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On the travel ban 2.0’s rejection by a federal judge in Hawaii.
The Justice Dept. is appealing the rejection by a Maryland judge to get it before a different appeals court in Virginia. The whole thing will likely go to the Supreme Court.
Also. an interview with Jenn Fang of reappropriate.co, on Kuchibhotla and whether the South Asian’s killing is a Vincent Chin moment for all Asian Americans.
It’s Emil Amok’s Takeout.
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I’m giving a storytelling workshop and performing an excerpt of my “Amok” monologue, “All Pucked Up: A short history of the American Filipino,” at the Filipino American National Historical Society conference in New York City on June 24.
Read about it here, on my blog post on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site.
Also, I reflect on Vincent Chin, 34 years later.
Read the column on Remembering Vincent Chin.
June 19-23 was the period where we remember the 33rd Anniversary of the brutal beating death of Vincent Chin. The killer, Ronald Ebens, has never spent a day in prison, but owes the Chin estate an amount that was more than $8 million in 2012 and continues to grow with interest.
My recent requests for an interview had been unanswered.
But before the anniversary week passed, I made one more attempt to reach Ebens.
And he answered.
I wanted to know if he was sitting on recently received money that should rightfully go to Vincent Chin’s estate.
Click here to read about my new, exclusive interview with Ebens on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.
A reader from Philadelphia re-tweeted me this sign from a protest there.
Note Vincent Chin’s name at the bottom of the sign.
It’s significant. Trayvon’s family may ultimately take the same road Chin took to seek justice: a criminal case followed by a civil rights case. But as followers of the Chin story know, the Martin’s could find the same pitfalls. Bottom line: there’s simply no guarantee of justice at the end of that long road.
See also my post at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.