Second, the judge in the case sentenced each man to only two years probation and a ,700 fine -- absolutely no jail time at all.The judge defended these sentences by stating that his job was to fit the punishment not just to the crime, but also to the perpetrators.Administrators consistently fight efforts to mandate classes on multiculturalism for all students even though research shows that these classes promote increased understanding and respect among students.Secondly, they resist students' efforts to promote or even establish Asian American and other racial/ethnic studies programs. Students at Wellesley College, regarded as one of the elite women's colleges in the country, recently planned to go on a hunger strike to demand that their administration fulfill its earlier promises of strengthening its Asian Americans studies program.Although this was not the first such anti-Asian incident, it symbolizes the legacy of racism directed against our community.It was followed by numerous denials of justice against Chinese and Japanese immigrants seeking to claim equal treatment to land ownership, citizenship, and other rights in state and federal court in the early 1900s.
Even in rare instances when they admit that racial tensions are a problem on their campus, university leaders are slow to respond appropriately.It found that South Asians were the most targeted among Asian Americans and that vandalism was the most common form of anti-Asian discrimination.This is reinforced by recent anti-Asian vandalism at Stanford University that included such threats as "rape all oriental bitches," "kill all gooks," and "I'm a real white american." Similar incidents and anti-Asian threats have also occurred and continue to occur at college campuses all around the country.However, these verdicts were thrown out on appeal due to a technicality and a new trial was ordered by a federal appeals court.However, because of "overwhelming publicity" about the case, the new trial was moved all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio. To this day, neither man has served any jail time for murdering Vincent Chin and only recently has Ebens expressed regret for his actions.