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Killing of Vincent Chin

Vincent Jen Chin (Chinese: 陳果仁; May 18, 1955 – June 23, 1982) was an American draftsman of Chinese descent who was killed in a racially motivated assault by two white men, Ebens and Nitz, during the period of “Japan bashing”. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Charles Kaufman sentenced Ebens and Nitz to only three years’ probation and a $3,000 fine plus costs but with no jail time. The lenient sentence led to an uproar from Asian Americans. As a result, the case has since been viewed as a critical turning point for Asian American civil rights engagement and a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. >> Read more at Wikipedia.