Old War Horses like Dr. Alice Huang, myself and others will need to be replaced by younger, more fresh-minded individuals. Just in the last month, Kathleen To has retired from the Board, and Henry Lee resigned as EF's Vice President, although agreeing to stay on the Board.
EF's Board is self-perpetuating. It currently has 8 members and is looking for a few NEW members who want to dedicate themselves to help make Asian Americans equal citizens, and who have much experience in achieving the hard to achieve tasks of the world.
Are you willing to give generously of your time and money to serve on 80-20 Educational Foundation's Board?
Are you willing to work in the evenings, weekends and even holidays as situations will require?
Are you willing to sacrifice your relationships with some of your relatives, because you'll have less time for them, and your relationship with some of your rich & powerful friends, because EF's advocacy for the average AsAms don't always sit well with these "VIPs"?
Are you willing to work hard and yet be criticized by some folks, because what you will be doing as an EF Board member will be significant, and doing significant things inevitably arouses criticism from some corners?
Are you willing to sacrifice that much and be that stupid, though you may enjoy immense inner-satisfaction in knowing that you are making a difference for our community and offspring, because you are fighting the impossible fight while dreaming the impossible dream?
In other words are you willing to sacrifice yourself in the service of the AsAm community, which sooooooooooooo few AsAms are willing to do?
Are you willing to tread "where the brave dare not go"?
If you are that kind of person, please send your resume to me via firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to explore the situation with you confidentially. Your Board membership requires only the approval of the existing Board Members.
A Summary of 80-20 Educational Foundation
EF is financially healthy, with a $2.8 million war chest on hand. EF has fought many battles for our community, losing a few, but winning most. Visit the following to see what EF and 80-20 PAC, working as two independent components of 80-20 Initiative, have won for our community:
EF focuses on systemic discrimination against AsAms, such as the glass ceiling in workplaces, and the ugly discrimination in college admissions against our youth. Owing to lack of personnel and financial resources, we don't pay attention to random discrimination against AsAm individuals, unless it has a landmark implication.
PS: We gratefully acknowledge the donation of $5000/yr for 5 yrs, from Jackson and Judy Yen, Laguna Woods, CA in memory of their beloved daughter Jessica J. Yen.
Correction on investigating Harvard: We failed to specify that the DOJ was investigating Harvard under Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. in our last e-newsletter. Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000d has pervasive financial consequences against Harvard University:
No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
John M. Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General, wrote me on Nov. 1, 2017 stating that DOJ " . . . is committed to ... robust enforcement of of federal prohibition on discrimination in education. ... for enforcement, among other laws, .... of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ...." (emphasis added) Mr. More was referring to a complaint filed by AACE against Harvard in May, 2015.
What is Title VI?
Title VI is to prevent discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funds. If an agency is found in violation of Title VI, that agency may lose its federal funding.
1) Title VI is often credited for achieving a significant desegregation victory in Mississippiduring the civil rights movement of decades ago. According to some legal scholars, the court decisions didn't have a big practical impact. It was only when schools started getting big federal money AND the threat of losing it by remaining segregated that they really started to integrate.
2) See the 5th of the 6 comments posted on Harvard's Crimson editorial,
on Oct. 11, 2017, by law professor Mark Pickrell, Vanderbilt Univ. He is a
"I've always thought it weird that Harvard has touted its "race-
conscious" admissions policies in light of the language of Title VI and the Supreme Court's decision in Bakke." - Mark Pickrell
Does the Harvard Faculty Have a Role In Harvard's Governance?
If indeed Harvard is found to be in violation of Title VI, will Harvard professors be unduly punished on account of Harvard's "race-conscious" admissions? Does the Harvard faculty have any role in the governance of Harvard? It's hard not to wonder, given the faculty's deafeningsilence.
When I saw the NYT article there was only comment -- strongly for "race preference admissions", which denies AsAm students with equal opportunity. EF didn't want NYT to get the impression that all students are for such an admissions policy. NYT has national influence! So I hustled to send out the 2nd e-newsletter of the week and urged our students to speak out.
Success! By now, there are 30+ comments. Only 1 comment has 9 recommendations. It is the one that mentioned the "140 SAT points" that EF emphasized. See below, the red emphasis was added. Most of the rest of 30+ comments have no recommendation. To see Zhang's comment on NYT click here, scroll to the bottom and click on "read more" and further scroll down to near the bottom.
We have been taught for years that all races are equal. But, when we compete for college admission, not all races are equal. Asian American students have to score on average 140 SAT points more than white students to have an equal opportunity of admission. The gap is even greater between Asian American students and African American students. Asian Americans never treated African Americans or whites unfairly historically or presently, why are they penalized in college admission? Whoever tells me that all races are equal should answer this question first.
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Students can still go there to comment. You can still go support those comments that you like. In America, we either speak out or lose out!
Wow, that's a great editorial from the student paper of an elite college. However, the only comment on that editorial was very negative. So EF
sent you an e-newsletter urging you to go there to state your view of the editorial. Tens of comments from our side went in. Two weeks later HOYA published another editorial entitled: "Eliminate Legacy Privilege" :-) :-) :-)
See how it works?! "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
We are in a "David against Goliath" battle for AsAm youth. We must win many small battles in order to win the BIG war. Follow 80-20. We are effective and know politics.
At the end of the article, it gives the invitation below:
"Students 13 and older are invited to comment. All comments are
moderated by the Learning Network staff, but please keep in
mind that once your comment is accepted, it will be made public."
If you have relatives who are students, please encourage them to air their
views. Our younger generation is likely more eloquent and gutsy than us.
What this article is and is not about
The article basically takes the following view:"The admissions process is a maddening mishmash ofcompeting objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn't fair, and likely never will be, " stated by Eric Hoover.
Note, however, the above statement notwithstanding, having the Asian Am. students forced to yield 140 SAT points to their white peers by elite colleges is DISCRIMINATION. Discrimination is CERTAINLY UNFAIR
80-20 EF is certain AsAm students can fight for themselves. We just want to make our students aware that they have a wonderful opportunity to do so. But Hurry! The window of opportunity will close soon, as the article will be withdrawn in a couple of days.
Click here to reach the article. At the end of the article, click on a rectangle placed to the right of the social media symbols to access the comment box. There is only 1 comment as of now. We look to our youth to speak out.