Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicago is the World » Asian Pacific American Community Reflections Thirty Years after Beating Death of Vincent Chin

My article was terrible last week. so i scrapped the whole thing and instead put together a "greatest hits" of the Vincent Chin 30th anniversary commentaries. it's a little different than what i usually do, but it's a really good coalation of links. all the important apa voices are there--Frank Wu, Emil Guillermo, Gil Asakawa, Bao Phi, Jeff Yang, Angry Asian Man Phil Yu, Stewart Kwoh--even Michael Moore (a must read).

Excerpt:
The Vincent Chin case was a shocking wake-up call for Asian Americans of all ethnicities who suddenly realized the brutal consequences of the “all Asians look alike” stereotype and anti-Asian slurs. Coming to America, working hard, and keeping your head down per the model minority stereotype was not enough. This could have happened to anyone. However, thirty years later, the Vincent Chin case has become a staple of Asian American Studies courses; the community has grown, developed, and organized; legal changes have been made. Yet still there is much work to be done.
click here for whole article: Chicago is the World » Asian Pacific American Community Reflections Thirty Years after Beating Death of Vincent Chin

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