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One may think that as the Asian American population becomes larger and more integrated into the mainstream American social and political institutions that incidents of anti-Asian racism would occur less often. The last 20 years or so has seen Asian Americans become the fastest-growing targets for hate crimes and violence.

It seems that whenever there are problems in American society, political or economic, there always seems to be the need for a scapegoat -- someone or a group of people who is/are singled out, unjustifiably blamed, and targeted with severe hostility.

Soon, several organizations formed a multi-racial coalition to demand justice for the murder of Vincent Chin. They organized rallies and protests, circulated petitions, and kept the issue in the media spotlight.

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.

Many times, Asians were not even allowed to testify in court.

Perhaps the most infamous episode of anti-Asian racism was the unjustified imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II -- done solely on the basis of their ethnic ancestry.

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