By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt and CMU are joining forces in a new center to investigate extremist hatred.
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Scientists from both universities will join forces through the Research and Action Center for Cooperation Against Hate to develop tools to stop the emergence and growth of hatred. Ways to minimize the effects of extremist hatred are also being sought.
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Employees will use computer science, data science, social sciences, psychology, psychiatry, and the law to try to understand and combat hate based on prejudice.
“Before the fatal attack on the Synagogue of the Tree of Life, I naively assumed that love would always triumph over hate,” said Pitts Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg in a press release.
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“However, as I learned more about the powerful tools used to accelerate the spread of hatred, it seemed clear to me that love needs a helping hand in today’s world. This center will be positioned to provide much-needed forms of help. “