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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

An Unprecedented Statesman-like Move

Unity is Asian Americans' Salvation
      A Statesman-like Precedent: Crossing Ethnic Boundaries

 NFIA, Nat'l Federation of Indian-Am Associations, Honors 80-20

 NFIA is the largest Indian Am organization in the US (http://www.nfia.net/). It recently paid 80-20 a tribute:

It is indeed an honor for NFIA to be able to recognize the tremendous effort put forth by 80-20 to support causes affecting our diverse communities. Thank you Lt. Gov. Woo for your leadership and service.  

       80-20 is indeed, at once, honored and humbled.

       Why Is This Crossing of Boundaries So Significant?                      

     If and when we, one of the smallest minority together with Native Americans, UNITE to fight for equal opportunity of the 19 million AsAms, equal opportunity will be there for us the NEXT DAY. It'll be a million times more efficient than 80-20 or any other single organization and individual can do today.

     Even the combined number of all components of the AsAm community is too small when compared with that of African Ams and Hispanics. However, when we are united, the n-fold increase in number plus the other attributes of AsAms - mostly well educated, financially relatively adequate, & a wonderful work ethic - will definitely give us sufficient political clout to win equal citizenship!

     Inspired by NFIA's statesman-like precedent, the Board of 80-20 Educational Foundation voted to focus, starting next year, much more time and financial resources to forge a Grand Asian American Unity Coalition. We will welcome all national and large regional organizations to join us as equal partners. 80-20 will NOT claim, nor wish leadership. 80-20 just wishes to be a main workforce to help turn the dream of unity into reality. All AsAms will greatly benefit.

      This project will take years if not decades. However, it is most significant and we need to get it started today. If we plant the seeds, our children will enjoy the shade. We'll either be equal citizens together or be discriminated against separately.  Comments are welcome.

S. B. Woo 
 
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
 
PS:  Beware of these demographics when discussing forging unity:
Chinese-Ams (24% of the AsAm population), Indian-Ams(20%), the Filipino-Ams (also about 20%), the Vietnamese-Ams (10%), the Korean Ams (9%),the Japanese-Ams (8%), and all other AsAm communities (9%) .
 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  The CA primary is over. An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)

Friday, September 23, 2016

More Incredibly Good News on Admissions Front


More incredibly good news on college admissions

3 Incredibly Good News in 3 Consecutive Weeks
                      
   Good News 1:  Harvard was ordered by court to provide 6 years of admissions data to "Students for Fair Admissions" for discovery.
   Good News 2:  Harvard Crimson's editorial board agreed virtually 100% with 80-20's petition.
   Good News 3: A virtual "smoking gun" of discrimination against AsAm students has emerged in a survey of college admissions directors.  35% of them admitted, indirectly but anonymously, to practicing discrimination against AsAms.

More About Good News 3

   Gallup poll and Inside Higher Ed jointly did a survey of 339 college admissions directors.  It reported yesterday (Sept. 22) that

   "... in a potentially notable finding, a significant minority of college admissions directors now say (in contrast to past surveys but consistent with the views of many advocates for Asian-American applicants) that their colleges generally admit only Asian applicants with higher grades and test scores than other applicants." (Emphasis added)

   See the following table published by the survey under the "Race and Admissions" subsection:

"Admissions Directors on Asian-American Applicants (emphasis added)
Statement
Public % Yes
Private % Yes
Do you believe that some colleges are holding Asian-American applicants to higher standards?
39%
42%
At your college, do Asian-American applicants who are admitted generally have higher grades and test scores than other applicants?
41%
30%
"
Have you signed 80-20's petition yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?

   Take pride in helping your children eliminate discrimination against them.

Q1:  What is so wise about 80-20's petition?

A:  It takes a middle of the road position. It sides with Harvard's desire to achieve diversity.  Diversity in Harvard's student body is Harvard's business.
 
   At the same time, the petition strongly opposes having AsAm applicants yielding 140 SAT points to white peers.  Not to be discriminated against is our business.  

Q2:  Why does 80-20 require $10 to sign the petition? 

A:  Winning against the Ivy League schools will be extremely difficult.  80-20 is not strong enough to win this fight, without your backing.  That is why we ask for $10 before anyone may sign the petition because the worth of "free signing ons" is nothing. If we can't get 100,000 signers, each contributing at least $10, by the end of 2017, 80-20 will withdraw from this fight.  All donations will be returned.
   
   BTW, all 80-20 Board members are volunteers.  They don't take a penny from donations to 80-20.  Quite to the contrary, they have given very generously of their time and money to 80-20 for years.  I have given 18 years of my life and at least $100,000 to 80-20.  Woo's Foundation has given another $75,000.


                  Go sign the petition now!  
              Not to accept discrimination against us is OUR BUSINESS!

