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REVISED TOPIC -- Racial Justice Speaker Series: Jack Chin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law

Wednesday March 31, 2021

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM




Jack Chin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law

The Legal History of Discrimination Against Asians: A Perspective on the Atlanta Murders

This talk will cover the history of legal discrimination against Asian Americans in a range of areas: Immigration, naturalization, voting, land ownership, and employment.  It will explain how Asians came to be understood as perpetual foreigners, regardless of how long they have lived in the United States and how the "model minority" myth is simultaneously used to denigrate other people of color and generate resentment against them.

Professor Chin is the Edward L. Barrett Jr. Chair and the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at King Hall.  His work with students includes persuading the California Supreme Court to admit Hong Hen Chang to the bar in 2015 after they denied him because of his race in 1890, and leading an effort to repeal anti-Asian alien land laws which were still on the books in Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, and Wyoming. 



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