Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority explores the remarkable political story of Patsy Takemoto Mink, an Asian American woman from Hawai‘i who, battling racism and sexism, redefined American politics.
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Asian American Studies Workshop Series
Joseph Orser is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and is a Ph.D. Alum of the OSU History Department.
In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time.