I have to agree with you,Based on your idea I believe that our society is built on the idea of races and racial discrimination where our law construct the way people see race not only within the United States but also within our Criminal Justice System. Hate crime has increasingly been aimed toward Asians Americans who were mistreated and was seen less than human ,where their lives are meaningless compare to whites within the Criminal Justice System. According to Bedi Asians are prosecuted reinforces stereotypes of Asians as “the other” that is perpetually foreign, unfair economic competitors,and subordinate to whites. (Bedi 187). In other words the death of Vincent Chin clears shows that Whites are viewed more as citizens than Asian American in which the judge sided with Eben and gave him a fine of 3,000 dollars and a few years of probation. This case clearly shows that Asian American in the Criminal Justice System are dehumanize of their rights in which the law plays favorite when it comes to Whites vs Asian American. Which concludes that race and racial discrimination does play a big factor in our society and in the Criminal Justice System. The tweet for this week shows Rosie O Donnell trying to impersonate Chinese people in which they are discriminated based on their race which relates to Vincent Chin when he was killed.
I have to agree with you,Based on your idea I believe that our society is built on the idea of races and racial discrimination in which our law construct the way people see race not only within the United States but also within our Criminal Justice System. Hate crime has increasingly been aimed toward Asians Americans who were mistreated and was seen as less than human beings,where their lives are meaningless compare to whites within the Criminal Justice System. According to Bedi Asians are prosecuted reinforces stereotypes of Asians as “the other” that is perpetually foreign, unfair economic competitors,and subordinate to whites. (Bedi 187). In other words the death of Vincent Chin clears shows that Whites are viewed more like citizens than Asian American in which the judge sided with Eben and gave him a fine of 3,000 dollars and a few years of probation. This case clearly shows that Asian American in the Criminal Justice System are dehumanize of their rights in which the law does play favorite when it comes to Whites vs Asian American. Which concludes that race and racial discrimination does play a big factor in our society and in the Criminal Justice System. The tweet for this week shows Rosie O Donnell trying to impersonate Chinese people in which they are discriminated based on their race which relates to Vincent Chin when he was killed.
Cambodians have face many problem throughout history and one of the biggest challenges they face as of today is being deported back to their homeland. The video Sentenced Home was really an eye opener because many Cambodians who came to United States were consider refugees and many of those refugees were young infant who fled with their parents during Khmer Rogue. Some of those infant never even seen their homeland but yet the United States are deporting these Cambodians for crimes they committed and server for. This clearly shows that the United State welfare system is broken. Where refugees who commit a crime will face deportation. But instead the Government should take responsibility and help set up guidelines for those refugee entering the United States instead of leaving them with nothing or any understanding of the American Culture. According to Kim Ho Ma a Cambodian refugee who was deported said that “ American has accepted us as a step child with open arms but with a blink of an eye America refused us” This was a powerful saying because in the video many Cambodians who were deported had families living in the United States and many were separated from their mother, brothers,wife and children. Another thing that stuck out to me was how the United States never really help prepare Cambodians who were getting deported. Many were left to fend for themselves once they landed in their homelands. Others stayed in halfway house with other deported Cambodians with no luck in finding jobs due to the language barriers. All in all the welfare system being use today is clearly broken.
America represent one of the most growing countries in the world where countless of immigrant are entering the United States each year. But still many immigrant are consider an Aliens. As of today many Cambodian who fled their country during the Khmer Rogue era in which 1.7 millions Cambodian lost their lives.(Drenan:2014) This left many Cambodian to leave their home country and flea to the United States. Which lead many Cambodian today who are living the United States in constant fear of becoming victimizes of criminal charges that could lead many to become offenders. As well as the fear of deportation resulting the separations of many family between two countries. For example the case of Kim Ho Ma tells us the story of Ma and how his life in America forced him to be deported back to his country. When Ma first arrived in America he was face with another war between the African American and The Latinos which would lead him to join a gang with his fellow Cambodian. At the age of seventeen he was convicted of first degree manslaughter and served twenty six month in prison for good behavior but than was given over to immigration official but wasn’t deported till the Government of Cambodia signed the agreement of repatriation memorandum of understand which facilitate the return of removable Cambodian refugee.(Hing:4) The video which we watched in class relates to this article because it clearly shows that Cambodian who are living in the Sunnydale District of San Francisco tend to have the worst of the worst in which many Cambodian are in a state where they are barely scraping by even after the war and yet America is still treating Cambodian as if they are aliens who will get deported any time.
The documentary video we saw today in class clearly showed that many conflict cause the uprising of the L.A. Riot. Which left many Korean families with nothing but rumbles and ruined left from the riot. In many ways the Rodney King beating was the first step in which many African American were outrage by the ruling of case and took their anger to the street and targeted the Koreans because they were near white. Another conflict that cause the LA riot was the language barrier between the Koreans and Black. In the video one of the female women who was interviewed stated that the African American and Korean don’t try to understand one another . She also said that the Korean treated African American very rudely and looked down upon them and treated them as if they were not a human being. Which was very true because many African American who shopped at Korean market were treated badly the Korean won’t even look at them in the eye or even place changes on their hand. Another factor that played an important was the how the Government portray the conflict between whites and black of the Rodney King case and how they prompted a wrong judgment and resulting in a fight between the rich and the poor. Where the looters were mostly poor people who attacked the Korean in which the Government left the Koreans to defend themselves for 6 days before taking any actions.
Media today is a great tool for many people. It’s a source of information where you can access any news with just a click of a button. But that is not all, media may be a source of information but many of those information are kept from many people in ways it can alter one person perspective and viewing to a current event. In which many evidence aren’t really presented or informing people with facts of why this is happening.
In the article An Issue of Time and Place written by Angela E. Oh. Clearly shows that mainstream can affect a person aspect and viewing. In which the mainstream English language covered only those incident that highlighted the conflicts involving Korean immigrants family-owned business and local residents many of whom were African American.(Oh,40) In other words media tend to cover more on stories that are more interesting to views where race relations between two different race are portrayed differently than it is suppose to be based on information instead of educating the viewers on the case. The Rodney King Case and People v. Stacey Koon are both great example of how mainstream media lacked the kind of depth that could have turned the proceeding into opportunity to educate,illuminate, and bring attention to emerging issues in the region (Oh,40). This clearly shows that media do have a choice on how they present a story in a way that would not offend any types of race.
The video this week show black men attacking Asian old lady because Black and Asian are still having conflict with one another even as of today. This relates to our reading because media has given us little of information on what is happening and not educating the viewers on the issue.
The video Vincent Who was a very inspiring and a very heartfelt story of how one person death can lead to injustice and how Asian American are still struggling to fight again racism and discrimination. Vincent Chin case was the foundations for many Asian American after his death and the ruling,which set two Caucasian man free with a mere fine and three years of probation. In which the judge stated that “ these two men was attempting to administer punishment in which the victim linger for four days but if the case was more brutal then they would be charged for manslaughter and would have been put into jail.” (Vincent Who, 2009). This was clearly based on racism in which the judge himself treated the life of an Asian American as a mere animal that you can kill and get away without any punishment. Not only did this case discriminated Asian American it also dehumanized them as a human being and excluded them of their rights of justice. This case was very significant because it really impacted Asian American but it also got all Asian American like the Chinese, Korean even the Filipino and the non-whites community together. As they stand and fought against racism and discrimination in which the movement leading to a federal civil rights protection that would include all American regardless of their immigrant statues or ethnicity.(Vincent Who,2009)