“17 year old Asian Teen Beaten”

Hello JACLers,

The staff here at PSW came across a very disturbing and graphic video of an Asian teen being beaten by 7 other teenagers in the Chicago area. As we finish celebrating the triumphs of civil rights advancements by Martin Luther King Jr., we are also reminded of all the work that still needs to be done. This horrible occurrence was in Chicago, but In the words of MLK, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Please be warned that the video is very graphic.

Video on angryasianman’s website:

The Chicago Tribune has stated that this was not racially motivated, but the video implies that he did not speak English very well and begged the others to stop. Bullying has also gained the spotlight in these past years, yet still things like this happen. This is a horrendous attack on a young, helpless teen and needs all the support he can get. Updates to come.

Click here for the: Chicago Tribune Article

What do you all think?

Do you think this a racially motivated incident?