Advancing Justice Strengthens Hate Tracking Initiative on 35th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Attack


A “Justice for Vincent Chin” rally in the early 1980s.


Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, on Monday began a week-long awareness campaign to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder.

The campaign is marked by a new partnership between Advancing Justice and Communities Against Hate to report and track hate crimes through its website – a fitting tribute to the case that galvanized Asian American political consciousness three decades ago.

On June 19, 1982, in the Detroit suburb of Highland Park, Mich., Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American who was engaged to be married, was beaten to dea