In the heart of Silicon Valley, an Indian-American teenager with severe brain injuries brought Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs together as part of a rainbow coalition of ethnic, religious, and immigrant networks, on May The Unity Gathering, organised by the city of Sunnyvale, and the Islamic Networks Group, took place at a community centre in Sunnyvale—best known for the Yahoo! The interfaith meet was a show of solidarity against a hate crime that took place a little over a month ago, not far from the community centre, in which an Iraq war veteran called Isaiah Peoples drove his car into pedestrians at a crosswalk because he thought they were Muslim. Eight people were injured.
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The Victimization of Asian Americans. The Asian American population continues to grow at a fast pace, but little is known about crimes against them. Statistics show that this group reports the lowest rate of victimization. However, they have a long history with discrimination and segregation. This paper intends to reveal the degree of victimization for Asian Americans in the United States.
Chin had been celebrating his bachelor party in a local bar when he was harassed by Ebens and Nitz. Chin died four days later. With rampant anti-immigrant sentiment in the country at the time, specifically against Asian Americans, Nitz and Ebens failed to ever be held accountable for their crimes.