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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of the "Ugly Truth." To catch up on earlier parts,
go to the bottom of each web page:
http://80-20nj.info/cgi/dm/8/bb/b35 or /b36 or /b37 …

People who want to preserve "good jobs" for themselves
spread MYTHS against us.

They try to falsely explain away the irrefutable statistical evidence
of discrimination against AsAms as if it's AsAms' own faults. Here are
some popular MYTHS against us:

MYTH 1: To be manager, business training is important. However,
AsAms are mostly trained in Science and Engineering.

Truth:
When compared to other races, AsAms have a significantly HIGHER
% of people with business degrees. See Footnote 1.

MYTH 2: The average AsAms income is higher than that of every ethnic
group, except for Whites. That is proof positive that AsAms are
not being discriminated.

Truth:
Wrong. That statistics proves just the opposite. The fact that AsAm
receive LOWER pay even though they have on average HIGHER
educational attainment than Caucasians is consistent with our charts,
which show AsAms having the lowest manager to eligible pool ratio
among all major population groups. This means that many AsAms in
the eligible pool are denied equal opportunity to realize personal
aspirations by the glass ceiling. They deserve equal opportunity, which
is America's core value and what makes America a great nation. Any
injustice in our system towards ANY group, regardless of that group's
ethnicity or gender, ultimately saps the vigor and competitiveness of
our nations; and festers to our nation's detriment. See Footnote 2.

Indeed, we are discriminated in workplaces in 2 ways:
(1) having lesser chance to be promoted to management, &
(2) getting paid less for the same job. See Footnote 3.

Join the fight for equal opportunity. You owe it to your children
and truth to show up.

Why is 80-20 telling you the "Ugly Truth"? To whine or to prepare for
action? What action is 80-20 preparing for? Leave your comments at
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp .
Please do YOUR part. YOU hold the key to 80-20's success in its
coming meeting with DOL.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

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Footnote 1:
Having a large % of AsAms in science and engineering does NOT equate
fewer % of us who are trained in business. The percentage of AsAms with
business degrees is much HIGHER than the national average. It is because
very small % of AsAms are in such other fields as English, history,
psychology, liberal arts, …, etc.

Indeed, AsAms have the highest percentage of all people with MBAs, and
the second highest percentage of people with either a bachelors or
doctoral degree in business. See Table 1 below.

Bachelor's Degrees (business):
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d04/tables/dt04_263.asp
Master's Degrees (business):
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d04/tables/dt04_266.asp
Doctor's Degrees (business):
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d04/tables/dt04_269.asp .

Footnote 2:
Income is tightly coupled to educational attainment according to the Census 2000.
If Asian American workers were paid the average national salary according
to their educational attainment, the average Asian American income should
be about 15% HIGHER
than the average Caucasian income, owing to their
much higher average educational attainment than the Whites. See Chart 2 of
http://80-20nj.info/cgi/dm/8/bb/b35 However, in reality, the income of
the average Asian American is LOWER than that of the average Caucasian.

Footnote 3:
A 2009 salary survey by Scientist documented the same point. See the chart
below:

Or visit http://www.the-scientist.com/fragments/salary_survey/2009/ss-charts.jsp .

How come our bars are normally the shortest? Are we doing right by
our children?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of the "Ugly Truth." To catch up on earlier parts,
go to the bottom of each web page:
http://80-20nj.info/cgi/dm/8/bb/b35 or /b36 or /b37 …

Is the statistical evidence compiled by 80-20 valid?

We'll let EEOC's Chief Statistician plus a formal report from EEOC
tell you about it. EEOC stands for Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, a government agency.

(1) 4/6/2006, 02:57 PM email from EEOC Chief Statistician Ronald Edwards:

" Subject: Odds Ratios Calculations
Dr. Woo,
Attached is a spreadsheet showing my calculations. I am
sure it's consistent with your calculations. I would just
stress the value of comparing to white males.(WHTM).
I enjoyed talking with you today. Good luck with your
research and related activities. Thanks."
(The attachment is NOT included, since it takes up huge
space but is not related to the validity check.)

"Odds ratios calculations" mean calculations of the chances of each
minority to rise to management in private industries, universities and
the federal government. It determines the lengths of the bars in Chart I.
To see chart 1, go to the bottom of this webpage:
http://80-20nj.info/cgi/dm/8/bb/b35 .

