Monday, May 5, 2014

UNITY Statement on Neal Rubin column in Detroit News

UNITY Statement from David Steinberg, the UNITY president, on Facebook:

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is disappointed in The Detroit News' decision to publish Neal Rubin’s column arguing that the beating death of Vincent Chin in 1982 had nothing to do with race.
Rubin constructed his argument on a shoddy foundation of poorly reported facts. Most notably, he failed to even mention that Chin’s assailants used racial epithets. UNITY is also troubled by Rubin’s dismissal of a woman’s testimony because she was a stripper.
The Detroit News and Neal Rubin owe its readers an apology and an explanation about why changes were made to the column.

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