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Honoring Vincent Chin on the anniversary of his death

Asian American across the country honored Vincent Chin today on the 42nd anniversary of his death.

On June 19 1982, Chin, a Chinese American draftsman, was out at a bar for his bachelor party in Detroit when he was confronted by two white men. The men were upset about potentially losing jobs to Japanese autoworkers and beat him with a baseball bat.

Chin was hospitalized and died a few days later on June 23. His murderers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, sparking outrage amongst civil rights advocates.

Each year Chin and his legacy are remembered on June 23.

According to the San Gabriel Valley Times, an event was held Sunday in Monterey Park, California, outside of city hall to honor Chin’s life and reflect on the broader implications of the hate crime.

Organizations liked the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus released statements honoring Chin.

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