However, others had a different interpretation of the light sentences.They argued that what the judge was basically saying was that as long as you have no prior criminal record and have a job, you could buy a license to commit murder for ,700.It resulted in the formation of numerous Asian American community organizations and coalitions whose purpose was to monitor how Asian Americans were treated and to mobilize any and all resources available to fight for justice.
This verdict and sentence outraged the entire Asian American community in the Detroit area and all around the country. Justice Department to charge the two men with violating Vincent Chin's civil rights.
Soon, several organizations formed a multi-racial coalition to demand justice for the murder of Vincent Chin. They organized rallies and protests, circulated petitions, and kept the issue in the media spotlight.
What makes the situation worse are the apathetic, half-hearted, and even insensitive responses on the part of the authorities, in this case university officials.
Even in rare instances when they admit that racial tensions are a problem on their campus, university leaders are slow to respond appropriately.
One may think that as the Asian American population becomes larger and more integrated into the mainstream American social and political institutions that incidents of anti-Asian racism would occur less often. The last 20 years or so has seen Asian Americans become the fastest-growing targets for hate crimes and violence.
It seems that whenever there are problems in American society, political or economic, there always seems to be the need for a scapegoat -- someone or a group of people who is/are singled out, unjustifiably blamed, and targeted with severe hostility.
Since then, groups (such as those listed in the left column) have documented numerous incidents of hate crimes committed against Asian Americans.
NAPALC's 1999 points out that there was a 13% increase of reported anti-Asian incidents between 19.
The equally tragic part of this murder were how Vincent's murderers were handled by the criminal justice system.