Click hereto see that 80-20 EF has a$2.8 million + war chest. It is being
used to fight for our rights. YOU helped create the war chest. Be extremely proud.
When you get to that page, what to look for?
1) Your own name;
2) All the pink highlights spread all over the web page. These highlights
honor those donors who have fulfilled their 5-year pledges on time or
3)The dollar figures in red behind pledged amounts. Except for the top 4
lines, they are additional donation amounts above and beyond the pledged
amount. Don't you love those great supporters!
Are you proud that you have dug so deeply into your pockets to help our community win equal opportunity? :-) Did you anticipate that your stepping up for the community would inspire so many others to join you? :-)
Are we completely content? Hopefully not. We still face glass ceilings in work places. Our children still face ugly discrimination in college admissions.
Just remember that AIPAC spends about $70 to $80 million annually, and it is but one of the "big 3" Jewish organizations serving the needs of the Jewish community.
We've come a long way, thanks to you. But we have a long, long way to go!
Discriminatory Admissions Policy of their Own Universities
Thanks to all of you who helped spread 80-20's "UGLY facts on discrimination against AsAm youth" nationwide, the seeds you've planted are germinating. Students in elite colleges are beginning to question the discriminatory admissions policy of their administrators!
It questioned why AsAm students needed to yield 140 SAT points to white students in order to gain equal access to elite colleges.
3 days ago, The Hoya of Georgetown University, published an insightful editorial urging the university administration to "evaluate applicants on their merit alone," starting this admissions cycle. Wow!
".... In this admissions cycle, Georgetown should evaluate applicants on their merit alone by ceasing the practice of race-based affirmative action in its admissions process. This practice not only discriminates against particular demographics of students, specifically against fully qualified Asian students, but also perpetuates racist attitudes towardAsians.
This editorial board believes that all students deserve a fair chance to be admitted to competitive universities based only on their merit as applicants.
..... lifting up some minority groups by disadvantaging others does not achieve the idea of racial justice that this policy set out to accomplish. ....
But empirical data demonstrates this discrimination against Asian-American students. .....
However, the blanket discrimination against Asian-American students in the admissions process ignores the enormous diversity within this label.
... serves to perpetuate the racist myth of the "model minority," which uniformly depicts all Asian-American students as academically achieving individuals who are stunted in other areas.
Those who champion affirmative action in the name of racial justice fail to recognize that discrimination against one minority group to elevate other groups is not an acceptable means to an end; as such, race-based affirmative action must end."(All emphasis added.)
The Hoya welcomes comments. So please click here to go there, and scroll down to the end of the page to add your comments.
Is the dam to deter AsAms breaking? It depends on us! Forward this e-newsletter to your relatives &
friends who might have an impact on universities. There are so many AsAm professors working in elite colleges. We look to them to speak up. Help break the dam.
Many news sources, including Harvard's student paper The Crimson, have reported that the Department of Justice has, by inference, admitted that it is "actively investigating Harvard" for alleged discrimination against AsAms.
The complaint, which the DOJ under Obama didn't want to investigate, was first filed by a group of "64 AsAm Associations" in 2015. When the DOJ under Trump gave hints that it might investigate, 5 Democratic elected officials wrote to the DOJ to discourage the investigation. Immediately after, 80-20 EF wrote to
(1) Attorney General Sessions and DoED Secretary Betsy DeVos to encourage the investigation, and
(2) the 5 Democratic officials and the Democratic National Committee to register our disappointment with their action.
Our strategy to mount a "3-pronged Attack on Admissions Inequity" is seemingly working. For details about the 3-prongs, click on http://conta.cc/2xwaocj. For a review of the "UGLY facts on discri-mination against AsAm youth", click on http://conta.cc/2ikdKIe.
A Phone Conversation with Senator Tom Carper (D, DE)
& a former DOJ official under Obama
S. B. Woo e-mailed "UGLY facts on ..." to his friends. US Senator Tom Carper (D, DE), 2 generals, 1 admiral and many other VIPs wrote back expressing interest. Sen. Carper asked his staff and me to help him "drill down on this information".
As a result, Sen. Tom Carper, his aide, and a former DOJ official under Obama, who had direct involvement in the decision not to investigate the compliant by the "64 AsAm Associations", and Ihad a 40 minute phone conversation a few days ago.Since this former DOJ official was on the opposing side, I am delighted to report that all the facts cited in the "UGLY facts on ..." were not disputed. Sen. Carper expressed continued interest in "UGLY facts on .." There will be further conversations.
Note that the EF and the "64 AsAm assocs" both seek to end discrimination against AsAms. However,the "64 assocs." seek "race neutral admissions." 80-20 EF embraces diversity and focuses on ending the discrimination against AsAm youth.
Induce Harvard to begin an internal re-examination
of its discriminatary admissions policy
Please forward this e-newsletter to anyone who is associated with Harvard. Do your part to stimulate an internal debate within the Harvard community on itsdiscriminatoryadmissions policy against Asian Ams.
Because the Dept. of Labor refused & still refuses to apply Executive Order 11246 to help AsAms to break the glass ceiling, although DOL pushed this powerful law hard to get rid of the glass ceilings for blacks and women. In other words, our glass ceiling was and still is SANCTIONED BY GOVERNMENT!
NSF just released the following report (See middle of p. 2): The success rate for proposals from PIs was White 24%; from Hispanics or Latin PIs was 20%; from Black/African-Am. PIs was 18%; from Asian PIs was 17%. We are always the last!
Why? Why? Why? Because the House, Senate and White House Committees of science that are supposed to monitor NSF, didn't find such a statistical result abnormal. In other words: SANCTIONED BY GOVERNMENT!
If one of the committee chairs would ask a question such as that posed in 3) and request a special report on these success rates next year, if the same pattern holds, chances are NSF will begin doing internal adjustments to be more fair to AsAm PIs right away. 80-20 EF, which is always extremely busy, may work towards that goal, if we can find time, and if many of you will write in to request it.
Whose Fault is it?
It's our government's fault. It's 80-20's fault, because we are so poor in helping you understand the real world in America. But it is also OUR collective fault. So many of us just don't understand that a political problem requires a political solution i.e. support 80-20 Initiative*, since 80-20 is by far the largest, the gutsiest and the most effective AsAm political organization. 80-20 has two components: 80-20 EF and 80-20 PAC.
AsAms have the lowest success rate in every important competition, although we seemingly have the best credentials/qualifications. Is this the legacy you want to leave to your children? If you want to make a difference, be politically wise and support 80-20.
*Some may ask, why not support AsAms to run for political offices?
Wouldn't that be even more effective? NO! Until we have reached a critical mass of AsAm politicians in Congress, most of current AsAm Congressional officials don't even dare ask questions about the GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED discrimination against us, much less do something about it. However, 80-20 does urge you to support AsAms political candidates, who have a record of serving our community.