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How Chintzy & Stupid We Used To Be
Times were AsAms hardly donated to help out our own organizations.
Apparent Result: AsAm organizations like OCA of D.C., AALDEF of NY,
& APALC of LA all had to go outside of our community
to get funding for their respective annual expenditures.
Real Result: Money talks. These same organizations all filed amicus briefs to support "race-preference" admissions, which 98 % of
AsAms are against*.
Who have suffered? We all have suffered, including OCA, AALDEF and
APALC, which are by now increasingly isolated from
How Glorious Our Donors are NOW
Times are 80-20 EF, seeing how raising money from outside of our community has terrible consequences, started the SELF project (Self Empowerment Longterm Fund) declaring to raise money from AsAms only. That project started a NEW donation trend in our community, which EF is
truly proud of.
Apparent Result: In 4.5 yrs, AsAm donors helped EF build a war chest of
$3 million plus its expenditures in those years
Real Result: AsAms have begun to practice SELF-HELP, which is of the
utmost importance for us to win our eventual equal
Who has gained? We all have gained, including OCA, AALDEF & APALC.
When these orgs. begin serving our community's true
interests, they'll be able to raise funds from AsAms
* 80-20 EF sponsored an OPEN, NEUTRAL survey in 2012 for more than 30 days in which all participants had the FREEDOM TO CHOOSE between agreeing or disagreeing with 80-20's advocated position - a race neutral admissions policy. The following was what we found:
o Total number of valid surveys: 50,277
o FOR/AGAINST ratio of all survey participants: 48.6 to 1
o Valid surveys taken by Asian Ams (self-identiied): 47,107 o FOR/AGAINST ratio of Asian Am. survey takers: 52.4 to 1.
o Valid surveys taken by non-Asian Ams (self-identified): 3,120
o FOR/AGAINST ratio of non-Asian Am. survey participants: 23.0 to 1