It’s Impossible to See Racism Toward Asian Americans Right Now and Not Think of Vincent Chin

In the face of coronavirus, people are resorting to the same bigoted attacks that led to Chin’s murder in Detroit 38 years ago

Lily Chin, Vincent Chin’s mother, leaving Detroit’s City Building. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

In order for us to quell anti-Asian narratives, we first must reflect on how shallow our collective understanding is, not only of Asian people themselves, but of the nature of violence toward them.

Elliot is a writer from Queens, New York. He is of Dominican and Chinese descent. He runs the YouTube channel bby gang, which releases video essays and art.

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