If you plan to take the standard deduction for individuals and families in 2018 which will be $24,000 for married couples, doubling the past amount, then you may need to read this mail. Otherwise, ignore it.
Since the standard deduction has almost doubled, if you take it, your charitable contributions next year are NO LONGER DEDUCTIBLE. You may need to speed up your donations thisyear to get the tax deduction.
The tax experts have advised that you are to "bunch" your donations this year, or in a future year when You are NOT taking the standard deduction.
Only 4 days left before 2018 arrives! :-) HAPPYNEWYEAR!
Granted that item [A] in "We Seek Justice ...] is some what technical, and may need a couple of readings to reach the "Wow, now I understand!" moment. :-) But anyone with a Bachelor's degree from a decent college can understand it. If you haven't internalized its contents yet, you MUST. Click here to review it please. :-) All must do our best to help in this fight for our children's future.
The Real Significance of the Infusion of $10,000 Per Day for 7 Days
It signifies that ANY AsAm organization, not just 80-20 EF, which serves AsAms well, shall be able to gain financial support from within our community. That is great news for all AsAms orgs. and all AsAms!
Many so called "AsAm civil rights orgs" headquartered in D.C., NYC and LA have consistently ignored discrimination against AsAm students by elite colleges. Unfortunately, they have relied on money outside of our community for their survival. We humbly appeal to them to consider changing their policies thereby enabling them to earn financial support from their own community. If they respond positively, I will, and perhaps even EF will, help them raise money. History beckons, our wandering friends! Think how history will judge you.
The Following Updated Graph Was Sent to DOJ!
The 4 large simulated curves show the characteristics of students nationally who took SAT exams in 2015, broken down by race. What is really relevant to our concern will be the distributions of students applying to Harvard, broken down by race. They are now seen as the 4 smaller distributions in dotted-lines, located at the base of each large Gaussian distribution. Note the peak of each small curve shifts significantly to the high score side, since only superior students apply to Harvard. For that reason the one standard deviation is much narrower. However, the high-score tail of each distribution doesn't move to the right at all.
pre-meditated and systemic discrimination against Asian American applicants in its admissions policy, in violation of Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act. Harvard's purpose is to limit its number of Asian American students, as it did against the Jewish students decades ago. So long as that matter is not cleared, the fight is on.
We Present Forensic Evidence Showing Harvard's Discrimination Against Asian-American Students.
We present the following 6 pieces of evidence for your consideration:
[A] The Simulated Characteristics of Students Applying to Harvard:
The following simulated distribution curves represent Harvard applicants, broken down by race. The x-axis is total SAT scores, having a maximum of 2400 points. The y-axis is the counts of Harvard applicants in 2015.
For details of how the curves are constructed, please click here. To
help viewers gain a quick understanding of the curves, please note that
(1) the height of each distribution is primarily based on data released by Harvard regarding the percentages of applicants broken down by race.
(2) the mean SAT score of each race is based on data released by the
Dept. of Education for all students who took SAT exams in 2015. It is
NOT the mean SAT score of Harvard applicants, which is expected to
be higher. In other words if Harvard's admissions data were available,
the center of each curve would move towards to the right somewhat.
However, the high-score-end of the tail of each distribution will NOT
move at all!
(3) the racial characteristics of the distributions including the width of
one standard deviation are based on information released by
Brookings Institute, which in turn used data released by the College
The vertical line drawn above the SAT point of 1850 is arbitrarily chosen. Most colleges have such a vague line in mind in admitting student. It is both for the benefit of the admitted students who desire to graduate in 4 years, and that of the professors who would find a class of huge disparity in academic preparation very difficult to teach. The areas under the curves to the right of the cut-off line represent the total number of students admitted according to race.
Hence, if SAT scores were the only standard for admitting students, then more Asian students will be admitted than white peers, and very few Black and Hispanic peers would be admitted. In reality, most colleges take into consideration such other factors as class ranking, letters of recommendation from applicant's high school counselors, extra curricular activities, legacy status, the reports from interviews done by alumni, and the strength of the common and specific composition accompanying a student's application.
Note: Soon the real applicant data from Harvard will be available to plot
these curves. They will not be the perfect Gaussians but quite similar to the ones seen above.
[B] The % of students admitted by Harvard in 2015, broken down by race:
Our readers may now begin to perceive how the rather contradictory information under sections [A] and [B] could co-exist. It is because SAT points were taken away from the Asian-Am applicants, while points were added to black and Hispanic applicants.
The black dotted line shows that the number of college-aged Asian Americans has approximately doubled over a recent 20-year period. The red solid line indicating the % of AsAm students at the California Institute of Technology (CIT), whose admissions tracks that increase. That is because CIT doesn't practice race-preference.
In strong contrast, the Ivy League colleges converge to 16% +/- 3% Asian American students.
[E] Harvard's "Holistic Evaluation":
Harvard claims to practice "holistic evaluation." Holistic is an ambiguous word unless it is defined. However, most people can be induced to think that holistic evaluation must be fair. In reality, Harvard's holistic evaluation is a charade to provide for it the leeway to race-balance as it sees fit.
The fallacy of Harvard's holistic evaluation can be revealed qualitatively in 2 sentences. Using holistic evaluation system, Harvard adds the most points to black applicants. Does that imply that, holistically speaking, black applicants to Harvard are the best and most deserving, next the Hispanics, then the whites, and Asian-American applicants are the worst?
Quantitatively, the "White House Commission on Presidential Scholars" evaluatesall high school graduates annually. It evaluates students "on academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership, service, other extracurricular activities, and an analysis of their essays." It is about as holistic as it could be. Yet, over the past 15 years, Asian Americans averaged 28% of the finalists, while Harvard accepted only about 18% of Asian American students over the same period.
[F] Harvard's Emphasis on Diversity:
If diversity were Harvard's only goal, it merely needed to add more SAT points to black and Hispanic applicants. It didn't need to take SAT points away from Asian American applicants. Harvard's holistic evaluation and its emphasis on diversity were simply camouflage for its real intention to limit the number of admitted Asian American students and to admit more of their white peers.
In conclusion,Harvard is obviously engaged in race-
balancing. It violates Title VI of the Civil Rights