               
 FORWARD THIS EMAIL to AsAms & urge them to sign this petition.  


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.  The CA primary is over. An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)





Monday, September 19, 2016

Harvard AGREES with 80-20 on Admissions


Harvard Crimson's Editorial Board Agrees 100% with
80-20 on College Admissions Policy


Incredible News, but True
   
   Alright, it is not the Harvard Administration but the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson that agrees virtually completely with 80-20 on admissions policy.  It is a HUGE STEP toward achieving our goal.  So support 80-20's petition with all your might and spread the word to all AsAms.

Q1: What is 80-20's position on college admissions, as expressed in its petition?

A:   We embrace diversity.  However, 80-20 condemns an admissions policy that results in requiring AsAm applicants to score 140 SAT points higher than white applicants in order to gain equal access. It's blatant discrimination.  

Q2:  What is Harvard Crimson's Editorial Board's position, published a few days ago? 

A:   Virtually the same as 80-20's position.  Read its statements:

     "... Nevertheless, the benefits of affirmative action do not justify fully 
       ignoring claims about Asian-American admissions. .....  Rather than 
       pitting minorities against each other, the greater scrutiny that Harvard 
       is undergoing should shed light on the mechanics of admissions for 
       the sake of transparency. For instance, one study found that Asian-   
       Americans require 140 more SAT points than white peers to gain 
       entry to private colleges. While statistics like this one may very well 
       be benign, it deserves more attention to counter claims of discrimination."

   You may not believe it, the emphasis on " required 140 more SAT points than white peers  ..."  was added by the Crimson's Editorial Board itself !

Q3:  Why hasn't 80-20's Petition, taking such a wise position, reached 100,000 signers yet?

A:  Many AsAms are afraid to disagree with the majority.  They don't know that a large portion of the majority doesn't necessarily agree with Harvard.   Out of good intentions, they tell 80-20:
             
        "Don't be a fool.  When you challenge the whites for getting a 140 SAT
         points advantage over us, the whites are going to dislike us.  It's a 
         fight that we can't win." 

   Let's recall what Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "There is nothing to fear except fear itself."

Q4:  What is so wise about 80-20's position?

A:  It is a middle of the road position.  We side with Harvard's desire to achieve diversity.  But we strongly oppose yielding 140 SAT points to white peers, which is blatant discrimination against AsAms.  

   Not to be discriminated against is our business.  Diversity in its student body is Harvard's business.  Not to set quotas is the law of the land.
      
Q5:  How does the Harvard Crimson reflect on Harvard University?  

A: Extremely well.  The editors upheld the best ideals of America.  They put the Harvard Administration, which preaches transparency but hides its own admission data, to shame.

Q6: Will the majority of whites share the enlightened views of the Harvard Crimson?

A:  Most likely.  80-20 did a lot of the "testing of waters" with whites BEFORE mounting its petition.  Most whites responded saying, "If the 140 SAT points advantage enjoyed by white applicants is true, of course you should protest and sue."  The editors of the Harvard Crimson essentially said the same thing.

Go sign the petition now!  

Not to accept discrimination against us is OUR BUSINESS!

               
 FORWARD THIS EMAIL to AsAms & urge them to sign this petition.
                         Let's reach 100,000 signers quickly.   


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.The CA primary is over. An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)


Thursday, August 4, 2016

THINK: How DIFFICULT this fight will be?

If 80-20 doesn't, no one else will.
Dear Fellow Asian-Americans:
    Do you know how difficult this fight will be? To convince America to stop discriminating against AsAm students in elite college admissions?
    This is not a traffic accident case that most lawyers would take.  This is not a complaint to the Department of Education or Justice which a college applicant or any layperson can lodge. This is a legal case that 90% of the prestigious law firms probably don't want to touch, because the odds against us are too stiff.
    At a minimum, to have a chance of filing a winning lawsuit, AsAms will need an organization which has good contacts with 

1) prestigious lawyers and law firms,
2) retired judges having served in high courts,
3) highly-placed politicians,
4) wise litigants like Ed Blum, and
5) individuals who have worked in the admission offices of elite colleges.
    How many AsAm organizations do you know which have the above qualifications and are willing to fight for you??? 
    Only 80-20 is foolhardy enough to want to fight ON YOUR BEHALF.   Indeed, a large % of AsAms, having "made it", often cease their association with our community, much less fight for us.
    So please think it over.  This is probably the last chance for decades, when you will have a voice to fight for your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great ...
     Will 80-20 win?  We can't guarantee the outcome.  But when we fight, we'll begin to sew the seeds of a victory.     
     All you need to do is take 5 minutes of your time and $10 by clicking here.  Get your spouse to do the same.

    Frankly, this petition drive is failing. Click here to see that thus far we have only 200+ petitioners. We need 100,000. At this rate, it'll take 3 years to get to that number. However, in one month, UNLESS the sign up rate will increase by 10 to 50 times, 80-20 will probably cease this campaign and return the money raised in this petition to all donors.

