Some AsAms uttered: "They did not win. They just stopped to show they were Jews!" Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. What a joke!
Jewish Ams are no longer timid, if they ever were. They sacrificed their money and time to build up their political clout so that they no longer face discrimination in the US.
Two years ago, Asian Ams were called "The New Jews?", by Pulitzer-winning reporter Paul Golden, because AsAms faced discriminations in college admissions just like the Jews of decades ago. My question is: When will we be like the Jews and sacrifice our money and time to build up our political clout so that our children will ALSO have EQUAL opportunity in college admissions?
Tolerating a situation where our offspring seriously consider DENYING their heritage is a collective cowardly act of the Asian Am community. Be the one to stand up for our children.
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Looking At Facts
The Jewish population in the US is 6 million, or 2% of the population. The average Ivy League admission rate (% Jewish students) is 8.1%, which is 4 times more than its population percentage.
The AsAm population is 17 million or 5.65% of the US population. If we multiple 5.65 by 4, it is 22.4%. The average admission rate for AsAms in Ivy League schools is about 18%. So why do some AsAms think that there are too many Asian Ams in Ivy League schools?
Maybe it is because they aren't aware of the above facts yet? Maybe they didn't know that Asian Ams are much more diverse, and originate from so many different nations in Asia.
For proof of the numbers reported above, click here for a detailed report of the % of Jewish admission rate in each of the 50 first tier schools, which include all IVY schools. It is entitled "The Top 50 Colleges With Active Jewish Communities."
Jewish Ams know the importance of maintaining their HERITAGE & self-esteem. They also know that they must fight for their children's equal opportunity in college admissions.
How to Improve the Situation
80-20 works with "Students for Fair Admissions" organized by Edward Blum in its suit against Harvard and Univ. of N. Carolina. See how we are doing well in the court of public opinion. USA Today, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, LA Times, and Atlantic Magazine all published positive articles speaking up for a fair admissions policy for AsAm students .
80-20 is the ONLY AsAm national organization fighting for our students. Will you join the ranks and do your share?
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S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation, Inc.
80-20's Top 10 Accomplishment , published 3 years ago.
PS We thank Margaret Au Yeung, NYC, NY for donating $1,500 in matching fund.