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Friday, September 23, 2016

More Incredibly Good News on Admissions Front

More incredibly good news on college admissions

3 Incredibly Good News in 3 Consecutive Weeks
   Good News 1:  Harvard was ordered by court to provide 6 years of admissions data to "Students for Fair Admissions" for discovery.
   Good News 2:  Harvard Crimson's editorial board agreed virtually 100% with 80-20's petition.
   Good News 3: A virtual "smoking gun" of discrimination against AsAm students has emerged in a survey of college admissions directors.  35% of them admitted, indirectly but anonymously, to practicing discrimination against AsAms.

More About Good News 3

   Gallup poll and Inside Higher Ed jointly did a survey of 339 college admissions directors.  It reported yesterday (Sept. 22) that

   "... in a potentially notable finding, a significant minority of college admissions directors now say (in contrast to past surveys but consistent with the views of many advocates for Asian-American applicants) that their colleges generally admit only Asian applicants with higher grades and test scores than other applicants." (Emphasis added)

   See the following table published by the survey under the "Race and Admissions" subsection:

"Admissions Directors on Asian-American Applicants (emphasis added)
Public % Yes
Private % Yes
Do you believe that some colleges are holding Asian-American applicants to higher standards?
At your college, do Asian-American applicants who are admitted generally have higher grades and test scores than other applicants?
Have you signed 80-20's petition yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?

   Take pride in helping your children eliminate discrimination against them.

Q1:  What is so wise about 80-20's petition?

A:  It takes a middle of the road position. It sides with Harvard's desire to achieve diversity.  Diversity in Harvard's student body is Harvard's business.
   At the same time, the petition strongly opposes having AsAm applicants yielding 140 SAT points to white peers.  Not to be discriminated against is our business.  

Q2:  Why does 80-20 require $10 to sign the petition? 

A:  Winning against the Ivy League schools will be extremely difficult.  80-20 is not strong enough to win this fight, without your backing.  That is why we ask for $10 before anyone may sign the petition because the worth of "free signing ons" is nothing. If we can't get 100,000 signers, each contributing at least $10, by the end of 2017, 80-20 will withdraw from this fight.  All donations will be returned.
   BTW, all 80-20 Board members are volunteers.  They don't take a penny from donations to 80-20.  Quite to the contrary, they have given very generously of their time and money to 80-20 for years.  I have given 18 years of my life and at least $100,000 to 80-20.  Woo's Foundation has given another $75,000.

                  Go sign the petition now!  
              Not to accept discrimination against us is OUR BUSINESS!

 FORWARD THIS EMAIL to AsAms & urge them to sign this petition.  

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Harvard AGREES with 80-20 on Admissions

Harvard Crimson's Editorial Board Agrees 100% with
80-20 on College Admissions Policy

Incredible News, but True
   Alright, it is not the Harvard Administration but the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson that agrees virtually completely with 80-20 on admissions policy.  It is a HUGE STEP toward achieving our goal.  So support 80-20's petition with all your might and spread the word to all AsAms.

Q1: What is 80-20's position on college admissions, as expressed in its petition?

A:   We embrace diversity.  However, 80-20 condemns an admissions policy that results in requiring AsAm applicants to score 140 SAT points higher than white applicants in order to gain equal access. It's blatant discrimination.  

Q2:  What is Harvard Crimson's Editorial Board's position, published a few days ago? 

A:   Virtually the same as 80-20's position.  Read its statements:

     "... Nevertheless, the benefits of affirmative action do not justify fully 
       ignoring claims about Asian-American admissions. .....  Rather than 
       pitting minorities against each other, the greater scrutiny that Harvard 
       is undergoing should shed light on the mechanics of admissions for 
       the sake of transparency. For instance, one study found that Asian-   
       Americans require 140 more SAT points than white peers to gain 
       entry to private colleges. While statistics like this one may very well 
       be benign, it deserves more attention to counter claims of discrimination."

   You may not believe it, the emphasis on " required 140 more SAT points than white peers  ..."  was added by the Crimson's Editorial Board itself !

