Hate Crimes and Incidents

OCA Statement on Release of US crew and Hate Incidents Against Chinese

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is delighted to hear word this morning that China will soon release the 24 American crewmen.

Unfortunately, for Chinese Americans the problem does not end with the release of the crewmen. Despite the fact that we are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, we continue to be beset with false characterizations and, when circumstances like this incident arise, our loyalty and patriotism are questioned.

During the past week:

White supremacist pleads guilty in shootings

Reprinted from Associated Press
By Linda Deutsch, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - The white supremacist accused of killing a letter carrier and wounding five people at a Jewish community center pleaded guilty to murder and hate crime charges yesterday in a deal that spares him the death penalty.

Under the plea bargain, Buford O. Furrow, 39, will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Right to Self-Defense in Washington

Minh Hong stabbed to death Chris Kinison, a young white man, on July 4 in Ocean Resort, Washington. Minh is charged with first degree manslaughter.

Racism and Police Failure
The only problem was that Chris Kinison was a white racist, who spent the better part of the weekend as part of a group beating up on minorities visiting the resort town. The day before, they had chased two Filipino families out of town. They punched in their windows and challenged them to fight. They had also chased a Black man down the beach with a knife.

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