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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Proof of Discrimination Against AsAm Students

80-20's public WeChat account ID is: 80-20ef.   Please scan Our QR code, shown below and on EF's WeChat site.  For a Chinese version of this e-newsletter click on http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/-DRsEPmM4iPNhgJj2xo9tQ
New & Powerful Proof of Discrimination Against AsAms
   The following diagram is about ACCEPTANCE rates.  Students of very similar performance, shown in 3 different combinations of MCAT & GPA, experience very different acceptance rates.  Asian applicants have the lowest acceptance rates in all 3 cases, consistently lower than even those of their white peers.  
   To achieve diversity is to let Hispanic & black peers have an advantage. 80-20 is for that.  However, why do Asian applicants have to yield to white peers?  For minorities like Asians to be forced to yield to white peers is the RESERVE of Affirmative Action.  The extreme abuse of affirmative Action is proof possible that AsAms are being DISCRIMINATED!
   See below for a bar chart released by the American Enterprise Institute, based on a table released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) .
Asian Am. parents often proudly talk about how they are willing to sacrifice for their children's education.  Do they?   So many of them don't even dare to speak up against the open discrimination against their children, much less organizing to fight against the discrimination in college admissions.   

    Too many AsAms are too timid.  Look at 80-20, we have always stuck our necks out to achieve justice and equal opportunity for all.  We are NOT in trouble at all.   Wake up, AsAms.  The bar chart shows the the discrimination against our educational opportunity has EXTENDED to GRADUATE SCHOOLS.  Step up and be counted!

Texas to stop "race preference" admissions.   Click here to hear a powerful 2 :28 minute video message by Blum and a young AsAm lawyer, Cory Liu

     If you had followed Mr. Blum's lawsuits closely, you would have noticed that his lawsuits are increasingly focused on the discrimination against AsAm students.       

     Shame on our financially well-off community, which sat by and let Blum fight for us.  Our rich individuals, who gave tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to Harvard for naming a building after themselves, should particularly feel this shame.

   80-20 EF is doing its best to assist Blum.  80-20 EF has increased its annual contribution to SFFA from $5,000/yr to  $10,000/yr. and strived to recruit members for SFFA.   Let's all try to do more.

 Students who have recently been rejected by UT are urged to contact Blum and Liu via  http://www.studentsforfairadmission.org.

      Are you a parent of students who belong to ECAASU (East Coast Asian American Student Union)?  That organization supports "race-preference" admissions.  Please forward this email to them.  Call to discuss with them the difference between supporting diversity versus giving white peers advantages over AsAm students.  Even the editorial board of Harvard's student paper, Crimsonquestioned why AsAm applicants need to yield 140 SAT points to white peers in order to gain equal access to elite colleges. 
    Some of the ECASSU members will be applying for medical schools.  Tell them to wake up, they will be discriminated against in their application to Graduate schools.

                                   Do Your Share
   Help make 80-20's war chest bigger. Donate to SELF (Self Empowerment Long term Fund): Click here. Sending a check? Send to Stephen Lin, 969 Acalanes Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501 C-3 organization,
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php

 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wAÂ (Ignore the last 35 secs. The election is over.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM
80-20 EF Mission Statement




Monday, July 10, 2017

Help your relatives win college admissions

Getting AsAm Youth involved in our community 

80-20's public WeChat account ID is: 80-20ef.   Please scan Our QR code, shown below and on EF's WeChat site.  For a Chinese version of this e-newsletter click on https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/FUOonod9iWDywVpVrpdiw
        A Good Program for AsAm High School (HS) Students
   Your relatives in high schools may love this program. They will do meaningful volunteer work for 80-20, earn a beautiful certificate and perhaps win a higher award. The certificate should be helpful in their application for admissions to colleges. Nowadays, colleges strongly favor applicants with volunteer experience for non-profit organizations in their resume.
       Every HS volunteer gets a certificate.  Some may get an award.
    Click on http://www.80-20ef.org/youth.php to see
a) how to apply, 
b) how much time and work will meet the minimum standard to get a certificate, and 
c) the different levels of awards.  The top award is a certificate plus a cash award of $500, which could be converted to a prestigious scholarship, if one wishes.
                              Apply promptly
    Apply ASAP.   We anticipate this to be a very popular program, because it is such an obvious win-win.  The number of applicants may soon exceed our ability to handle it.  
      Inaugural Equal Opportunity Youth Award Winners 

Mitchell (left) & Alex Zhang
Mitchell (left) & Alex
Zhang, Portage, MI
Both receive Gold Medals of  Equal Opportunity Youth Service  Award,  for assisting volunteer Lynn Chen-Zhang in the receiving, processing, recording, depositing, and accounting of about $1 Million worth of checks donated to 80-20EF over a period of 2 years, without a single mistake. 