Q3:  Why hasn't 80-20's Petition, taking such a wise position, reached 100,000 signers yet?

A:  Many AsAms are afraid to disagree with the majority.  They don't know that a large portion of the majority doesn't necessarily agree with Harvard.   Out of good intentions, they tell 80-20:
        "Don't be a fool.  When you challenge the whites for getting a 140 SAT
         points advantage over us, the whites are going to dislike us.  It's a 
         fight that we can't win." 

   Let's recall what Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "There is nothing to fear except fear itself."

Q4:  What is so wise about 80-20's position?

A:  It is a middle of the road position.  We side with Harvard's desire to achieve diversity.  But we strongly oppose yielding 140 SAT points to white peers, which is blatant discrimination against AsAms.  

   Not to be discriminated against is our business.  Diversity in its student body is Harvard's business.  Not to set quotas is the law of the land.
Q5:  How does the Harvard Crimson reflect on Harvard University?  

A: Extremely well.  The editors upheld the best ideals of America.  They put the Harvard Administration, which preaches transparency but hides its own admission data, to shame.

Q6: Will the majority of whites share the enlightened views of the Harvard Crimson?

A:  Most likely.  80-20 did a lot of the "testing of waters" with whites BEFORE mounting its petition.  Most whites responded saying, "If the 140 SAT points advantage enjoyed by white applicants is true, of course you should protest and sue."  The editors of the Harvard Crimson essentially said the same thing.

Go sign the petition now!  

Not to accept discrimination against us is OUR BUSINESS!

 FORWARD THIS EMAIL to AsAms & urge them to sign this petition.
                         Let's reach 100,000 signers quickly.   

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Are You Ready to Win?

It’ll Be a Very Tough Fight

   Winning doesn't come naturally.  It comes from knowing 
  o what we are fighting for, 
  o fighting skills and extreme determination, and
  o willingness to sacrifice to achieve victory.

   Our last e-newsletter informed you the 2 components of our strategy, and what each component aims to achieve.   

   Today, we report to you our draft petition will be signed by at least 100,000 AsAms, & aim to raise $2 million for the court battles.  The petition will be the 2nd litmus test of our will to fight.  80-20 will only fight, if you have the will. 

   Substantive comments on the draft are welcome.  Thanks.  SB

DRAFT PETITION: A Must Win Fight for Our Children

   Our children's fate is in our hands.  No one else will fight for our children, but ourselves.  This petition aims to change that part of the admissions policy of elite schools which singles out Asian American students for discrimination in order to provide advantages to white students (Footnote 1).  When we succeed, we will have proudly helped make America "a more perfect Union."  

   We, the undersigned, appreciate the importance of diversity to education. Hence, we proudly or at least reluctantly consent that Asian American students yield an advantage of 450 SAT points to African American students, and yield a 270 SAT point advantage to Hispanic students, in order to have equal access to elite colleges.    

   However, we strongly PROTEST that Asian American applicants have to score 140 SAT points higher than white applicants in order to gain equal access.  This is blatant discrimination against a non-Caucasian minority, and is diametrically opposed to the original intent of affirmative action. 

   In the words of three Supreme Court Judges, including The Chief Justice, penned by Justice Alito regarding the current college admissions policy, it is clear and simple "discrimination" which has been given "willful blindness" by the Justices.
      ".... the court's willingness to allow this discrimination against individuals of Asian descent is particularly troubling, in light of the long history of discrimination against Asian Americans, especially in education ... In particular, the Fifth Circuit's willful blindness to Asian-American students is absolutely shameless."

   Our community of course knew of the cruel discrimination a long time ago from our own historic experience.  So let's make sure that we do our part to fight back.  Our fighting back has two parts.

 (1) To financially punish the elite schools which blatantly discriminate against us:
   WE, the undersigned, urge all Asian Americans, especially our super rich, to stop donating to such colleges and start donating to Asian American organizations which fight such discrimination. Whether we are graduates of these elite universities or not, we pledge to stop entirely or at least reduce by 50% our donations to them.  

(2) To donate $10 or more towards funding a $2 million war chest for a lawsuit or other equally effective measures to fight against these colleges (e.g., full page ad in the New York Times.)  

