Vincent Chin was a neighborhood friend to Denise Yee Grim when she was growing up. They shared a mutual love of comic books, enjoyed shooting pool and going to martial arts class together. But after her friend was attacked and killed in Highland Park while out celebrating his bachelor party, he became a catalyst for personal activism.
"We should be angry. What happened to Vincent is wrong and it's an insult to us," said Grim, who is now the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce in Rochester Hills. "We need to band together to put pressure on our legislators, both locally and nationally. We do live in these communities, we do work here. We are talking about our civil rights."Community, friends mark 30th anniversary of Vincent Chin's death | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com