Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing

Publisher NBC News
Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Summary On June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American man, was beaten to death in Detroit, Michigan, by two men frustrated with the U.S. auto industry’s troubles. The killers were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to only three years probation and $3,000 fine, no jail term.  However, Chin’s death brought Asian Americans together across ethnic lines to form multiethnic and multiracial alliances, to organize for civil rights, and to advocate for change.
Excerpt The Vincent Chin case serves as a wakeup call to address anti-Asian bias and racial intolerance.
Curator Notes  
Publish Date June 15, 2017
Source URL https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/who-vincent-chin-history-relevance-1982-killing-n771291



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