Alex is a Sophomore at Columbia University where he is studying Economics and Creative Writing.

Mitchell, Alex's elder brother, recently graduated from Columbia University and is now working in New York City. 



Daniel Zhu,
Palo Alto, CA

Daniel receives the Gold Medal of Equal Opportunity Youth Leadership Award, for using his talent and creativity effectively in an important 80-20EF project. 

In particular, he created custom software to process, analyze and summarize a 50G text file of CA voter records, and designed infographics that preserved voters' privacy.

Daniel attends Gunn High School.

      Forward this e-newsletter to your children, grandchildren and other relatives.  They'll likely appreciate it.  Thank you.

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php

 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wAÂ (Ignore the last 35 secs. The election is over.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM
80-20 EF Mission Statement

Monday, July 3, 2017

Political myths that hurt AsAms deeply (ii)

Here Is A Win-Win Solution
    

80-20's public WeChat account is:  8020ef.  Please scan our QR code, shown below, & on 80-20 EF's WeChat site. For a Chinese version of this e-newsletter, click  https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/0jarX2d3eOhOoJd-6ZTEWA           
Display a flag to help celebrate July 4th.  The U.S. is not perfect.  But on that day, I'll be counting my blessings. 
A Political Reality You Need to know 
     
     AsAm elected politicians are not willing to stand up for us because, not having an Asian majority in their respective election districts, they fear losing re-election.   Click here to read more details.

80-20 must answer these 2 Questions Satisfactorily & Did
Q1) Why doesn't Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii help us, since a majority of her voters are AsAms?
    It is the aftermath of INTERNMENT in WWII.   In WWII, Japanese Ams in the continental U.S.A. were interned, but incredibly those in Hawaii were not!  Militarily, you'd think that it should be the other way around, right?  What caused that? An ugly blend of racism and greed. Hawaii's economy would have collapsed if Japanese Americans on the islands were interned. But interning Japanese Ams on the mainland provided benefits to a lot of the neighbors of the interned Japanese Ams, who then took over their properties.
    As a result, AsAms in Hawaii have been induced to think that they would be better off NOT associating with AsAms on the mainland.  Isn't that a shame? 
Q2) Why don't Elaine Chao and Nikki Haley, who are cabinet officials and who don't face elections, help us?
     Cabinet officials serve at the pleasure of the president. If a cabinet official acts out of line and start working on projects of his/her own interest, he/she can be fired the next day.  
  Don't be discouraged.  There is a winning solution.  :-)
    Just think!  Will AsAm elected and appointed officials make their share of effort to help AsAms achieve equal opportunity, IF there is an AsAm PAC that is 1/3 as powerful as AIPAC?   
    Of course they will, because those officials are good human beings like us.  ONCE they think they are protected by a powerful PAC, they'll do the right things. Additionally, they also know that a politically savvy PAC will go punish them, if they don't do their minimum share.
     So roll up your sleeves and dig deeply into your pocket to help build a powerful AsAm PAC.  AIPAC's 2014 budget is $77 million!  80-20 PAC's is $0.1 million.  THINK!
     Politics impacts you deeply.  You and you children don't have equal opportunity because AsAms are politically weak. You NEED political knowledge, and you need to sacrifice a little, to build up our political clout.
     Do Your Share!
1. Help make 80-20's war chest bigger.  Donate to SELF (Self Empowerment Long-term Fund):  Click here.  Sending a check? Send to Stephen Lin, 969 Acalanes Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.
2. Sign the petition to stop the discrimination against AsAm students, click here.   

S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php

  
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wAÂ (Ignore the last 35 secs. The election is over.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM
80-20 EF Mission Statement
 

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