The Case Of Vincent Chin Case

1143 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
On June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered after his bachelor party in a hate crime driven by an outrage towards the Japanese auto industry misplaced onto himself (Embracing). Neither of his murderers ever spent a day in prison, despite appeals made in court (Embracing). Vincent Chin and his case still matters to Americans and should be made aware to the Wayne State faculty and students by the Filipino Student Society (FilSoc). Not necessarily every single person needs to be told directly by the FilSoc, but at least a small portion of the faculty and student body should become aware of the Vincent Chin case through FilSoc’s efforts. Jerry Heron, the dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, gives a lecture to Honors 1000 students every Monday morning about Americans and their relationship to the past. During a lecture on the Ossian Sweet Case, the Dean mentioned that he believes every person should know about what happened to Ossian Sweet and the injustices of the time period because it say something about humanity and about “us” as a community. How the past plays out creates the present that we currently have (Herron). If the past is erased, the events won’t cease to impact current society, but those who survive in that society won’t completely understand the present in which they live. It is important to keep in mind that the Vincent Chin case did not only impact Asian Americans in Detroit, but it spread out across ethnic and religious lines…

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