Is Internment Possible? Think Trump.
NY Times's "Donald Trump Deflects Withering Fire on Muslim Plan" article reported: "Repudiated across much of the political spectrum but defended on conservative talk radio, Donald J. Trump on Tuesday stood by his call to block all Muslims from entering the United States. He cast it as a temporary move in response to terrorism and
invoked President Franklin D. Roosevelt's authorization of the detention of Japanese . . . during World War II as precedent."
Is internment still impossible, IF Mr. Trump is elected and IF, God forbid, the US-China relationship turns into a military conflict?
What could be the remedy?
Support 80-20. It is the ONLY Asian Am. organization that has the clout, the resources and the political knowledge to affect the outcome of the next presidential election through the primary elections in both parties and the general election.
The next Supreme Court decision on College admissions?
The "Fisher vs. Univ. of Texas" was heard by the Supreme Court again yesterday. 80-20's DC chapter, working with Mr. Ed. Blum, Ms. Fisher and Asian American Coalition for Education, turned out in force and spoke out for Asian Americans.
Prof. Chenming Hu, a former 80-20 EF Board Member and "father of 3-D transistors", was there with tens of D.C. chapter members. Hu spoke. His picture, shown below, was in USA TODAY in an article "Supreme Court skeptical of racial preferences in university admissions".
We thank Chenming (the one in the middle), 80-20 D.C. chapter members and all others who helped make AsAm voices heard before the Supreme Court. Additional good news: the last time the Supreme Court heard this case, a few "AsAm" orgs. were there to SUPPORT "racial preference" in college admissions. This time they didn't show. Why? They are disappearing from our community, after 80-20 pointed out their shameful deeds. Our community rightfully rejected these organizations.
NY Times also has an article, entitled "Supreme Court Justices' Comments Don't Bode Well for ..." In the first paragraph, it states:
"By the end of the unusually long and tense argument, Justice Kennedy indicated that the Supreme Court might have all the evidence needed to decide the case. That could mean that the Texas admissions plan is in peril and that affirmative action at colleges and universities around the nation may be in trouble as well."
Be Confident In our Own Strengths
People used to say that if the IVY schools believe in "racial preference" in college admissions, then Asian Ams can't do a thing to change it. Is it really true, if we are under good leadership?
By the same token, we can use the existing presidential primary election system to help select the right presidential candidate, under 80-20's leadership. We can also stop Department of Justice's wrongful prosecutions of us, apparently based on racial and national origin profiling. Believe in ourselves.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
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