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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

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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.

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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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 
benefits 
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.

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

First Litmus Test Met. Fighting on.

Gearing Up for a Long and Difficult Fight

Thank you.  Gearing Up for the Next Step.

   Thanks to the 1,000+ role models*, the first litmus test was met.  We've shown the minimal resolve to take on this fight for the welfare of our children. 80-20 Educational Foundation's Board will meet to discuss setting up a petition site.   All self-respecting AsAms should sign on to 

   (1) stop entirely or at least reduce by 50% donations to all Ivy League schools whose admissions policy discriminates against AsAm applicants, and
   (2) to pay $10 or more towards funding a $2 million war chest for a lawsuit against these schools.


   For details, click  here to read an earlier e-newsletter.
       
                       The Letter that moved me the most

   One supporter referred to the extra 140 SAT points, which AsAm applicants had to meet against white applicants, in order to gain equal access to elite schools as a possible cause of their high suicide rate.  

   "Frankly I think it is one of the factors in the high suicide rate among Asian kids in places like Palo Alto, CA.  The parents know the deck is stacked against them, and push the kids to perform at unrealistic levels.  Unfortunately that is what it takes, when playing an unfair game.   -Steve xxxxx"

   Are some of our AsAm parents such cowards?  They'd rather push their children to achieve "unrealistic levels to the point of suicide," but not dare to stand up to fight the discrimination against their children?  For such parents, look at yourselves in the mirror.

S. B. Woo 

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


* By now 1,100 supportive emails have come in.  Unless you want to, there is no need for sending them any more.  Please pass the word via WeChat, Facebook, ..etc.  that we need to gear up to fight a very difficult battle for our self-respect and our children.  Read these words of the 3 dissenting Supreme Court Justices, which includes The Chief Justice:

"... But UT's plan discriminates against Asian American students ... including racial discrimination that undeniably harms Asian Ams ... 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."

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Deadline coming up. Still 140 short.

Enraged? Action is what counts.

Dear Fellow Asian Americans: 

   Want 80-20 to lead a legal fight to stop discrimination against AsAm students?

   80-20 set a litmus test of receiving 1,000 supportive emails within 3 days. Otherwise, 80-20 will NOT lead, because there is not enough enraged AsAms to help win such a very difficult fight. Deadline is coming up in a few hours. Thanks.


S. B. Woo 

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

PS:  Read these words of the 3 Supreme Court justices:
"... But UT's plan discriminates against Asian American students...including racial discriminates that undeniably harms Asian Ams...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."

To know more about 80-20, view these videos:
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Enraged? Failing the litmus test so far.

Enraged? Action is what counts.

Failing the Litmus Test so far.

   In 2 days, 80-20 has received 550 supportive emails.  We should have received  667 (1,000 x 2/3).   If our community can't even pass the first of many litmus tests to come - the last one being winning the lawsuit, then we are not ready.

Do Your Share to Meet the Litmus Test
   If you don't agree, then take a few minutes to send in your supportive email, or inspire your friends to send in theirs.  We have 450 supportive emails today.  

   Why the litmus test?  If 80-20 decides to file a lawsuit to stop the elite school from openly discriminating against AsAm students, it'll be the BIGGEST fight it has ever handled.  We need to measure our internal resolve.  550 supportive emails in 2 days is very good, but we need the BIGGEST EMOTION & RESOLVE.  

   Read the words of the 3 Supreme Court justices again:

   "... But UT's plan discriminates against Asian American students...including racial discriminates that undeniably harms Asian Ams ... 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."

   If we accept such clear discrimination against us sitting down, ... 

   How it could affect your lives materially:

   Will they be encourages to lower the glass ceiling in your workplace? Will the barrier in college admissions against your children be raised? Will they intern you, when, God forbid, there would be a war between the US and some Asian nations?

   How it could affect your family life:
   
      Will your children still respect you?  
      Will your spouse still respect you? 
      Can you look into the mirror and still maintain your self-respect?

Who Are the Most Shameless?

