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CSUSB professor’s new book recounts 1960s fight for Black acceptance at WSU
Spokane (Wash.) Public Radio
Aug. 17, 2023

Marc Arsell Robinson, CSUSB assistant professor of history, was interviewed by Spokane Public Radio about his forthcoming book, “Washington State Rising: Black Power on Campus in the Pacific Northwest.” The book focuses on the civil rights movement in the mid- to late-1960s by Black students in the Pacific Northwest.
“When we look at the Pacific Northwest, we see some of these more problematic elements of American history, some of these elements that were violent or suppressing social justice,” Robinson told Spokane Public Radio. “But we also see efforts to make the nation better. Efforts to push for change and justice were also present in eastern Washington.”

Hate crime: Diversity & inclusion signs stolen from Trinity Church
The Newtown (Conn.) Bee
Aug. 17, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a Newtown, Conn., church that was the target of a hate crime recently. In March, the Associated Press reported that the number of hate crimes in this country jumped in 2021, continuing an alarming rise, according to new FBI data. A nearly 12 percent increase was the highest level in decades, according to Levin.

“We are in a unique and disturbing era where hate crimes overall stay elevated for longer punctuated by broken records,” Levin added.

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