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Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Oakland Lodge Scholarship Essay 2016 – Essay Topic

There was a recent case where a Chinese American Officer, Peter Liang, accidentally killed an African American man, Akai Gurley, through a ricocheted bullet. The discussion regarding the case brought up a lot of different opinions amongst Asian Americans surrounding Officer Liang's conviction. What do you think about the conviction? Do you think that the verdict would have had a different outcome if Officer Liang was not Asian? How do you think this event effected relations between Asian Americans and African Americans (i.e. Black Lives Matter movement)?

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