Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 6)

Part I: 80-20 will meet with DOL's Director of Enforcement, Pat Shiu.
When & where? Jan. 11 (Monday); DOL, Washington, D.C.
Purpose? To show how we still face discrimination in workplaces and
urge DOL to implement what Pres. Obama has promised us: "to
focus on enforcing Exec. Order 11246 on behalf of AsAms."
Impact? 2 million AsAms directly; 4 million through family connections,
and 15 million directly and indirectly -- a rising tide raises all ships.
Who'll attend for 80-20? Prof. Chenming Hu & S. B. Woo, both flying
into D.C. at their own expenses.

Part II: Presented evidence that AsAms are discriminated in workplaces.
It'll take us 75 years or 3 more generations to reach EQUAL odds to
rise to the managerial level, if things are left at its current pace.

Part III: Presented irrefutable proofs that 80-20's evidence is VALID!.
The Chief Statistician of EEOC verified 80-20's data, methodology &
calculated numbers. After a year's study, EEOC on its own, reported
"discrimination against AAPI employees" in the federal government.

Part IV: Debunking 2 popular myths perhaps designed to confuse us
and keep us down.

Myth 1: AsAms don't have business degrees, only science &
engineering degrees. Therefore, not many managers!
Truth: We are our nation's number 1 in % of people with MBAs.

Myth 2: AsAms are already 2nd only to Caucasians in individual
income. What more do they want?
Truth: We want JUSTICE -- equal pay for equal work, & equal opportunity,
which are America's core values. The truth is that if AsAm are paid
the national average for our educational attainment, our individual
income would be 15% higher than Caucasians instead of lower. Does
America believe in its own core value any more?

Part V: Debunking 3 more popular myths against us.

Myth 3: AsAms simply don't have the "makeup" to make managers.
Truth: Identical charges were made against blacks, women & Hispanics
decades earlier. No one believes in such non-sense any more.

Myth 4: AsAms, with so many new immigrants, just don't have the
average seniority to have equal % of managers.
Truth: We have significantly more seniority than Hispanics. Yet Hispanics' %
of managers is at least 50% higher. Why? Hispanics have the political clout
with the federal government to get EO 11246 enforced for them.

Myth 5: AsAms certainly don't face as much "latent prejudice"
as blacks. How come blacks have a large % of managers?
Truth: Blacks may face more latent prejudice in many streets. However,
AsAms face more blatant dicrimination in private industries and universities.
It is because black 6e9 s have the political clout with the federal government to
get EO 11246 enforced for them.


[A] AsAm's lack of GROUP political clout is the main reason for
the discrimination against us in getting the good jobs.

[B] We must Act to strengthen OUR OWN GROUP political clout!
Actions may include but not limited to,

(1) SAVE & FORWARD to your AsAm friends this 6-part series on
"Ugly Truth."
(2) Donate! Make your check payable to "80-20 Educational Foundation," &
send it to 80-20 ; P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229. For using a credit
card, go .
Even $5 will show your commitment!
(3) Rate this article as "Informative," or "Somewhat informative," or "Not

informative," & wish all of us luck on the coming DOL meeting. Comments
are welcome. .
PLEASE do your part! "God helps those who help themselves."


Thousands of AsAms who toiled for
equal opportunity for you and America

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Ugly Truth about AsAm Inequality (Part 5)

Why is 80-20 sending you the "Ugly Truth" series? To whine
or to prepare for community-wide action?

Additional popular MYTHS against us are debunked below.

MYTH 3: AsAms simply don't have the ambition, language ability, social
and communication skills, & sense of humor to make managers.

The same accusations were made against women, blacks, and Hispanics
earlier. Now that there are hundreds of thousands of female, black and
Hispanic managers, on account of the enforcement of EO 11246, such
nonsense are no longer spread or believed. The same will prove to be case
for AsAms, once EO 11246 is enforced for us. For more details,
see Footnote 1.

MYTH 4: AsAms are mostly new immigrants. So most AsAms don't
have the seniority in workplaces to make managers yet.

Hispanics are mostly new immigrants too. When compared to Hispanics.,
AsAms have MORE seniority with their current employers. When we don’t
have the GROUP political clout, then the lack of seniority is used as a lie
to keep us beffudled. For a table of comparison, see Footnote 2.

MYTH 5: "Latent prejudice" against blacks is certainly higher. If blacks
are making managers, and AsAms are not, it proves that
AsAms just don't have the ability to be managers.

"Latent prejudice" against blacks is indeed higher on many streets in
America, not that prejudice should be tolerated anywhere against anyone.
However, blatant discrimination against AsAms is higher in workplaces,
because AsAms don't have the GROUP political clout to get EO 11246
enforced for us.

Have you heard enough "Ugly Truth"??? Are you ready to join the
fight for equal opportunity?

Dear readers:

What will it take to get a minority in the USA equal opportunity in
workplaces? Tell us your views/conclusions. There are no
clearly right or wrong answers. We just want to know your views. .
Do your part! "God helps those who help themselves."

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

Footnote 1

How come the same myth is still held against AsAms? Two main
reasons. (1) Women, blacks and Hispanics have more GROUP political
clout. People who utter such stereo negative image against them face
severe repercussions. (2) Once the individuals in those groups become
convinced that they have the equal opportunity to be promoted, they
worked in earnest to develop the skills they need to become managers.

If AsAms are smart & hard working enough to get advanced degrees,
AsAms can certainly learn how to communicate tactfully, and crack jokes in
cocktail parties with a little hard work. The latter is the easier skills.

Footnote 2
See the Table below for worker with 5 or more years with their current
employers comparing Asian to Hispanics: