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Faculty in the News, Jan. 31

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Research co-authored by CSUSB management faculty member Jing Zhang published
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
 
An article, “When work–family conflict hits home: Parental work–family conflict and child health,” co-authored by Jing Zhang, CSUSB assistant professor of management, was the focus of a feature published by an online magazine on the how the conflict between work and family obligations affect the health of children.
 
According to the abstract of the research paper, published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology: “Work–family conflict affects employee performance and well-being. However, despite the underlying focus of work–family research on family health and well-being, we have limited knowledge about the impact of role-based stressors, such as work–family conflict, on child health. In this study, we propose and test the stressor-self-regulatory resources-crossover framework. In the spirit of extension of existing work–family research to other cultural settings, we report on two multisource studies conducted in Nigeria to explain whether, how, why, and when parental work–family conflict relates to child health.”
 
The research was featured in an article, “Your work stress could be affecting your kids’ health,” published by the online parenting magazine Fatherly on Jan. 23, 2019.

CSUSB report says hate crimes rise in LA, other largest U.S. cities for 5th year in a row
The Sun/Southern California News Group
Jan. 30 2019
 
Hate crimes in the nation’s largest cities increased for the fifth consecutive year in 2018, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism in Cal State San Bernardino.
 
Many cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco saw the highest number of hate crimes in a decade, and cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia saw pronounced increases in the second half of the year, particularly around the time of the November mid-term elections.
 
In Los Angeles, hate crimes rose by 13 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. New York saw a 6 percent increase while Chicago and Houston saw 26 percent and 173 percent spikes respectively. In New York, the Jewish community was the most targeted.
 
The ongoing increases in hate crimes in the nation’s largest cities may be attributed to demographic changes and political polarization, said Brian Levin, the center’s director.
 
“Interestingly, we noticed that in cities like Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, hate crimes spiked around the time of the (mid-term) elections in November,” he said. “These numbers show that we really have to work on creating a more respectful, tolerant landscape where we can engage in civil political discourse.”
 
Levin attributed the dramatic increases in hate crimes in Houston and the rest of Texas to significant improvements in reporting.
 
“But, for the most part, we’ve seen an increase in political conflict, which blows over to violence, and particularly, hate crime violence,” he said.
 
Levin said Los Angeles County also saw “a democratization of hate” where many of the perpetrators of hate crimes were non-white.
“That’s not to minimize the fact the African Americans were among the most targeted groups,” he said. “But, in Los Angeles County, in particular, we did see a larger number of hate crimes where non-whites were perpetrators of hate crimes.”
 
Read the complete article at “CSUSB report says hate crimes rise in LA, other largest U.S. cities for 5th year in a row.”

Hate crimes spike in Los Angeles, new CSUSB report shows
KNBC Los Angeles
Jan. 30, 2019
 
Hate crimes in Los Angeles increased 13 percent from 2017 to 2018, with a large spike in violence against LGBTQ people, new data shows.
African Americans, Jewish people and members of the LGBTQ are among the most frequent targets in America's largest cities, according to Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
 
Researcher Brian Levin says that among the reasons behind the dramatic increase are the coming together of white nationalists and growing political conflict.
 
Levin notes the LAPD is doing a good job of reporting these crimes and across the country, some of the increase can be connected to better reporting.
 
But he says hate crimes rising for a fifth consecutive year in major cities is alarming and unusual.
 
Read the complete article and see the online video report at “Hate crimes spike in Los Angeles, new report shows.”

Latest CSUSB hate crime study cited in report about attack on actor Jussie Smollet
Forbes
Jan. 30, 2019
 
“Empire” star Jussie Smollet was hospitalized in Chicago on Tuesday after suffering a brutal attack that authorities are investigating as a suspected hate crime.
 
The 35-year-old, who is black, Jewish and openly gay, was approached by two people shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said. The duo struck the actor in the face, poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him and wrapped a rope around his neck, before fleeing the scene.
 
For African-Americans, the worst month in anti-black hate crimes came in July 1996, during a presidential election season marked by controversy about welfare reform and the derogatory stereotyping of black “welfare queens,” according to Brian Levin, director of the California State University, San Bernardino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The second highest period of anti-black hate crimes was during the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial.
 
Like Robinson, Levin says that the current sociopolitical climate is fostering the rise in hate crimes, and he argues that although terrorism is still considered a major danger, the emergence of white nationalism is the “most prominent” threat to America—a threat, he adds, that has been fueled by the president’s remarks.
 
“We’ve seen that if prominent leaders make highly charged statements, it can impact hate crimes,” says Levin, who parses hate crimes data and their underlying social drivers.
 
Yet what’s perhaps most worrisome is that this upward trend doesn't shows signs of retreat. The number of hate crimes in the four largest U.S. cities by population—New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston—has gone up, says Levin, and composite data suggests that 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year of increases for them and the fourth nationwide.
 
Despite these grim projections, there is one relative bright spot: The percentage of African-American hate crimes has dropped from a 1996 high of 42% to 28% in 2017, thanks to what Levin calls the “democratization of hate.”
 
“African-Americans are still the most targeted group by far, but their proportion is declining,” he says. “There’s a broadening of everyone attacking everyone.”
 
Read the complete article at “The hate crime attack against an ‘Empire’ star is emblematic of our time.”
 
Related coverage included:
 
CSUSB hate crime and extremism expert among guest presenters at Gonzaga University conference in April
Newswise
Jan. 31, 2019
 
Brian Levin, the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, California State University at San Bernardino, will be one o the guest speakers and presenters at the 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4 at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Wash.
 
Titled “Building Peace through Dialogue, Kindness, and Forgiveness,” the conference is sponsored by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, the Kootenai County Task Force for Human Relations, and the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. The program represents one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems, and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities.
 
Read the complete article at “Gonzaga U. to host 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4.”

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