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Cal State San Bernardino leads universities embracing California's Native languages
Fox 11 Los Angeles
Nov. 13, 2023
Cal State San Bernardino is among the universities across California that are now embracing and celebrating Native languages. Robert Levi Jr. (Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians), elder/culture bearer in-residence, and Carlos Two Bears Gonzales (Gabrielino Tongva and Mexica), coordinator of the First Peoples’ Center, and Carmen Dagostino, coordinator California Indian Languages Programs, were interviewed.
Brian Levin, founding director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, commented on the California State University’s in the Annual Systemwide Report on Hate Incidents on Campus that showed a low number of hate incidents, but CSU Trustee Jack McGrory said the numbers likely do not paint a complete picture.
“Trustee McGrory is correct that we are not capturing all hate crimes and all hate incidents and we have to do better,” said Levin. The main problem is that the CSU report doesn’t capture as many incidents of hate, bias, and discrimination regardless of whether the incidents were criminal, he said.
“I think what we have to do is redouble our efforts to not only get crimes reported but non-criminal incidents reported as well,” he said.
Right-wing pastor arrested for ‘no-Islam’ graffiti in downtown Brownsville
Nov. 9, 2023
Brian Levin, the founding director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about a Brownsville, Texas, pastor accused of Islamophobic vandalism, spray painting “no-Islam” on a wall.
“These messages have to be countered by civic leaders who unequivocally say how un-American and morally repugnant this kind of bigotry is,” said Levin.
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