Part I: 80-20 will meet with DOL's Director of Enforcement, Pat Shiu.
When & where? Jan. 11 (Monday); DOL, Washington, D.C.
Purpose? To show how we still face discrimination in workplaces and
urge DOL to implement what Pres. Obama has promised us: "to
focus on enforcing Exec. Order 11246 on behalf of AsAms."
Impact? 2 million AsAms directly; 4 million through family connections,
and 15 million directly and indirectly -- a rising tide raises all ships.
Who'll attend for 80-20? Prof. Chenming Hu & S. B. Woo, both flying
into D.C. at their own expenses.
Part II: Presented evidence that AsAms are discriminated in workplaces.
It'll take us 75 years or 3 more generations to reach EQUAL odds to
rise to the managerial level, if things are left at its current pace.
Part III: Presented irrefutable proofs that 80-20's evidence is VALID!.
The Chief Statistician of EEOC verified 80-20's data, methodology &
calculated numbers. After a year's study, EEOC on its own, reported
"discrimination against AAPI employees" in the federal government.
Part IV: Debunking 2 popular myths perhaps designed to confuse us
and keep us down.
Myth 1: AsAms don't have business degrees, only science &
engineering degrees. Therefore, not many managers!
Truth: We are our nation's number 1 in % of people with MBAs.
Myth 2: AsAms are already 2nd only to Caucasians in individual
income. What more do they want?
Truth: We want JUSTICE -- equal pay for equal work, & equal opportunity,
which are America's core values. The truth is that if AsAm are paid
the national average for our educational attainment, our individual
income would be 15% higher than Caucasians instead of lower. Does
America believe in its own core value any more?
Part V: Debunking 3 more popular myths against us.
Myth 3: AsAms simply don't have the "makeup" to make managers.
Truth: Identical charges were made against blacks, women & Hispanics
decades earlier. No one believes in such non-sense any more.
Myth 4: AsAms, with so many new immigrants, just don't have the
average seniority to have equal % of managers.
Truth: We have significantly more seniority than Hispanics. Yet Hispanics' %
of managers is at least 50% higher. Why? Hispanics have the political clout
with the federal government to get EO 11246 enforced for them.
Myth 5: AsAms certainly don't face as much "latent prejudice"
as blacks. How come blacks have a large % of managers?
Truth: Blacks may face more latent prejudice in many streets. However,
AsAms face more blatant dicrimination in private industries and universities.
It is because black 6e9 s have the political clout with the federal government to
get EO 11246 enforced for them.
[A] AsAm's lack of GROUP political clout is the main reason for
the discrimination against us in getting the good jobs.
[B] We must Act to strengthen OUR OWN GROUP political clout!
Actions may include but not limited to,
(1) SAVE & FORWARD to your AsAm friends this 6-part series on
(2) Donate! Make your check payable to "80-20 Educational Foundation," &
send it to 80-20 ; P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229. For using a credit
card, go http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/donate/payment.asp .
Even $5 will show your commitment!
(3) Rate this article as "Informative," or "Somewhat informative," or "Not
informative," & wish all of us luck on the coming DOL meeting. Comments
PLEASE do your part! "God helps those who help themselves."
Thousands of AsAms who toiled for
equal opportunity for you and America