Great News! The Anti-Asian Hate Crime is a federal law! However, you MUST make sure that your state governments cooperate with this federal law to make it truly effective in protecting YOU. Why? There are 800,000 state & local police. In contrast, there are only 35,000 FBI agents. The ratio is 23 to 1.
If you ignore this CALL TO ACTION, it'll be at your own PERIL! Check 80-20's track record regarding its political sensitivity, awareness, knowhow and integrity!
80-20 believes that this law is NOT entirely motivated by a desire to prevent Covid-19 hate crimes. The pandemic is likely near its end. In addition, there were NOT that many hate crimes against AsAms over the past 12 months, although 1 would be too many - 3800 according to the government. To put this number in perspective, there are statistically 250 "aggravated assaults" per 100,000 persons per year in America. Assuming an Asian population of 20 million, there could be 250 X 200 = 50,000 aggravated assaults per year involving Asians in America.
Listen up! We believe this law is COVERTLY pushed by the Biden Administration to protect AsAms when and if the US and China are in big conflicts. At that time, the perpetrators of hate crimes will be mostly Whites, while the Covid-19 hate crimes perpetrators were mostly blacks. In a war fever, many politicians could be behind the hate against us. WE WILL NEED THIS LAW TO PROTECT US.
/Asian Americans out of internment camps, if a war erupts.
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Get your state government involved in the execution of this law. Lobby your governor to respond to the call of the federal government to make this law more effective for YOUR OWN GOOD.
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"Dear Governor [please add his/her last name]:
I urge you to support the "Covid-19 Hate Crimes" law, regarding its specific requests to the 50 state governments. If you are not familiar with this law, please ask your staff to look into it. The political leaders of Asian nations are smart. They'll never be enthused in supporting American world leadership and/or doing business with our great State so long as they know that Asians, who are US citizens, still face severe hate crimes in America. Kindly please reply. Thank you."
When done, reply to me & proudly type in "DID IT" on the subject line.
Random discrimination against AsAms occurs numerous times in numerous places every day. There is not much that 80-20 or our government can do to alleviate that situation. It is in the province of human hearts.
In contrast, systematic discrimination against AsAms can be drastically decreased by the combined efforts of orgs like 80-20, worthy individuals like you, and our government. Examples of systemic discrimination against AsAms are:
The glass ceiling in workplaces against our adults, and
the higher college admissions barriers against our children.
Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Anti-Asian Hate Crimes induced by Covid 19 are actually a form of random discrimination. The perpetuators of such crimes are mostly uneducated people in low economic strata, acting out their fear of Covid-19 induced by Donald Trump's "Chinese virus" and "Kung flu".
The involvement of Trump, a former U.S. President, however, has introduced a systemic discrimination element to those crimes. Therefore, the Biden Admini-stration's effort to enact an "anti-Asian Hate Crimes" law is most welcome. It counter-balances Trump's discrimination.
In addition, such a law will help greatly eliminate the much feared potential systemic discrimination against Chinese/Asian Ams, if, heavens forbid, the US and China have a war. My conjecture is that the current Covid-19 induced hate crimes against us will be nothing when compared with the anticipated hate crimes fueled by a war fever. That will be when the "Anti-Asian Hate Crimes" law will really be needed.
Supreme Court Battle for Our Children's Equal Op. on Education
This is the real McCloy. If the Supreme Court accepts the case, 80-20 will donate $20,000 and/or file a amicus brief to support Students For Fair Admissions, SFFA.
Ed Blum spent years of his life leading SFFA, raised tens of millions of dollars to fight this battle in courts for YOUR children.
The lawsuit against Harvard started in 2014. Our legal strategy behind it is very complex and smart. To illustrate, our lawsuit has apparently suffered defeats at the District Court and Circuit Court. Yet, Harvard's admission rate of AsAms has increased by 53% since 2013. Our decision to sue guaranteed our victory!
Stranger yet! SFFA would have appealed to the Supreme Court, even supposing we had won in the 2 lower courts. Why? Only a Supreme Court decision has the permanencyand nationwide applicability that SFFA is seeking.
Harvard has just filed its opposition to SFFA's petition for a Supreme Court decision. After SFFA files our reply, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear our case. Blum emailed me stating, "I hope to bring you good news soon."
We shall not rest, until we've won EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for education for our children! Do you share please!