Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Lull Before A Great Battle

A Great Battle?
 Taking Up 2 Items of Some Importance During the Lull

1) SALUTE to all Honorable SELF donors
     Click here to see that the total donation to SELF is $2,220,659.  WowVery few donors have reneged on the pledges.  What a marvelous reflection on the quality of our community.  If you have trouble with Paypal's automatic payment to SELF, please email Stephen Lin ( for help.
2) Trump or Clinton?  2nd Reminder to 80-20 PAC Members.
     Want to be a delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention (EC) when we decide to endorse Clinton or Trump?  
    You must first be an PAC member.  To join, click here.  Then please step up to run for a delegate position to be selected by the the 2500+ PAC members, whether you are a Dem., an Independent or a Rep.  The convention will be composed of 1/3 D, 1/3 I and 1/3 R.   
     The date and location of EC will be set by 80-20 PAC, to be announced. Email me to give me your name and political affiliation to run for a delegate position.

  The Greatest Battle in the History of Asian Americans
    If you need reminding, here it is again.  80-20 plans to file a lawsuit charging discrimination against AsAm students in the admissions process of elite colleges. Discrimination?  Read the strong statements by 3 dissenting Supreme Court Justices, including The Chief Justice (pp 22 to 27) :

      "... But UT's plan discriminates against Asian American students ...including racial discrimination that undeniably harms Asian Ams ... the court's willingness to allow this "discrimination against individuals of Asian descent is particularly troubling, in light of the long history of discrimination against Asian Americans, especially in education ... In particular, the Fifth Circuit's willful blindness to Asian-American students is absolutely shameless."  (emphasis added)

    The 3 Justices have seen much more admissions data than all of us, during the court proceeding of "Fisher vs. U of Texas".  Yet they have no hesitation using such strong words as "discrimination" and "willful blindness". Unless we are also willing to be guilty of showing "willful blindness" to the discrimination against our own offspring, we must file this lawsuit and/or take
other equally effective measures to force the hands of these colleges, which preach transparency, but hide their admissions data.

    The going will be extremely difficult.  80-20 is willing to lead the fight, if YOU have the will.  80-20 will set the 2nd litmus test -- a petition to be signed by at least 100,000 AsAms combined with a total donation of $2 million.  $2 million is the minimum needed for a lawsuit that may reach the Supreme Court.  
    The PETITION will be ready soon.  Show your will to fight by ACTION!
S. B. Woo 
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

PS: Tomorrow (Thursday), Congressman Ted Lieu will give brief remarks at the Dem. Nat'l Convention at approximately 6:20 pm PST/9:20 EST.
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