(2) After a year's study, EEOC publicized on January 9, 2009 its report on
"Bamboo Ceiling over Asian Americans". The report examined the
lack of advancement opportunities for AsAms in the Federal government,
the bastion of affirmative action. Ironic? Our punishment for not
paying attention to GROUP political clout? To see the EEOC report, go
http://eeoc.gov/federal/reports/aapi.html .

EEOC's recommendations include the following: (emphasis
added by 80-20). "Promulgating an Executive Order that addresses issues of
discrimination against AAPI employees in the federal sector …" and
"Create requirements that hold senior leadership accountable … for …
promotion of qualified AAPI candidates to the highest levels. …. "

Note that EEOC didn't shy away from using the phrase "discrimination
against AAPI employees."

Need you more evidence? Join us in this fight for YOU and YOUR
CHILDREN.

Rate this article as "Informative," or "Somewhat informative," or "Not
informative," or leave other comments at
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp .
Please do YOUR part to support & forward this message to others. Happy Holidays.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

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Names & short bios of members of 80-20's DOL Meeting Team.

596 Ved Chaudhary of NJ, President, Educators Society for the Heritage of
India (ESHI), Former Member, Board of Trustees, Rutgers Univ., N.J.,
Assistant Commissioner, Dept. of Environmental Protection, NJ,
Chenming Hu of CA, Member of The US Academy of Engineering,
Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at Univ. of Calif,
Berkeley, Chinese Academy of sciences; Academia Sinica,
Alice S. Huang of CA, President-elect of The American Assoc. for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), retire Porf. From Harvard, retired Dean
of Science at NYU, retired member of the Divison of Biology, Calif.
Institute of Technology, Member of Academic Sinica,
Henry Lee of NY & FL, President, The Financial Marketing Group, worked in
McDonnell Douglas (Missile & Space Systems Division), Northrop Corp
(Space Systems), General Electric, and Arabian American Oil Company,
S. B. Woo of DE & FL, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation; Lt. Gov.
of Delaware (1985-89), former trustee, Univ. of Delaware, and
David Yang of DC, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, Former
research fellow at Stanford Univ. specializing in democracy promotion
and international development.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the "Ugly Truth." To see Part 1,
go to the bottom of the web page:
http://80-20nj.info/cgi/dm/8/bb/b35

President Obama made an iron-clad promise to AsAms that he
would
"issue a directive to the Labor Department asking it to focus
on enforcing Exec. Order 11246 on behalf of Asian Americans."
The above is valid provided that there is
"statistical data strongly suggesting discriminatory practices
against AsAms in workplaces today"
A copy of Pres. Obama's signed commitment is attached at the end.

What Statistical Evidence Does 80-20 Have?

80-20 has data to show that
"Asian Americans have the least opportunity to enter
management (See Chart I below), despite having the highest
educational attainment. (See Chart II). We also have the slowest
rate of progress toward equal opportunity (See Chart III)."

Such data & more have been provided to the Dept of Labor, DOL, since
a month ago. Indeed, earlier in 2006, 80-20 bought a full page ad in
Washington Post to publicize these data.


Be sure to focus on the small pillboxes above each of the bars in chart III. A
yellow/black pillbox denotes respectively the lengthening/shortening in each bar
from 1996 to 2001. Note that the increases in AsAm bars are only about ½
the sizes of those for women and Hispanics, although our bars are by far the
shortest. At this rate of progress, it'll take 75 years or 3 more generations,
before Asian Americans will enjoy equal opportunity. Are you OUTRAGED? .

Are WE to continue being patient or timid? Or are WE to begin a
determined NATIONWIDE bid for equal opportunity?

Rate this article as "Informative," or "Somewhat informative," or "Not
informative," or leave other comments at
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp .
Please do YOUR part to support and forward this series of messages.

Respectfully yours,

S. B.
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

Names & short bios of members of 80-20's DOL Meeting Team.

