Monday, June 14, 2021

Q&A: Are most AsAm civic Orgs. too timid?

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Are Most AsAm Civic Organizations too Timid?

Q1: Why do you say that most AsAm organizations are timid?
A:    So many AsAm organizations sent out press releases praising Democrats for passing the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes law. Almost all blamed the large increase in anti-Asian hate crimes on former Pres Trump's usage of "Chinese Virus" and "Kung Flu."

      However, did they protest against Trump when he was using those terms, before he was defeated in his re-election? No! They were too timid to do so. Does that earlier silence and later dire condemnation respectively, before & after Trump's defeat, fit them to the name of timidity? 

Q2: Why are you speaking against your fellow AsAm orgs.?
A:      The purpose is to stimulate these orgs. to provide better service to our community. We have malice to none. Note that we are not naming names to avoid embarrassing any of them.

Q3: Alright. Still you must provide evidence of their timidity!
A: I already did. It is their inconsistency toward Trump before & after Trump's defeat. In contrast, read how 80-20 consistently serves our community. 

       On 3/21/20, Trump first used "Chinese virus ". Alarmed that Trump would induce hate & violence against AsAms, 80-20 reacted fiercely 2 days later. 80-20 publicly started its DART project. DART stands for Demand Apology or Reject Trump”. Trump briefly reversed himself, causing 80-20 to claim "Mission Accomplished". Click 1 and 2. However, soon after Trump used that term again. 80-20 publicly urged AsAms to "Defeat Trump" and went after him until his defeat on Nov. 3, 2020.

Q4: Good, convincing! Can you give another example of their timidity?
A:   On 12/3/20, Sen. Blackburn (Bn) tweeted: "China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing.  Some things will never change…” 

     Not a single other AsAm org. has spoken up against Sen. Blackburn in a 6 month duration, except for United Chinese Americans, which organized a demonstration in the capitol of TN.

   In contrastdays after Bn's tweet, 80-20 sent Bn a private and courteous letter asking her to take down her tweet & apologize to our community. Without a response from her, 80-20 publicized the letter and organized 500 to 1,000 supporters to email/call Bn’s office making the same request. Still without a response, 80-20 and United Chinese Americans bought 4 full-page ads in TN’s largest 4 cities, signed by 500 AsAms & 1,500 other TN voters making the same request. Still without a response, 80-20 organized to urge Twitter to ban Bn from tweeting. Will Twitter agree with us? No official answer yet. 80-20 will find ways to punish Bn so long as she leaves her tweet up & refuses to apologize.

Q5: Two great examples! However, isn't 80-20 just tooting its own horn?
A: NO, no, no! We want to tell our community that 80-20, in-spite-of its political know-how and courage, is really NOT good enough! If Blackburn's tweet were about the black or the Jewish community, it would have been taken down by Twitter the next day. In addition, Bn would have been in deep political trouble! As it is, 6 months after 80-20's "valiant" effort, Bn's tweet is still up.

    Don't you get it? For our small AsAm community to successfully defend our rights, EVERY AsAm ORG. MUST STEP UP & HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO SO. Otherwise, we will be second-class citizens forever!!! 

Q6: I got it! I THANK YOU.

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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

PS: 80-20 EF gratefully acknowledges all donors, including Frank Ma, Fort Smith, AR, who having donated $5,500, pledged another $5,000 per year for 5 years.

Monday, June 7, 2021

CALL TO ACTION - urge Twitter to ban Blackburn

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Facebook Banned Trump for 2 Years,
Why doesn't Twitter ban Blackburn for Her Hateful Tweet?

     On Dec. 3, 2020, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, TN, tweeted "China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…

       How insulting and hateful! That tweet by Blackburn together with Trump's "Chinese virus" became the 1-2 punch that initiated numerous hate crimes causing physical and mental harm to Asian Americans.

