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Historic Background (I): Systemic Discrimination Against AsAms
AsAm adults suffer the lowest glass ceiling in workplaces, while AsAm youths suffer the highest barrier in college admissions. To see an example of 80-20's battles against such systemic discrimination, see a full-page ad. in Washington Post placed by 80-20 on December 6, 2006.
Historic Background (II): Our battles to Protect
our Children's Equal Opportunity to Education
The AsAm community is financially well to do. We have more people, per thousand in population, with bachelor's and higher degrees than any other races. However, unlike the Jewish community we do NOT have non-government organizations with sufficient human and financial resources to fight against blatant systemic discrimination against our children.
As a result, 80-20 courted Ed Blum who has the legal expertise and millions of dollars to fight this battle for us and with us*. He has mounted lawsuits against Harvard, University of North Carolina and a few others.
From day one, we knew we would lose the court cases at the District Courts and Appeals Courts. However, we have the strategic patience
to know that "He who laughs last, laughs best." After years of toiling, the lawsuits have finally crept to the Supreme Court level, where we hope for a
very different ruling.
The Biggest Battle for Eq. Opportunity of our Children Coming Soon!
Please read a NY Times article published 5 days ago. Its title is: "The Supreme Court Tactic That Aims to Kill Affirmative Action". Its subtitle is: "A group suing Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has asked the court to hear the two cases together, hoping for a ruling that would apply across education." The word "across" means that the Supreme Court ruling would apply to BOTH private and public universities.
That NYT's title exhibits a part of the hidden systemic discrimination against AsAms. The aim of our lawsuits is to stop discrimination against AsAm applicants, not to kill Affirmative Action, AA, whether AA is involved in the legal examination or not.
Do you need reminding how discriminatory Harvard is against our children? Recall that Harvard's "holistic" evaluation of applicants includes a "personality rating". Ed Blum's lawsuits brought out the shocking fact that the average personality rating of AsAm applicants is significantly lower than that of applicants of all other races. That is how Harvard camouflaged a barrier to limit the number of its AsAm students, just like it did against the Jewish students years ago. Wow! It adds insult to injury!
Take a stand to protect our children's equal opportunity to education! Support 80-20. Check your memory. Do you know of any other big AsAm orgs. which support the lawsuits against Harvard and U. of N. Carolina**????
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)
*80-20 has worked with Ed Blum long before Students For Fair Admissions was established by Ed Blum. SFFA is the plaintiff in those
lawsuits. 80-20 donates $10,000 to SFFA every year for many years. We also provide strong moral support for Ed Blum.
**Actually there are a couple of other good orgs. They just may not have as
big an email list as that of 80-20. We value their partnership in battles. Note, however, almost every big AsAm org., except for 80-20, adheres to the partisan views of the Democratic Party and does not support the lawsuits. 80-20 is truly non-partisan and looks after the rightful interests of AsAms.