March 25's Fact of the Week

stopthehate Another case similar to the murder of Vincent Chin, Jim Loo and his friends were at a pool hall in Raleigh, North Carolina when 2 men harassed and blamed Loo and his friends for outcome of the Vietnam War. The assailants mistook Loo as Vietnamese, although he was Chinese American, and shouted, “We should not put up with Vietnamese in our country” and continued to make racial slurs against him before shooting him outside of the pool hall. In response to the murder, the Asian American community, still scarred from the injustice from Chin’s case, mobilized and formed the Jim Loo American Justice Coalition to represent Loo’s parents and family. A year later, both men were sentenced. One with 37 years behind bars charged with second-degree murder, the latter with 4.