Ved Chaudhary of NJ, President, Educators Society for the Heritage of
India (ESHI), Former Member, Board of Trustees, Rutgers Univ., N.J.,
Assistant Commissioner, Dept. of Environmental Protection, NJ,
Chenming Hu of CA, Member of The US Academy of Engineering,
Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at Univ. of Calif,
Berkeley, Chinese Academy of sciences; Academia Sinica,
Alice S. Huang of CA, President-elect of The American Assoc. for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), retire Porf. From Harvard, retired Dean
of Science at NYU, retired member of the Divison of Biology, Calif.
Institute of Technology, Member of Academic Sinica,
Henry Lee of NY & FL, President, The Financial Marketing Group, worked in
McDonnell Douglas (Missile & Space Systems Division), Northrop Corp
(Space Systems), General Electric, and Arabian American Oil Company,
S. B. Woo of DE & FL, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation; Lt. Gov.
of Delaware (1985-89), former trustee, Univ. of Delaware, and
David Yang of DC, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, Former
research fellow at Stanford Univ. specializing in democracy promotion
and international development.

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ATTACHMENT: President Obama's signed commitment to our community:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of the "Ugly Truth." Please save it for reference &
forwarding purposes. Other parts will follow shortly.

80-20 will be meeting with the Dept. of Labor (DOL) in a few weeks.
It is about eliminating discrimination against YOU & YOUR KINS in workplaces.

Will 80-20 succeed? Yes, if YOU thoroughly understand the issue, express
YOUR outrage against the UNequal treatment, and respond to possible 80-20 calls
for action.

TOPIC: The removal of the glass ceiling above Asian Ams. through the
enforcement of Exec. Order 11246 which threatens sanction against
employers that receive any Federal contracts for discriminating employees
on the basis of ethnicity or national origin, among other things.

CONSEQUENCES: If DOL agrees with 80-20, it'll enforce E.O. 11246 for AsAms as it
did for other minorities and women. Effective? Extremely! If enforced,
we would have more AsAm presidents, vice presidents, directors and
other managers in the corporate world and more AsAm deans, provosts,
VPs and presidents in universities. In addition, all non-management
AsAm workers benefit from a diverse management at times of
performance review, hiring and firing. AsAm bar charts will look like
other minorities. In the graph below, see that our bars are by far the
shortest. Why? That is what we want to find out from DOL.

NUMBER OF AsAm WORKERS AFFECTED:
2,000,000 AsAms working in private industries; and
71,000 in universities, and
Total: About 2 million AsAm workers.

NUMBER OF AsAms directly AFFECTED: 4 million. This assumes that each
AsAm worker has on average 1 non-working family member.

NUMBER OF AsAms directly & indirectly AFFECTED: 15 million. "A rising
tide lifts all ships." Once we achieve equal opportunity in
workplaces in the mainstream community, everyone benefits.

DOES AMERICA BENEFIT: Yes. America becomes a "more perfect Union."

WHO will attend the MEETING(S):
From DOL: Patricia Shiu, Director of Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs (OFCCP), & perhaps Betsy Kim, White House Liason stationed
at DOL & perhaps others.
From 80-20: 2 persons from 80-20's 6-member "DOL Meeting Team".
See * for their names and short bios.

They've spent immense amount of time studying the issues, participating
in conference calls among themselves to prepare for the DOL meeting, and
will travel from hundreds to thousands of miles away to attend the
meetings, probably paying their own way. They are our role models.
This Team will need your great support.

Rate this article as "Informative," or "Somewhat informative," or "Not
informative," or leave other comments at
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp .
Please do YOUR part.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

*Ved Chaudhary of NJ, President, Educators Society for the Heritage of
India (ESHI), Former Member, Board of Trustees, Rutgers Univ., N.J.,
Assistant Commissioner, Dept. of Environmental Protection, NJ,
Chenming Hu of CA, Member of The US Academy of Engineering,
Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at Univ. of Calif,
Berkeley, Chinese Academy of sciences; Academia Sinica,
Alice S. Huang of CA, President-elect of The American Assoc. for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), retire Porf. From Harvard, retired Dean
of Science at NYU, retired member of the Divison of Biology, Calif.
Institute of Technology, Member of Academic Sinica,
Henry Lee of NY & FL, President, The Financial Marketing Group, worked in
McDonnell Douglas (Missile & Space Systems Division), Northrop Corp
(Space Systems), General Electric, and Arabian American Oil Company,
S. B. Woo of DE & FL, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation; Lt. Gov.
of Delaware (1985-89), former trustee, Univ. of Delaware, and
David Yang of DC, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, Former
research fellow at Stanford Univ. specializing in democracy promotion
and international development.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How American are we?

