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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
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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
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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.

 

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