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How to talk to your children about the Israel-Hamas war
NBC San Diego
Oct. 15, 2023

“Only citizens are going to suffer,” said Ahlam Muhtaseb, media studies professor at Cal State San Bernardino, in a segment about parents talking to their children about the Israel-Hamas war, as well as checking on their own mental health.

In Oregon, making racist threats, threatening harm aren’t always hate crimes under state’s loose laws
The Oregonian
Oct. 15, 2023

An article about Oregon’s hate crime laws included comments from Brian Levin, retired founder of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. said Oregon is ahead of many U.S. states because it’s one of the few operating a hate crimes support hotline for victims and it does a better job than most by tracking hate crimes. Its prosecution numbers, though low, aren’t as dismal as those in many states, including California, he said.

But Levin said Oregon’s definition of a hate crime doesn’t go as far as many other states.

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