This e-newsletter (from the 80-20 Educational Foundation, EF) takes
a look at the value systems of most of the first and second general Asian
Americans and compares them with those of most other Americans.

To our credit, we probably emphasize education, saving, work ethic
and helping out our family members more than most Americans.

Not to our credit, we might not have sufficiently absorbed some of the
better values, listed below, of most other Americans:

1. Speaking out against injustice. (Some of us don't even speak out
against injustice when it is against us.)

2. Turning the negative energy of a personal tragedy into the positive
energy of helping a project designed to prevent others from experiencing
the same tragedy. (A huge fraction of Asian Ams. have encountered
discrimination at work or in the society, few have channeled their negative
experience to establish positive relief for other Asian Ams or other new
immigrants.)

3. Committing a certain amount of time, money and energy to help a
community's needs. This is especially so among the highly educated, and
especially after they've retired. (We have a very high share of the "highly
educated." Our community is not known for volunteering or giving for
community needs.)

4. Having individuals like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Ted Turner.
(We have a couple of equivalents. Hopefully, there will be more.)

The above have been my observations through my 54 years living in
America. I am NOT a sociologist. Nor did I do research in any of the above
topics that I am blabbing about. So, if I am way off base., please
forgive me. If you think I may have a point that is worthy of your
attention, examine thyself first, and then share the e-newsletters with
others.

Why is 80-20EF sending this e-newsletter to you? EF
believes that we can be the first generation of Americans possessing the
best of both
Asian and American cultures.
Besides benefiting ourselves,
it is also one way to give back to America.

So "how American are we?" We can be the best of Americans.

Sincerely yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.
http://www.80-20EF.org

PS To give your feedback, please go http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

To be a Judge -- a very political process

Most Asian Ams know that judges (federal or state) are NOT supposed to make political contributions and/or be partisan. Therefore, many have deduced that the appointment of judges must be a non-political process. The truth is just the opposite.

Becoming a judge -- a very political process

Here is why.

First, very emotional issues clearly identified with either D or R could eventually be won or lost by the decision of the Supreme Court. Examples are abortion; guns; desegregation/affirmative action/diversity; torture/internment; gay marriage, .., etc. Most of the Supreme Court Justices came up from the Appeals and/or District Courts. Hence, the appointment of every District or Appeals Court judge could be a seed for victory or defeat to R or D.

Just look at the confirmation of Sotomayor, you'll easily deduce that the appointment of federal judges is a partisan issue. Indeed, all judges I personally know are either Rs or Ds, not a single Ind. or Decline.

Secondly, there are these facts. Red is used to indicate where politics comes in.

1) The President normally selects District judges from a short list of 3 submitted by the senior Senator from the President's party in whose state the "District" lies.

2) Those who get on the short list of 3 usually meet both of the following descriptions: a) having done a lot of service for either the senator and/or the party, and have similar legal temperament as that of the President's party or the senator., and b) being legally qualified.

"Check & balance" mechanisms to ensure justice

To assure justice, the American forefathers have installed counter-balancing mechanisms to the political process of appointing judges.

(1) All federal judges, be they District, Circuit or Supreme Court justices, are life-tenured. Hence, once appointed, all judges are free to judge by the dictate of the law and their own conscience, e.g. retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter was appointed by a conservative Pres. Reagan but had voted mostly with the liberals.
(2) In most states, the judges are NOT life-tenured, but the State Constitutions often require that the more important courts have equal numbers of D's and R's.
(3) Wrongful or partisan judgments can be appealed at the state & federal levels.

Will a generic letter to US senators urging attention to qualified Asian Am candidates be necessary & helpful?

Necessary? Yes. For District judges, Pres. Obama normally chooses from the lists of 3 submitted from the Dem senators only.

