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Greg Robinson and Robert S. Chang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496810458

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.001.0001

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date: 18 June 2019

Re-reading Vincent Chin

Re-reading Vincent Chin

Asian Americans and Multiracial Political Analysis

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(p.126) 5 Re-reading Vincent Chin
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Minority Relations
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Scott Kurashige

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.003.0005

This chapter provides a new look at the Vincent Chin case. Chin was a young Chinese American from the Detroit area whose beating death at the hands of two white men in 1982, and the light sentences they received at trial, sparked widespread outrage among Asian Americans and helped catalyze Asian American political organizing. The chapter urges scholars and researchers to beyond the received ideas in the established narrative about Chin's murder and to understand how the particular spatial, gender, and class dynamics of Detroit influenced the case. The chapter also specifically details the important involvement of African Americans in the case.

Keywords:   Vincent Chin case, Chinese American, white men, Asian Americans, political organizing, class dynamics, Detroit, African Americans

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