Do Your Share to Urge Twitter to Ban Blackburn

     One day your granddaughter may ask, "Grandpa & Grandmom: Did you do anything to urge Twitter to ban Blackburn's tweeting privileges? I learnt in my Asian American studies class that her hateful, violence inducing tweet stayed on her tweet site for at least 6 months. How was that possible? In comparison, Trump didn't make a statement as insulting & violence inducing as hers, and he was banned permanently by Twitter and for at least 2 years by Facebook. Were we politically that weak? Was your generation of AsAms too lazy/timid to fight for our dignity & safety? Why send me to a Chinese school, if our community let such a denigrating statement against our culture and heritage stand? I need to report back to the class next week. Please tell me about the fights you must have engaged in!" 

    Here is your opportunity to give a great answer to your granddaughter. It takes less than 5 minutes.

(1) Click on Twitter's "abusive behavior reporting form", a page pops up;
(2) Select an answer for each of the 2 questions on the page;
(3) Having selected, a new page pops up. "Your Twitter username"
   "Your email address" should have be autofilled already. If you don't
    have a twitter account, you may still file this form;
(4) For "Username of the account you are reporting" you put in 
     @marshablackburn ;
(5) For "Please share the content that might be violating our rules", copy &
    paste the following URL .NOTE!! it requires info starting with https://.
(6) For the last window requesting "Please provide more details about what is
    happening", you use your own words. Examples are "I feel threatened." or
    "Blackburn insults my heritage." or "Please read an Opinion by Tennessean,
     TN's largest newspaper entitle "Marsha Blackburn's 'cheating and stealing'
(7) Check the square below and/or just "SUBMIT". Thank you for fulfilling 
    your generational responsibility.
    Upon completion of the form, please reply to me with "Did it" on the subject line. Together, we shall act to let our future generations be proud of us.

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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

WSJ Editorial on the Harvard Lawsuit

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    The Editorial Board of Wall Street Journal published the following last Monday (May 24, 2021 6:18 pm ET; a print version was published on May 25). It addresses the Justices of our Supreme Court, who are considering whether to accept the appeal of Students For Fair Admissions against Harvard. Here are some excerpts:

The Court needs to affirm the principle of racial equality or the U.S. will re-segregate.
    ....... The particulars concern whether Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions decisions. Harvard won in the lower courts but the Asian-American plaintiffs have appealed to the High Court. The larger stakes are whether the Supreme Court will wink as America divides in ways that have proved so destructive in the past. 
    .......This is what is at stake in Harvard. In America today the principle that drove the civil-rights movement—equality for all—is fast giving way to the view that race must be a dominant factor in every decision from college admission to eligibility for a federal farm program to the makeup of corporate boards to who gets priority for a Covid vaccine. 
    ........ Harvard’s claim that it doesn’t discriminate against Asian-Americans is self-evidently false. In the name of diversity, it favors blacks and Hispanics for admission while pretending that this won’t penalize applicants whose race is unfavored. The discrimination manifests itself in the much higher SAT scores required of Asian-Americans, as well as a subjective personality rating system that consistently assigns Asian-Americans far lower scores. 
    ....... Taking the Harvard case is arguably more important than deciding either the gun or abortion cases.
    ........ The Justices should know there is overwhelming public support for the principle of racial equality, rather than the “racial equity” standard that uses government to dictate outcomes by race. A 2019 Pew survey found that 73% of Americans say “colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity when making decisions about student admissions.” The number is 62% for blacks and 65% for Hispanic-Americans.
    Citizens in two of the nation’s most left-leaning states—Washington and California—recently rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed racial preferences for state hiring, contracts and university admissions. In California the measure was defeated 57%-43% and lost in 52 of 58 counties.

    The 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection of the law, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act makes discrimination by race illegal. What the plaintiffs ask is for the Court to affirm, at long last, that these words mean what they say.(emphasis added by S. B. Woo)

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See also an opinion by George F. Will, published by Washington Post. Its title is "Today's anti-Asian racism usually disguises itself as 'diversity' ".

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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)