    80-20 can lead you to the water.  You'll need to decide whether to drink it.  Click here to sign the petition together with your spouse NOW.  
S. B. Woo 
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA (Ignore last 35 secs. 80-20's primary candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds. SELF has succeeded.)
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

7 reasons to join the PETITION

7 Reasons to Join the Petition
1) Undeniable Evidence of Discrimination:
    Even The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court agrees that Asian American students are discriminated against and the Court's "willful blindness to Asian-American students is absolutely shameless."*
2) Sad Consequence 1: Too heavy a burden on our youths
     In Palo Alto, CA the pressure on AsAm kids to excel, in order to overcome  the extra 140 SAT points they have to yield to white applicants for equal access to elite universities, is so high that the suicide rate is 4 times higher  than the national average.  
3) Sad Consequence 2:  Our students lose self-respect for themselves
     School counselors are advising AsAm students to deny their racial identity and cultural heritage, when applying to elite colleges.
4) Sad Consequence 3:  Our adults lose self-respect from everyone
      When we just sit and take this and not fight back,
         a) our children will lose respect for us,
         b) our spouses will lose respect for us, 
         c) our friends will lose respect for us, and
         d) most important of all, we will lose self-respect.  Can we still look at ourselves in the mirror & feel good, albeit living in a big house and driving fancy cars.
5)  Only 1 Alternative:  Sign the petition and fight
      Our children's fate is in our hands.  No one else will fight for our children, but ourselves.  Click here to sign up.
6)  Things Could Get Worse:
     If we don't fight, the free-market nature of the U.S. could make  
        a) the admission barriers against our children even higher,
        b) the glass ceiling against our adults in workplaces even lower,
        c) internment of AsAms more likely, if there is a war in Asia.
7)  AsAm UNITY Beckons - our ultimate salvation:
  
     The desire and anger to eliminate the discrimination against our students is fervently shared by ALL AsAms.  If there is ONE issue that will unite the varied Asian American components, this is it.  When the 20 million AsAms are united, we shall overcome. Indeed, we'll help make America a "more perfect union."
     Click here to sign the petition together with your spouse NOW.  Next please recruit your friend to sign.  Use Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and others.TOGETHER, we shall overcome.

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php

Some read politics into this battle.  Look!  This is about fighting for our students/children. It is NOT about Democrats or Republicans.  Yes, the 3 dissenting Justices were appointed by Republican presidents.  But Justice Kennedy, who voted on the other side, was appointed by Pres. Reagan.   
80-20 knows politics.  We are " covering your back" and mounting the the kind of operation that no other AsAm organizations or individuals can possibly mount.  So support this effort, when you have a chance.   80-20 is only as strong as you are.  Click sign the petition NOW!
    
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA (Ignore last 35 secs. 80-20's primary candidate has won.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds. SELF has succeeded.)
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80-20 Mission Statement


Monday, August 1, 2016

The Clarion Has Sounded

The 1st Step of a Great Battle
                          You are 80-20's boss.  

    80-20 is but an effective tool to be used by you to serve your rightful interests.   80-20 shall bear all the hardship of a very difficult fight - to induce America to treat Asian American students fairly in the admissions process -, IF you tellus that you want and shall support that fight,.
    This then leads to the 2nd litmus test  - there must be 100,000 or more petitioners, donating $2 million to the war chest in the PETITION entitled:
    Join as a petitioner on 100,000@$10+Petition .  Your signature is our order. IF the litmus test is not passed, 80-20 will reluctantly withdraw from the battlefield, and return all donations raised through this petition.  80-20 is only as strong as you are.
               The Clarion Has Sounded
     Read the strong statements by 3 dissenting Supreme Court Justices , including The Chief Justice (pp 22 to 27).  They have seen much more college admissions data through the court proceedings than us.  Yet they used such strong words: "discrimination", "willful blindness", and "shameless":
      " ... 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."  (emphasis added)
     Just joining the petition with $10 is easy.  It is not a sufficient expression of your will to fight.  You must, in addition,
1) induce your spouse to sign, and
2) email this link: 100,000@$10+ Petition to all your friends & paste it onto your Facebook, Twitter, WeChat ..., etc. and urge them to be petitioners.
    If TOGETHER, we fulfill these 2 goals - 100,000 & $2 million - within one month, we will have given this pending battle a great start.  If we'd fail this litmus test after much delay, God help us and our students.
    The choice is yours.  Show that you will fight with your heart and soul for our students.  Go to 100,000@$10+ Petition NOW!
S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wAÂ (Ignore the last 35 secs. The CA primary is over.
An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds. SELF has succeeded.)
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
80-20 Mission Statement
 

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