Hi, need to submit a 500 words paper on the topic AAS 4. Hate Crime Hate crime against Asian Americans [Pick the Grade: Hate crime Hate crime can be defined as a legal exercised to illustrate a bias-motivated aggression, attack, grievance and assassination based on the origin of private reasons such as the difference in appearance, colour, creed, ethnicity, nationality, language or even religion. (Streissguth)
It usually refers to illegal acts which are encouraged by prejudice against any of the above mentioned types or their imitative. These events include physical assault, harm to possessions, group beating, harassment, insults, verbal exploitation or other aggressive acts of harm.
These crimes usually take place where there are people of different ethnicity, culture, religion or background living together in a tense and unsocial environment that tends to create differences which, with the passage of time, increase and become more influential and dominating in the society so as to create an everlasting difference that transfers from one generation to another.
Vincent Jen Chin was an Asian American who originally belonged to China. He was brutally murdered through assaults in the month of June. year 1982 in the city of Detroit, Michigan’s closed society of Highland Park. Ronald Ebens who was a Chrysler plant supervisor murdered him with assistance from his stepson, Michael Nitz. The assault included baseball bat blows to the head and possessed numerous characteristics falling in the context of hate crimes.
The case carries great importance in the context of hate crime as the assassination caused an outrage from the public due to the soft sentencing of both the men in a plea bargain. Later a Federal prosecution was carried out which was an outcome of the public demand through alliance numerous Asian ethnic organizations. This is why the assassination is believed to be the commencement of a movement of pan-ethnic Asian Americans. (Yip)
Causes for hate crime
Ethnic issues are increasing in offices and schools where there are brisk socio-economic modifications and such issues are the consequence of uneven work and educational prospects or bias practices in employment of staff.
One of the main reasons for the Asian American hate crimes is the denial of timely justice and assistance along with the intellectual typecast of Asian Americans which is quiet, weak, and powerless.
Ways to reduce the instances of hate crimes
Hate crimes must be strongly dealt with and both legal and moral actions must be taken in order to reduce the instances of such hate crimes to be promoted in the society. Some of the measures can be:
The domestic government can set up laws against hate crimes represented by current laws of hate crime effective in that particular State.
The representatives of ethnic, religious, political and community bodies can assist in creation of optimistic atmosphere and promote positive dialogue.
Deterrence of hate crimes and gang movements in schools as well as offices are the duty of school, employers and the police, who must take measures to make plans to take care of such activities and resolve racial anxieties.
Streissguth, Tom. Hate Crimes. 2003.
Yip, Althea. Remembering Vincent Chin.