Saturday, January 12, 2002

Lest you forget the tough times

Do you remember the following tough times?
  • In 1996, when the Campaign Finance Scandal, referred to as "The Asian Gate"
    by the N.Y. times, was producing an article a day portraying Asian Americans
    as corrupting the American political system,
  • In 1999, when Cox Committee Report fanned suspicions of Chinese Americans
    by charging that China had stolen U.S. secrets that helped it to miniaturized
    nuclear weapons for use in intercontinental missiles,

  • In 1999 to 2000, when Wen Ho Lee was accused as a spy, convicted by the
    press, without the due process of law,

  • In 2001, when a formal survey sponsored by The Committee of 100, and done
    by a well-known polling firm, revealed that a large fraction of our fellow
    Americans doubted our loyalty to America, and

  • In 2001, when our plane collided with a Chinese plane near Hainan island,
    and anti-Chinese-government sentiments surfaced as anti-APA sentiments.

During those days, did you worry for your children's future, your job,
your ability to enjoy equal justice and equal opportunity in workplaces?

Did you wish that there would be a powerful APA political group to speak
out for you and protect you?

Did you intellectually understand that such an organization would have
to be painstakingly put together over a period of time?

Did you intuitively understand that you would have to do your share
to help put together a powerful organization like that?

80-20 is such an organization. If you doubt whether 80-20 is effective,

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us. However, if you agree that 80-20 has been surprisingly effective,

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FRANK WU, author of many books ,who writes about 80-20 often has a
new book, entitled "YELLOW ­ Race in America Beyond Black and

White." He is on a Book tour. In the next few weeks, he'll
be touring:

Dayton, Ohio: Books & Company, 7 p.m., January 18, 2002
Columbus, Ohio: Barnes & Noble (Lennox Ctr.), 5 p.m., Jan. 19, 2002
Seattle: University Bookstore, 7 p.m., January 29, 2002
San Francisco: Modern Times, 7 p.m., January 30, 2002
Palo Alto, California: Stanford Bookstore, 7 p.m., January 31, 2002
Berkeley, California: Cody\222s (Telegraph), 7 p.m., February 1, 2002
Pasadena, California: Pacific Asia Museum, 2 p.m., February 2, 2002
Santa Monica, CA: Midnight Special, 5 p.m., Feb. 3, 2002 [note time]
New York City: 6:30 p.m., Asia Society, February 13, 2002