Friday, March 29, 2013

Comparing Jewish Ams. with Asian Ams (Part II)

   This is part II of "Our Rich & Powerful."

                       Asian Americans Are the New Jews

   Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Daniel Golden called Asians "the new Jews, inheriting the mantle of the most disenfranchised group in college admissions." Golden observed, "Average SAT scores for Asian Americans admitted to the Ivy Leagues are substantially above those for any other group, including whites . . . ."

                       To the Jewish Ams, Charity Begins At Home

   They help themselves. In 2010, the Jewish community spent at least $28 per Jewish Am. to protect their rights and advance their rightful interests. See FOOTNOTE 1.
   In contrast, 80-20 PAC and Educational Foundation can only spend $0.007 per Asian Am. See FOOTNOTE 2.

  Asian American "Rich & Powerful" Don't Help Their Own People

   In 2000, Lulu and Anthony Wang gave $25 million to Wellesley College. In 2002, Charles B. Wang donated $52 million to SUNY. In 2007, Jerry Yang and his wife Akiko Yamazaki pledged $75 million to Stanford. In 2008, Oscar L. Tang gave $25 million to Philips Academy Andover. In 2012, the Chao family, including former Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao, donated $40 million to Harvard Business School. The sum is $217 million over 12 years, averaging $18 million per year. While we appreciate these wonderful individuals' good deeds for our nation, we like to call to their attention the following contrast.
   In comparison, to the best of our knowledge, not a single Asian Am has given more than $3 million to an Asian Am cause in the history of America.

           Asian Ams Are the Most Discriminated Against in the USA

   As the mainstream media have increasingly noted:
      (a) Our children face the tallest barrier in applying to elite colleges, &
      (b) Our adults face the lowest glass ceiling in workplaces.
   God helps those who help themselves. We must help ourselves first. Forward this newsletter to those who ID with us. To comment, click

S. B. Woo,
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF)


  S. B. Woo will be a panelist and the keynote speaker at Asian Pacific Am. Law Students 2nd Annual Meeting at Columbia University on April 6, 2013 (Sat.), from 2 to 8;30 p.m. AsAm Lawyers are particularly welcome. For details, click . For the registration

   FOOTNOTE 1 - Annual budget of 3 Jewish Am. orgs in 2010

AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee): $67 million. Go
ADL (Anti-Defamation League): $60 million in 2005, likely more now. Go
AJC (American Jewish Committee): $42 million. Go

   FOOTNOTE 2 -- In 2010, annual budget of 80-20 PAC and EF combined is about $100,000.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Are our "rich & powerful" doing their share to help? (I)

   "To those whom much is given, much is expected." --
                                                                          John F Kennedy

   Are our "rich & powerful" doing their due shares to help Asian Americans become equal citizens of the USA?

   This is such a sensitive topic that few will dare to touch with a 10-Foot-pole. However, for the sake of our community, 80-20 EF believes that we must together examine this issue and let truth be known.

   Frankly, most Asian Americans believe that our elites, on the average, have not done their share. Their collective records are not good.

   (a) Donation Record of Our RICH: Many Asian Ams have donated tens of millions to good causes in the mainstream society. We thank them for that. However, our rich has been STINGY toward its own community. Personally, I don't know of a single Asian Am. who has donated more than $3 million to an Asian Am. cause.

   (b) Performance Record of Our POWERFUL: Our so called "powerful" have truly been TIMID to fight against inequities committed against its own people. Examples of serious injustices committed against Asian Ams are:

     i) Extreme paucity in life-tenured Asian Am. federal judges;

     ii) Irrefutable statistical evidence that Asian Ams have the lowest manager-to-worker ratio in private industries, universities and the federal government when compared to all other races/ethnics.

    iii) Asian Am students face the highest college admission bars, higher than that for white applicants! It is blatantly ANTI-Asian-Am. but disguised as an affirmative program.

   Did any of our elected Asian Am. officials or former cabinet and sub-cabinet member, or university trustees and presidents or ethnic media CEOs & editors, or president & executive director of our national civic organizations fight for us on these issues? NO!

   Was it because such inequities were unsolvable? NO! 80-20 Initiative has tackled all 3 issues, with reasonable success.

                80-20 Educational Foundation's Belief
   Before Asian Americans become EQUAL citizens, our elite must do their share to help. Our rich must NOT BE STINGY. Our powerful must NOT BE TIMID.

                          What We Can All Do!
   Please (a) forward this e-newsletter far and wide. Hopefully, it will reach some of our "rich and powerful" and their children, for our elite to reflect on their obligations. (b) Post your comment, and help correct any inaccuracy that I might have made in this article, especially regarding the donation record of our rich. We need to know the truth before we may cost effectively advance our own causes. There will be parts 2 and 3 discussing obligations of our "rich & powerful" BEFORE we reach our equal citizenship.

   Please go post your comments NOW at: .

   It takes a village, friends. We must each do our part.

S. B. Woo, a volunteer president
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

   80-20 gratefully acknowledges the generosity of
1) Chia-Lin Pao Tao Trust, Tucson AZ:                 $500.00
2) Shen Wu Family Trust, San Diego, CA:           $250.00

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