Tue, February 19, 2019
Faculty in the News, Feb. 19
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CSUSB professor: Jussie Smollett's apparent hoax aside, hate crimes are rising, and likelier to be unreported than overreported
New York Daily News
Feb. 18, 2019
In an op-ed, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, wrote: “As entertainer Jussie Smollett’s disturbing story of a bizarre Jan. 29 Trump-inspired homophobic and racial hate attack in Chicago appears to unravel, punditry about hate crime hoaxes is sweeping cable television and social media platforms.
“Lost in the banter, however, are actual facts about just how common hate crimes and false reports are in the United States. Hate crimes are rising to decade highs and they are far more likely to go unreported than be falsely reported.”
Read the complete article at “Jussie Smollett's apparent hoax aside, hate crimes are rising, and likelier to be unreported than overreported.”
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