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40 Years After Vincent Chin's Murder

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June marks 40 years since the brutal death of Vincent Chin. The 27-year-old was beaten to death with a baseball bat by two men, who were fined $3,000 and received no jail time. His death sparked calls for justice and a national movement among Asian Americans. Author Min Jin Lee, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College, joins Amna Nawaz for more on his death and Asian American identity today.

Correction: This segment incorrectly stated that the Oscar-nominated documentary "Who Killed Vincent Chin" was released in 1998. The film was released in 1987 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988. We regret the error.

Source: PBS NewsHour