The time was late 2001. Pres. Bush had been elected. Karl Rove was the Senior Advisor to the President. He was the guru to ensure the re-election of Bush and the victory of the Republican Party for decades to come. Elaine Chao was the Labor Secretary in charge of enforcing Exec. Order 11246 - a law with teeth designed to remove the glass ceiling imposed on minorities.
True Story: S. B. Woo tried to induce Sec. Elaine Chao to stand up for AsAms and enforce E.O. 11246, to remove the glass ceiling above us. Sec. Chao, at that time, showed little understanding of the substance of the issue and even less interest. Later, Karl Rove and I corresponded twice. I asked him to induce Elaine Chao to enforce E.O. 11246 for AsAms. In exchange, we'd try to organize a bloc vote in favor of the Republican Party. Rove didn't accept such a deal. Result- the AsAm bloc vote greatly favors the Democrats: Since the Democrats were apparently more willing to cooperate, 80-20 worked hard to produce bigger and bigger bloc votes for those Democratic presidential candidates who gave written promises to 80-20 to help AsAms. Pres. Obama, who tripled the number of life-tenured AsAm federal judges, and doubled the number of AsAm federal workers having the top rank of SES (Senior Executive Service), benefitted greatly from 80-20 organized bloc votes. See below on how AsAms have voted increasingly Democratic owing to 80-20's advocacy. Had Mr. Rove known the severity of punishment on the Republican party, he would have certainly chosen to work with us back in 2001.
Please note the sudden DECREASE in the "Advantages to Dem." column of the above table, every time 80-20 gave the lesser endorsement of "withreservation", as in years 2004 & 2016.
Actually, 80-20 has always advocated a SWING bloc vote. Imagine how much a Dem. presidential candidate would be hurt in 2020, if 80-20 were to endorse a Republican presidential candidate.
What brought up the above stories and these comments?
DOJ revealed that it was going to "investigate one administrative complaint filed by a coalition of 64 Asian American associations in May 2015 that the prior administration left unresolved".
Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein of CA led a group of 4 other Democratic Congressional delegates to write to A.G. Sessions and DoED Sec. DeVos expressing displeasure about the news of this investigation.
80-20 is most upset by the persistent disregard of the Democratic Party and its elected or appointed officials to discrimination against Asian Am. applicants to Ivy League colleges. We have begun to communicate our frustration to DNC and Democratic officials.
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Presidents of Yale, & Harvard replied to 80-20's "UGLY facts .."
Neither of their replies disputed the facts contained in 80-20's "UGLY facts on discrimination against Asian American youth". If you have not read it yet, you really should. Click on http://conta.cc/2ikdKIe . Have you sent your 2 letters to your local media outlets yet? You can't love 80-20's political clout without putting in your share of the work.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,