Helpful? Yes and no. In politics, it is not what one has to say, but who is saying it. Why? If an official ignores the request of an ethnic civic org., say, a law org, there will be no repercussion at that official's re-election time. If the same request from a powerful political group is ignored, when the official faces re-election, he/she may at best expect no support from that group. In the worst case, the official may find strong opponents in both primary & general election, all supported by the political group whose request he/she had ignored.

That is why when a powerful labor union, the Nat'l Rifle Association or AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) sends personalized requests, they will be given due attention. 80-20 PAC is no AIPAC's . But it fights with courage for a diversity that includes Asian Ams.

Asian Am. Legal Eagles & Appeals Court Judges

President Obama has promised our community (via 80-20 EF) that he'll "make it a top priority of my Administration to nominate qualified Asian Ams to serve as Article III Circuit (Appeals) Judges, whenever there are vacancies in those positions."

Since Circuit Court judges often come from District Court judges, please view a picture of the 4 of the only 6 AsAm District Court judges who were present in 2006 when 80-20 announced to drive for more Asian Am. federal judges.

Their names are from right to left Anthony Ishii, Anthony Ching (Solicitor General of AZ), Ronald Lew, S. B. Woo (80-20), Susan Oki Mollway, and Dana Makoto Sabraw. District Judges Danny Chin and George King were not present owing to prior commitments, although they have consistently worked with 80-20 EF for the benefit of our community. 80-20 has high hopes that some of them plus other Asian Ams. will become Circuit (Appeals) Court judges.

When it comes to good jobs, e.g. judgeships, high managerial positions in big corporations & universities, America is much more political than most first generation Asian Am. immigrants may reasonably perceive.

80-20 Educational Foundation (EF) is pleased to provide the above educational service. If you find the service useful, donate to http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/donate/donate.asp or send a check to Katy Woo, 5 Farm House RoadNewark, DE 19711.

Respectfully yours.

S. B. Woo
President (a volunteer), 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

Readers wanting to comment, please go http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp

Friday, May 15, 2009

History, YOU & Glory of America

YOU and 80-20 have made history together. No one can question that.

The "Overseas Chinese History Museum of China" has written 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF) to request a copy of then candidate Sen. Obama's reply to EF's questionnaire for exhibit in its museum. As you know, Sen. Obama has become President Obama. See the formal request, with apologies to those who don't read Chinese.

80-20 EF has replied affirmatively to the request, as it would to a similar request from any museum. Indeed, 80-20 is honored by the request, as we trust YOU are.

Without you, the Asian Am. history would be less illustrious!

The museum is being built in a very prominent location in Beijing, within the "second ring road" near Tian'anmen Square. One day, when you are in Beijing, you may visit the museum and stand in front of that document with pride.

80-20 wants that historic document to be spread as far and wide as possible for 2 reasons:
1) It is a proper way to honor all who've strived greatly asking Sen. Obama to reply and who later worked hard for him in the battleground states to help elect him.
2)This document is a reflection of the glory of America. This document tells the Chinese people more about the true significance of American democracy than any "outreach" sent to China by our government.

David Broder, known as the dean of American political reporters, stated, "A bloc vote ….. is one of the "un-noticed glories of American life," because it is a mechanism available to small minorities like the Arab/Asian Americans to protect their rights.

80-20 EF is delighted that our shared effort will be recorded in history. We want you to know about it and be proud.

For donation to EF, go http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/donate/donate.asp, or send a check to Katy Woo 5 Farm House Road, Newark, DE 19711. Bequests and gifts in stocks are welcome.

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Pres. Obama's Preferred Supreme Court Justice: Someone who will show "empathy" towards "people's hopes and struggles."

Let the above be a constant reminder to all who emphasize career success only. Many Asian Americans are often too career-minded & insufficiently willing to stand up for justice, &/or the weak and the powerless. America values & respects those who care deeply and who are smart &
successful.

Respectfully yours,

S.B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational foundation, Inc.

PS: Readers wanting to comment, please go http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp

Monday, March 30, 2009

Practice Plowing Back or ESI

Practice Plowing Back to Enrich Your Own Community

Here's a true story that may help you live happier.

I naturalized 35 years ago. During the ceremony, the presiding judge gave a speech that helped me live happier till this day. He said to hundreds of us new citizens that day,

"You may have mixed emotions today. You may be happy because you applied to be an Am. citizen, and you got your wish. You may also be sad, because you think you are saying good bye to the country and people you once identified with."

