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Regardless of whether we think the dragging of Dr. Dao on US 3411 was racially motivated, letting the matter settle in this manner is likely the most effective way to stop UA from committing the same mistake again. Don't listen to folks who may not understand the U.S. well, and whose only solutionto any incident with an possible racial element is to demonstrate on the street. To protect ourselves in the U.S. effectively, we need to follow an organization like 80-20.
(2) UA reported that its "involuntary denied boarding (IDB) process is automated and customers are not subject to discretionary choice by agents." Initially, a young couple and the Dao's were asked to leave. Later, a woman volunteered to leave in place of Mrs. Dao. So the "3 out of 4 rejected were Asians" report was NOT accurate.
80-20 chooses to believe the UA report, because there are so many disgruntled UA employees in the incident. Had UA lied, the truth would have leaked out, and UA will be completely ruined given that the terrible "dragging" incident is already much on UA's back.
(3) UA upped the maximum amount to $10,000 to induce a bumped passenger to voluntarily give up his/her seat on overbooked flights. When the "dragging" occurred, UA 's maximum offer was only $800.
80-20 considers the matter closed.
Want to Do Your Share?
1. To donate to SELF (Self Empowerment Long-term Fund): Click here. Sending a check? Send to Stephen Lin, 969 Acalanes Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.
2. To sign the petition to stop the discrimination against AsAm students, click here. Thank you.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,