USC Price School of Public Policy

Southers’ op-ed pushes for new federal anti-extremism strategy

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at the USC Safe Communities Institute, on why the federal government needs a new strategy to counter violent extremism. According to Southers, changes proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration do not effectively address the needs of the current environment. “If [the Countering Violent Extremism program] becomes even more focused on Muslim extremism, it will exacerbate the problems that already exist and the program will certainly fail,” he wrote.

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