The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism-California State University, San Bernardino expresses its shock and revulsion at the horrible hate motivated attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We reiterate our unwavering support of our friends and neighbors who are members and supporters of the LGBTQ community. We must come together as a nation to unequivocally reject all forms of discrimination and violence, and encourage states that do not have hate crime laws to do enact them and those that do not cover sexual orientation, gender and transgender categories to amend their statutes forthwith. Furthermore, we categorically reject hatred and stereotyping directed at whole faith communities as well. We will redouble our efforts against hateful violence that harm our nation’s residents and our liberties.
Prof. Brian Levin
Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
California State University, San Bernardino