Vincent Chin & LA Riots Questions

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Nicole Leung Giang - ICS 20 July 1, 2010 1) What happened in the case of Vincent Chin? What was the outcome? Vincent Chin was a Chinese American who moved to Detroit and was subsequently beaten to death a week before his wedding on June 19, 1982 by Ronald Ebens, a plant superintendent for Chrysler, and his stepson Michael Nitz, a laid-off autoworker. These two men had believed that it was Vincent Chin’s fault that they were out of work. In the end, the two men were only given three years’ probation and $3,780 in fines and court costs which were to be paid within the next three years. 2) What happened in the case of Latasha Harlins? What was the outcome? Latasha Harlins was a fifteen-year-old African American girl who was shot and killed on March 16, 1991 by Soon Ja Du, a forty-nine-year-old Korean store keeper. Du saw
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Unformatted text preview: Latasha put orange juice in her backpack and thought she was stealing it. When Du grabbed the backpack, Latasha punched Du and tried to leave the store. However before she got out of the store, Du pulled out a gun and shot her in the back of the head Soon Ja Du was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter but it was then reduced to five years’ probation, 400 hours of community service, $500 in fines and funeral costs for Latasha. 3) Why did the South Central LA Community have such strong feelings towards the Koreans? The South Central LA Community had had such strong feelings towards the Koreans because the incident was portrayed as hatred between two different races in the same community. This was due to the cultural differences as well as Korean Americans refusing to hire blacks....
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