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CSUSB professor joins FiveThirtyEight discussion on who Trump might pick as his vice president
Nov. 15, 2023

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science and FiveThirtyEight contributor, participated in a chat about possible running mates for Donald Trump should he win the Republican presidential nomination for 2024. She picked Tim Scott, U.S. senator from South Carolina who just ended his own bid for the GOP nomination.

“He’s conservative,” she said. “And he’s a man of color who talks about his experiences as a Black man in ways that appeal to Republicans. Jennifer Richeson, professor of psychology at Yale, calls it ‘the mythology of racial progress,’ which is the belief that the U.S. has made steady progress toward racial equality.”

Everything Mike Johnson has said about LGBTQ issues and why it matters (Birmingham, Ala.)
Nov. 14, 2023

Research by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was cited in an article about U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) and his stance on LGBTQ issues.

The article said, “This year has seen an unprecedented wave of bills in legislation actively attempting to curtail LGBTQ rights with hundreds of bills introduced on the floor this year. According to Brian Levin, author of the 2023 Report to the Nation, a study by the CSUSB, there is a direct link between the negative rhetoric around queer, trans and nonbinary people along with the hate crimes that the community faces.”

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