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Further, the lenient treatment that his killers received echoes similar incidents in the late 1800s in which Chinese miners were not allowed to testify against Whites who attacked them or murdered their friends.In other words, Vincent's murder was another example of how the life of an Asian American is systematically devalued in relation to that of a "real" American.First, instead of being put on trial for second degree murder (intentionally killing someone but without premeditation), the prosecutor instead negotiated a plea bargain for reduced charges of manslaughter (accidentally killing someone).Second, the judge in the case sentenced each man to only two years probation and a ,700 fine -- absolutely no jail time at all.For the first and so far only time in American history, an entire ethnic group was singled out and forbidden to step foot on American soil.Although this was not the first such anti-Asian incident, it symbolizes the legacy of racism directed against our community.Therefore, the judge reasoned that neither man represented a threat to society.

Vincent was beaten to death by two White men (Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz) who called him a "jap" (even though he was Chinese American) and blamed him and Japanese automakers for the current recession and the fact that they were about to lose their jobs.Nitz (the one who held Vincent down) was acquitted.However, these verdicts were thrown out on appeal due to a technicality and a new trial was ordered by a federal appeals court.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.Combined with the cultural stereotype of Asian Americans as quiet, weak, and powerless, more and more Asian Americans are victimized, solely on the basis of being an Asian American.

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