To win EQUAL opportunity for Asian Ams, just like the Civil Rights Movement of 1965, we need to win in two related court battles - the Supreme Court and the Court of Public Opinion.
Victories in the Court of the Public Opinion:
(1) Two days ago, a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Harvard's Asian Problem" whose last paragraph stated:
(2) Yesterday, NY Times came out with this op-ed article: "Is Harvard Unfair to AsAms?". Its last paragraph concluded:
(3) Also 2 days ago, a USA Today column entitled "Asians Get the Ivy League's Jewish Treatment", by law professor Glenn H. Reynolds of the Univ. of
Tennessee, began with
It ended with:
We Will Still Need to Win the Court Battles
To work towards that goal, anyone recently denied admission to a competitive school please go tell your story on Ed Blum's website. Courage, AsAm. students!
What Do you Say
OCA, AAJC , JACL, AALDEF, & APALC?
As individual orgs and as a group, you have done good things for our community. However, in the college admissions issue, you have been dead wrong. Even now, you filed amicus briefs in SUPPORT of race preference at the expense of AsAm students.
Wouldn't you PLEASE re-examine your policy so that we can form a UNITED FRONT to win the COURT battles? Please don't turn your back on your own people? 80-20 shall be at your disposal, if you want to talk. You will be our heroes.
Please post your views on how to induce the above orgs e.g. OCA and AAJC to form a united front with us on our Poster Board.
Keep 80-20 alive and DONATE. Who else will forge unity and fight such great battles for you? Forward to AsAm students.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Nat'l AsAm Educational Foundation, Inc.
PS: Many wrote in. This comment from a non-Asian supporter, W. Scott Butcher, is particularly notable. "Amen! As I've said before S.B. - my three daughters (two born in Asia -I'm a retired US Foreign Service Officer) would never have received such a good education if it wasn't for the Asian students in their classes - at International Schools in Asia and in schools in the Washington DC metro area - and the higher educational standards and competition created by their Asian fellow students. Competition is what makes America what it is....and should continue to be. Don't penalize AsAm students for their achievements!"