‘Rainbow journalism’ and other topics place CSUSB faculty in the headlines
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Cal State San Bernardino communication studies professor Liliana Conlisk Gallegos believes in the power of agency. The third year professor is helping first generation students find their voice through journalism and social activism.
She’s created courses–Latin@s in Media and Culture and Decolonizing Journalism–to educate students about the negative portrayal of Latinos in mass media and encourage pupils to, “break the barriers of traditional media.”
“The students need to see themselves in media,” Gallegos said. “They don’t see themselves represented in Hollywood or mass media. And if they do see themselves, it’s always negatively.”
The complete article can be read at “Gallegos’ ‘rainbow journalism’ teachings empower nontraditional students.”
CSUSB's Brian Levin included in panel discussing gun control in America
Minnesota Public Radio
Oct. 6, 2017
Brian Levin, director for the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, participated in a panel discussion aired by Minnesota Public Radio. Polls suggest Americans support stricter gun control laws, but gun legislation doesn't tend to move forward in Washington D.C. Why is that? Levin and other experts sat down with MPR News' Kerri Miller to try and answer that question.
Listen to the online audio at “The politics of America's guns.”
CSUSB professor offers insight on antifa movement and its violent tendencies
AZCentral (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Oct. 9, 2017
But Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, is interviewed for an article about the antifa, or anti-fascist, movement in Arizona. Its adherents believe that hate speech inherently leads to violence, and treats it as a first punch. Their confrontational approach, they say, is to take away the platform from white supremacists before they gain more power.
Levin said this justification grants leeway to invoke violence whenever the mood strikes.
"Their definition of a 'defensive' action, and who a fascist (is), is so sweeping, it makes them nothing short than an armed mob looking to bust heads," Levin said. "And they’ll assault journalists, law enforcement or researchers."
The complete article can be read at “'Antifa' movement in Phoenix: What it is, and why officials fear it.”
CSUSB professor interviewed about opioid overdose outbreak in Georgia
Oct. 9, 2017
Brian Levin, a criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and a former New York City police officer, was interviewed for a segment on an opioid overdose outbreak that took place in Georgia recently. And as the opioid epidemic continues to rage, first responders have to be prepared to work as one when phony drugs spark a spate of overdoses.
"When dangerous illicit drugs reach this wide level of market penetration," Levin said, "the regional effects of potentially fatal substitutes can be swift."
Read the complete article at “Anatomy of an opioid overdose outbreak: How one Georgia doctor sounded the alarm.”
CSUSB professor comments on case of hate mail sent to Los Angeles, New York businesses with Jewish owners
NBC Los Angeles
Oct. 6, 2017
The source of hate mail sent to Jewish-owned busineses that juxtaposed a swastika and President Trump's campaign slogan is under investigation in Los Angeles and New York, authorities said.
None of the envelopes had return addresses. But the last line on the flyer implied which hate movement sent it.
"Christian Identity is back," it stated.
"Christian Identity is the racist religion of white supremacy," said Professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. Across the nation, Christian Identity has an estimated 25-30,000 adherents, Levin said. Aryan Nations is among the groups that has subscribed to the Christian Identity racist dogma that only certain Western European whites were created in God's likeness.
Read the complete article, and watch the online video report, at “Hate mail sent to Los Angeles, New York businesses with Jewish owners.”