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Professor Victor Bascara Asian American Studies 40 14 October 2015 Journal Entry A major issue taught this week was the corruption of the system as presented in the murder of Vincent Chin. Vincent Chin was brutally murdered by two men, neither of whom were severely charged as they served no jail time and only had to pay fines. The outcome of their trial brought about the issue of Chin’s civil rights, as well as the unjust power of the court. Another big issue that we learned about this week is the unassimilable nature of the Chinese and the response that this particular group experienced due to their success in becoming a part of the labor force. As brought up in the Amerasia Journal , the Chinese were successful in finding work, which made them competition to other workers and therefore created tension. I think it’s a huge issue that the Chinese were then viewed as a threat rather than a contributor to the
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Unformatted text preview: labor force in America. An issue that I would like to discuss would be why the two men did not serve jail Tme. ±he judge of the murder case stated that the murderers were not the kind of men that belonged in jail, but what kind of people “belong” in jail? Does the law not depict the criteria for punishment? ±his case also made me wonder if these racial a²acks sTll occur today, but are not as apparent to the public or is not viewed as such a huge deal in today’s age. I would like to discuss how these racial issues relate to the issues on campus lately, as a protest has occurred and I would like to analyze the commonaliTes of what we have learned so far in class and relate it to how we have been recently progressing as a school towards racial equality....
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  • Spring '12
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  • Ethnic group, Vincent Chin

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