June 24, 2011

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
June 23, 2011
remembervc:

Here is the event flyer! We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing it!

For all the New Yorkers out there.

remembervc:

Here is the event flyer! We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing it!

For all the New Yorkers out there.

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
June 23, 2011

xoericxo:

Watch the entire documentary Vincent Who? online for free. Learn more about him and his legacy. Do not forget.

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
June 23, 2011
"It’s not fair."

— Vincent Chin’s final words (via xoericxo)

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
June 23, 2011
"What kind of law is this? What kind of justice? This happened because my son is Chinese. If two Chinese kill a white person, they must go to jail, maybe for their whole lives…There is something wrong with this country."

— Lily Chin (via xoericxo)

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
June 23, 2011
xoericxo:

On June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin was enjoying his bachelor party at a club in Detroit, MI. Ronald Ebens, a white Chrysler employee who had recently been laid off, and his stepson Michael Nitz also happened to be there. Mistaking Chin for Japanese, they blamed “motherfuckers like you” for the loss of their job and, later, beat him mercilessly with a baseball bat. Before slipping into a coma, Chin whispered his final words: “It’s not fair.” He died twenty-nine years ago today, on June 23, 1982.
Ebens and Nitz were arrested and tried for manslaughter. They were sentenced to three years probation, a $3,000 fine, and $780 in court fees. Neither man ever served jail time. The jury found “no racial motivation” for the murder.
Chin’s death and the lenient sentencing of his murderers led to a nationwide coalition of Asian American activist groups, becoming what journalist Helen Zia called a “watershed moment” for Asian groups throughout the United States. Where previously there had been separate groups for Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, etc., the death of Vincent Chin united Asian Americans to form a pan-ethnic coalition to protest the injustices and racism that Asians faced.
In recent years Vincent Chin has largely been forgotten among the general public. But we must remember him, his name, his legacy. Remember the tragedy of his death, but also the silver lining: the change that it has brought, and the change that is still yet to come. We must continue to carry on his torch and continue fighting for justice.

Bringing this blog out of hiatus for the 29th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death. Reblogging posts from my personal tumblr.

xoericxo:

On June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin was enjoying his bachelor party at a club in Detroit, MI. Ronald Ebens, a white Chrysler employee who had recently been laid off, and his stepson Michael Nitz also happened to be there. Mistaking Chin for Japanese, they blamed “motherfuckers like you” for the loss of their job and, later, beat him mercilessly with a baseball bat. Before slipping into a coma, Chin whispered his final words: “It’s not fair.” He died twenty-nine years ago today, on June 23, 1982.

Ebens and Nitz were arrested and tried for manslaughter. They were sentenced to three years probation, a $3,000 fine, and $780 in court fees. Neither man ever served jail time. The jury found “no racial motivation” for the murder.

Chin’s death and the lenient sentencing of his murderers led to a nationwide coalition of Asian American activist groups, becoming what journalist Helen Zia called a “watershed moment” for Asian groups throughout the United States. Where previously there had been separate groups for Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, etc., the death of Vincent Chin united Asian Americans to form a pan-ethnic coalition to protest the injustices and racism that Asians faced.

In recent years Vincent Chin has largely been forgotten among the general public. But we must remember him, his name, his legacy. Remember the tragedy of his death, but also the silver lining: the change that it has brought, and the change that is still yet to come. We must continue to carry on his torch and continue fighting for justice.

Bringing this blog out of hiatus for the 29th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death. Reblogging posts from my personal tumblr.

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Filed under: Vincent Chin 
February 8, 2011
"Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to say you’re not a racist; not being racist — or a sexist or a homophobe — is a constant, arduous process of unlearning, of being uncomfortable, of eating crow and being humbled and re-evaluating. It’s probably hard to start that process if you’ve been told that every thought you have is golden and should be given voice, and that people who are offended by what you say are hypersensitive simpletons."

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February 3, 2011
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codalion:

antimodelminority:

codalion:

…I’m pretty sure most white people think Korea is like China with less bling, or like Japan with more difficult romanization.

Yes I am taking this quote completely out of context but it made me lol

WELL IT’S TRUE. Seriously, those ‘diversity’ chapters in…

Korea is the bomb though, people need to recognize! Who else could have given us the cultural phenomenon of SNSD? Oh, and I guess the food is pretty good, too.

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February 3, 2011
新年快乐 恭喜发财

codalion:

…I’m pretty sure most white people think Korea is like China with less bling, or like Japan with more difficult romanization.

Yes I am taking this quote completely out of context but it made me lol

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February 3, 2011
新年快乐 恭喜发财

Happy Lunar New Year, tumblrland!!

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