   $2 million is the minimum required for such a lawsuit, that may end up at the Supreme Court.

   Click on 100,000@$10+Campaign (NOT clickable yet) to sign on.  Thank you.  

The Undersigned and 
the Board of 80-20 Educational Foundation

Footnote 1:
   White students gain about 5/7 of the seats that AsAm students lose under the current admissions policy.  Please review 80-20's last e-newsletter.

Special thanks to Zhang Financial, Portage, MI
   At the end of last year, 80-20EF invested $1.4 million of the money which many of you donated to SELF, with Zhang FinanciaI.   Charles and Lynn Zhang who both volunteered for 80-20 for many years, own the company.  They offered to serve EF on a pro-bono basis.  For the first six months of the year the net return was 5.35%.  WE thank them and their staff.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Powerful Info in our favor. Spread it.

Preparing Us for a Very Difficult Fight

A New Strategy to protect Our children - 80-20's Petition

   80-20 aims to WIN a very difficult fight with a brand new strategy, whose 2 components are:

(1) We embrace the importance of diversity to education. Hence, we consent that AsAm students shall yield an advantage of 450 SAT  points to African American students, and yield a 270 SAT point advantage to Hispanic students, in order to have equal access to elite colleges. This commitment lasts as long as the higher education institutions deem it desirable,

(2) We strongly resent that Asian American applicants have to score 140 SAT points higher than white applicants in order to gain equal access. 

   For America to see the merits of this solution, we must first allay the real but unfounded FEAR of people both within and without the AsAm community.

The Fear from Outside of Our Community Is:

   If the elite colleges stop discriminating against AsAm students, will they flood those colleges?

   NO!  Just look at the %s of AsAm students in elite universities, which are prohibited by respective state laws to practice "race-conscious" admissions:

California Institute of Technology:  44%
University of California, Berkeley:  39%
University of Washington:              23%
University of Michigan:                  13%
University of Florida:                       7%
Universities of Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska, & New Hampshire:  no data available, but we suspect the average to be below 10%.

the average % of AsAm students in Ivy Leagues schools will be 
below 35%, if they stop discriminating against AsAms. 

   Why?  How about CalTech & UCB?  CalTech & UCB's %s of AsAm students would decrease, if they were not located in CA, whose AsAm population is 15%, a factor of 2.5 higher than the national average.  CalTech faces another special factor - AsAms major heavily in science and technology.
The fear from Within the Asian Am. Community:

   Will agreeing to give 450 SAT pts. to blacks and 270 pts. to Hispanics be giving the store away?  Will the % of AsAm students on Ivy campuses remain at about 20%, even it we win the lawsuit?

   NO!  If we win the lawsuit, the average % of AsAm students in the elite universities will increase by about 15%.  Here is how we came to this conclusion by a "back of the envelope type" estimations.

   The %s of black plus Hispanics students on Ivy campuses is about 21%. About 9% are international students.  20% are AsAm students.  About 50% are white students.  Since AsAms students have to yield SAT pts. to blacks, Hispanics and whites, what % of the seats are AsAms students yielding to whites?  Roughly, it'll be [50% / (21% +50%)] = 5/7.   Of the seats we "lost", about 5/7 of them were "lost" to white students!  

    What is the % of the seats that we've "lost," owing to discrimination?  It is about (40% in UCB and CalTech - 20% in Ivy leagues) = 20%.  

    Hence, if we don't have to give points to white students, we'll get back an additional (5/7 X 20%) = 14%.  That added to the 20% we are already getting in Ivy League colleges, is 34% - very close to the 35% we predicted earlier.

     Does the above rough estimate confuse you?  Sorry, if it does. Just remember the key conclusion:

Contrary to the common belief that the current admissions policy
benefits African Ams and Hispanics, the policy actually primarily 
the whites! 

   Spread the word.  Forward to all your friends.  When the myths are broken, truth will emerge!   Our endeavor will help make America "a more perfect Union."

Display a flag today!  Equal rights comes with equal commitment.

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

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