Answer both of the following essay questions as concisely as possible. Your grade will be based upon the structure of the argument and inclusion of class materials.
Please Do not do any outside research, please do not add any citations, please solely use my notes
ESSAY ONE: Vincent Chin (5 points).
You are on a community panel and asked to explain how institutionalized racism affects Asian Americans today. Your task is to analyze the circumstances behind Vincent Chin’s murder and how the case was viewed by the courts, the general public and the Asian American community activists. In your discussion bring out the different actors involved and why the situation called for the establishment of an independent community-based organization to seek justice for Vincent Chin. Bring out how similar lessons were realized in other issues affecting the Asian American community. Answer this question using at least 3 sources only from class readings, lectures, discussions and videos. Write no more than 2-2.5 pages (double-spaced, typed).
ESSAY TWO: Future of Race Relations & Los Angeles Riots (5 points).
Discuss the causes for the Los Angeles Riots and how Korean American merchants became embroiled in the conflict? What was the overall background with regards to black-white as well as Korean-black race relations? What were the different dimensions of this conflict? Have relations improved? What can be learned regarding how to improve the state of race relations between Asian Americans and other peoples of color? Answer this question using examples from at least 3 sources from class readings, lectures and discussions. Write no more than 2 to 2.5 pages (double-spaced, typed).