consultant for some of the most important animation studios such as Walt Disney and Dreamworks. He is the author of three books and has worked on more than 60 films, including The Lion King, Kung Fu Panda and Ratatouille. This Friday, July 7, he will participate in the Mundos Digitales congress that is held in A Coruña.

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