On June 19, 1982 Vincent Chin was attacked by two men wielding a baseball bat. He would die four days later, on his mother’s birthday.
The men who attacked him never spent a night in jail, they were given probation and a small fine. The Asian American community rose up and demanded justice for Vincent Chin. This was the birth of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement.
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2 thoughts on “60 Vincent Chin revisited”
Charged with 2nd degree murder and never spend a night in jail. Unbelievable. This is a great podcast. I was put onto it via ‘The Confession Tapes’ re-telling of the Detroit River incident involving Lawrence DeLisle. But it’s the Vincent Chin incident that has got me hooked. I near broke down in tears on the street after listening to the original Podcast (episode 4?) A remarkable injustice. Anyway, thanks for this podcast. Great work.
thank you Rich. The lack of justice for the death of Vincent Chin is troubling to say the least.