"That is NOT what becoming US citizens means. In becoming a citizen, it simply means that you now owe your primary allegiance to the USA. You don't need to cut your tie with your old country. You can still care about it and want to help its people."

"The US is a decent nation. It doesn't expect its new citizens to cut off their emotional ties with another people and culture upon naturalizing. If a person can do that during this ceremony, then the same person can probably cut the US off completely through another ceremony. America will NOT want people with such an easy value system to be its new citizens."

How well said!

The topic of "a value system" that Americans generally expect from their fellow citizens then get me to the subject of "plowing back to enrich one's own community."

There are many rich individuals and a few powerful political leaders in the Asian Am. community. How many rich Asian Ams have given tens of millions to an Asian Am. cause??? Which of our powerful political leaders have spoken out on the discrimination against us in workplaces or the lack of Asian Am. Federal judges???

There may be a few, but far too few. In contrast, I know quite a few rich &/or powerful Asian Ams who have consistently turned their backs to the need of our community, once they thought "they've made it."

You know what? They may actually have limited themselves. Here is a case I know:

A very powerful political leader once told me that he/she tends to trust those minorities who have a record of serving their own community. If they don't, he/she can't help but wonder, if those individuals might not turn their backs to her/him when she/he needs help.

America values those who volunteer to help their own people in need, NOT those who are "success robots."

If you agree with what is said here, pass it around. Practice "enlightened self interest" and plow back to enrich your own community.

Post your comments at http://80-20ny.net/cgi/dm/8/bb/b31. Thanks.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.
http://www.80-20EducationalFoundation.org

Monday, March 9, 2009

Letter to Labor Secretary Solis

I just reported to you that our stars seemed aligned just right to win equal opportunity in workplaces soon for the 14 million Asian Ams. 80-20 is not relaxing, however. Lots of activities are going on.

See below for a letter sent a week ago to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. She is authorized to enforce equal opportunity for all Americans through Exec. Order 11246. If you live in or close to her Congressional District which includes Monterey Park, CA, you have probably donated and voted for her. Judy Chu is now running for her vacant seat.

Here are the key points of 80-20 Educational Foundation's (EF) letter to Sec. Solis:

"Dear Madame Secretary:

. . . I am requesting a meeting with you concerning a written commitment by President Obama to the Asian American community to provide equal opportunity in workplaces for Asian Americans, when he became the President. His unequivocal commitment is attached below. . . . . .

Then Sen. Obama was deeply moved by the information presented to him by EF which included the following:

"Asian Americans have the least opportunity to enter management when compared with blacks, Hispanics and women; the slowest rate of progress toward equal employment opportunity, despite having the highest educational attainment."

To see the validity of the above statement, please click on http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/projects/equalopp_washingtonpost_wpad.asp and see Tables 1 and 2 and related statements in a full page ad in the Washington Post on 9/6/06. The data and conclusion have been verified, in writing, by EEOC's Chief Statistician Ronald Edwards. If you are interested, I can provide you with a copy of his letter. This ad had also been entered into the Congressional Record by Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on 9/21/06. . . . . . .

Not a day should be lost in the delivery of equal opportunity to all Americans. Not a day should be lost to help make America "a more perfect Union."

I look forward to hearing from you soon. It will be an honor and a privilege to meet with you and answer your questions.

Sincerely,
S. B. Woo, (title) , . . . "

The above is just to keep you posted. You need not take any action. If you happened to correspond or see Sec. Solis, you are naturally welcome to express our yearning for equal opportunity in workplaces ASAP.

See Table 1 to understand how badly we have been discriminated against. See also how firmly President Obama believes in equal opportunity for all Americans in his reply to 80-20's questionnaire.

For feedback to this email, leave your comments for all to read at http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/posterboard.html. I'd love to correspond with you. Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

PS If you like what 80-20 is doing, don't forget to help back. Visit http://www.80-20EducationalFoundation.org and pull down "Donations" and click on "Donate." Donations are tax deductible.

Click HERE to view 80-20's full-page ad in the Washington Post on 9/6/06.
Click HERE to view President Obama's written commitment.

 

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