   Will it be the liberal justices in the Supreme court and Fifth Circuit court? 
   Will it be our rich who gave generously to elite schools without asking them to not discriminate against AsAm students, and without donating to our community's organizations which fight against such discrimination?  

   Or will it be us, if we take such clear discrimination against us sitting down?

   Send in your supportive email, if you have not yet.  80-20 has managed to win for you most of the times, because we measure and build up our strength methodically, and we work ourselves mercilessly fighting for YOU.

   Send the supportive emails or get others to send please?

S. B. Woo 

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


PS:  You must reply to sbw@udel.edu.  If you replied to sbw@80-20.org
        earlier, we didn't get it.  sbw@80-20.org is NOT working.

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rage into ACTION, friends.


 Enraged is not enough. Where is your action?

   80-20 sent you the following e-newsletter yesterday.  It asked if you wanted to fight such blatant discrimination against our children which a majority of the Justices showed "willful blindness" to -- words of Justice Alito.

   80-20 set a litmus test for taking the first step to get into this fight.  Getting 1,000 supportive emails within 3 days.  Thus far we've only received 250.

   80-20 is only as strong as you are.  You are 80-20's bosses.  You must express your will.  After that, 80-20 will try to achieve your will with its fighting skills.  TWO MORE DAYS to get another 750 NEW supportive emails from you.     

SB

PS:  You must reply to sbw@udel.edu.  If you replied to sbw@80-20.org yesterday, we didn't get it.  sbw@80-20.org is NOT working.

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Subject:  Words from strongly dissenting Justices

                       How the Supreme Court Has Ruled


   "The Court's affirmance of the University's admissions policy today does not necessarily mean the University may rely on that same policy without refinement," the court wrote in its majority opinion.
          
Refinement?  Hear the Words of Dissenting Justices

   Supreme Court Justice J. Alito, with whom The Chief Justice and Justice Thomas joined, dissented by stating (pp 22-27):

   "... But UT's plan discriminates against Asian American students...including racial discrimination that undeniably harms Asian Ams ... 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."

   Listen!  Even our Supreme Court Justices clearly described the treatment of AsAm students as DISCRIMINATION Why didn't the other Justices see it? My conjecture is that they saw it too, but chose to focus on the diversity issue and give Asian Americans the "willful blindness." 

   Our responsibility to our future generations is to force the other Justices to come out of their "willful blindness."  That'll take another lawsuit.

80-20 will lead, IF you will do your share

   80-20 ponders filing a very different lawsuit.  Our lawsuit will NOT get into the issue of diversity involving Hispanic and black students.  Instead, our lawsuit will focus sharply on the various discriminations against AsAm students, raised by the 3 Supreme Court Justices.

   We'll uphold Affirmative Action but ask "Is Affirmative Action's intent for minorities to give advantage to the majority or the other way around?"  

   As Justice Alito stated, "…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."

   80-20 will fight, if you will.

The litmus test for 80-20 to step in

   There is nothing we can't achieve, if we are united.  Will we?
    
   80-20 may start a petition site aiming to get 1,000,000 AsAms to sign. Signers will appeal to those AsAms who have donated to Ivy Leagues schools to STOP donating but instead donate to build up the war chest for this lawsuit. All signers will donate $10 or more.

   Will that be enough?  Yes.  Here are the names of AsAms who have given so generously to the very universities which discriminate against AsAms, in the clear words of 3 Supreme court justices:

                   Lei Zhang:  $8.8 million to Yale,
                   Elaine Chao family: $40 million to Harvard, and
                   Gerald Chan: $350 million to Harvard, 
             
   When they gave, did they at least ask the universities not to discriminate against AsAms?  Will they donate as generously to help fight against the discrimination against our children, now that the case is made so clearly by the 3 dissenting Supreme Court Justices?

   Reply to this e-newsletter.  Do your share please.  If we get 1,000 supportive emails within 3 days, 80-20 will take another step toward filing a lawsuit.  80-20 plans methodically, and usually wins.  

Discouraged or Enraged?

S. B. Woo 

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


To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  80-20's candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
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