New York, NY (June 23, 2022) — Committee of 100, a non-profit membership organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s Death. Vincent Chin was a Chinese American draftsman who was beaten to death with a baseball bat on June 19, 1982, in a racially motivated crime by two white men. The assailants were given three years probation and a $3,000 fine but served no jail time.
“Vincent Chin’s death is one of the many unfortunate examples of racism and xenophobia that are still part of America. Like Vincent Chin forty years ago, Chinese Americans today are still seen as the perpetual foreigner in America,” said Zhengyu Huang, President of Committee of 100. “We are a nation of immigrants, bound by a common quest for a better future. On this important anniversary, we must renew our commitment as a nation to fighting racism and working towards equity for all.”
Watch Committee of 100’s virtual discussion and event “Following the Pioneers & Inspiring the Future” which focused in large part on the remembrance of Vincent Chin. (LINK)
Read the blog post by Committee of 100 Member Stewart Kwoh written a decade ago, “30 years later: Stewart Kwoh recalls Vincent Chin case.” (LINK)
Committee of 100 is proud to be an official Community Partner of the Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication Organizers.
About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as the preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit https://www.committee100.org/ and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.
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