The Craig Fahle Show

30th Anniversary of Vincent Chin's Death

Wednesday June 20, 2012

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the 1982 death of Chinese-American Vincent Chin, who died after being bludgeoned by two white Chrysler autoworkers in Detroit. This happened during a time of anti-Japanese sentiment due to massive layoffs in the auto industry. The two men convicted in the death, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, were only given $3,000 in fines and 3 years probation. The outrage over Chin's death brought together not only the Asian-American community in Detroit, but all around the country. Craig speaks with Attorney and Activist Jim Shimoura, who played a pivotal role in galvanizing Detroit's Asian-American community, Prasanna Vengadam from American Citizens for Justice and Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean at UC Hastings, about the time since Vincent Chin's death and what this anniversary means for civil rights and the Asian-American community.

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