30th anniversary of Vincent Chin's death marked

Chin was beat to death outside a Highland Park strip club

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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - The 30th anniversary of the beating death of Chinese-American Vincent Chin who was targeted because of his race at a time when Japanese automakers were making big inroads in U.S. markets is being marked in suburban Detroit.

American Citizens for Justice and the Association of Chinese Americans are sponsoring the 30th Year Remembrance of Vincent Chin on Saturday. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chinese Community Center in Madison Heights.

The keynote speaker is Frank H. Wu, chancellor and dean of the University of California's Hastings law school in San Francisco.

Two unemployed autoworkers beat Chin to death outside a Highland Park strip club.

Their probation sentences outraged Asian-Americans nationwide. The men later were acquitted of federal civil rights violations.

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