Ebens recently came into some money–at least $120,000–for being an executor to a friend’s will.
Vincent Chin was beaten with a baseball bat on June 19, 1982. He died on June 23.
We should take this time to remember the hate crime that awakened the Asian American community.
I’ve written about this over the years, but in last year’s I talked about a special commemoration. Maybe for the 35th? Click here to read my column on that idea 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.
— Loraine Ballard (@loraineballard) July 14, 2013
I was on the road yesterday but did not forget that it was the 31st year after the death of Vincent Chin.
On a day when Edward Snowden continues his trek for freedom, another Giants loss, and a week of monumental constitutional decisions, there was little time on the news spent marking Chin’s story.
Check out my piece on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog to read my column based on the interview with Chin’s killer, first posted last year, the 30th anniversary of his murder.