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Examining Asian American civil rights 40 years after Vincent Chin's murder. #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate #AAPI

June marks 40 years since the brutal death of Vincent Chin.

The 27-year-old was beaten to death with a baseball bat by two men, who were fined $3,000 and received no jail time. His death sparked calls for justice and a national movement among Asian Americans. Author Min Jin Lee, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College, joins Amna Nawaz for more on his death and Asian American identity today.

Killing of Vincent Chin

Vincent Jen Chin (Chinese้™ณๆžœไป; May 18, 1955 – June 23, 1982) was a Chinese American draftsman who was killed in a racially motivated assault[2][3] by two white men, Chrysler plant supervisor Ronald Ebens and his stepson, laid-off autoworker Michael Nitz. Ebens and Nitz assailed Chin following a brawl that took place at a strip club in Highland Park, Michigan, where Chin had been celebrating his bachelor party with friends in advance of his upcoming wedding. They apparently assumed Chin was Japanese and witnesses described them using racial slurs as they attacked him, ultimately beating him to death. Ebens and Nitz blamed Chin for the success of Japan's auto industry.

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