Scholars to "Chancellor Chang-lin Tien Summer
Internship." They will both help recruit 80-20 members,
cutting their political teech in the real world of their own
community. Yvon Wang studies at Princeton and Jenny
Jiang at UC, Berkeley. They are role models -- serving their
own community to win equal opportunity & justice.
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Can you face your children, if the following radio
conversation about YOU occurs in your hometown? .
On 101.5 FM in NJ, the following conversation took place. Two
guys, Craig Carton and Ray Rossi, were spreading anti-AsAm sentiment
centered upon a Korean-Am political candidate running for office in
Edison, NJ. Result? A listener called in (capitalization our own):
"Caller: Hi, I love you
Carton: Thank you.
Caller: You just said it all, the last couple of...callers, I guess
they don't know that they live in America & WE'RE BEING OVERRUN.
I had just moved out of Edison because of what has happened in the
past 10 years... ORIENTALS ARE ALL ALONG, THE WHOLE
COMPLETE ROUTE 27 AND INDIANS HAVE TAKEN OVER
EDISON IN NORTH AND ALL OVER.
Carton: DAMN ORIENTALS AND INDIANS.
Caller: I..I moved out..36 years I've lived in Edison
Carton: And what was the biggest problem you had with the
Orientals and the Indians ?
Caller: I can't handle them! THERE'S NO AM. PEOPLE ANYMORE.
Caller: THEY ARE SHOVING US THE HELL OUT!
Carton: It's like you're a foreigner in your own country isn't it?
Caller: You go to own store and you can't even see American people,
you don't see our own kids, American kids, working in stores anymore...
Carton: Like the next time you see an American, you think you'll
probably hug him or high five him or something?
Caller: Oh, that's why where I moved too, that's all I have, thank
God for now anyways.
Carton: YEAH I'M WITH YOU... SHARON, WE'RE JUST THE
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, & ai appreciate your call.
Caller: Keep up the good work.
Carton: All right, you got it baby... I think the quote was DAMN
ORIENTALS AND INDIANS.* "
* See entire transcript: http://www.80-20initiative.net/jerseyguys.pdf
The NJ AsAm leaders rose to the challenge.&nbs p; They organized a
Large & effective coalition including working with a NY coalition, &
providing the talk transcript and the names of the sponsors of the
radio program. Nevertheless after 4 weeks of negotiations, the
station still refused to get the two guys to apologize on air.
80-20 NATIONAL STEPPED IN at the invitation of the NJ Coalition.
80-20 targeted 3 of the radio programs' largest advertisers and
asked their CEOs to stop their ads. In 2 days, two of the three
advertisers responded positively. On the 3rd day, the "two guys"
agreed to apologize on air. In addition, the station manager
agreed to take 4 other measures to prevent future reccurence.
How will you face your children if this kind of talk blasts
away in your hometown radio stations? That is where 80-20
counts! It gets results. JOIN 80-20. Pay by credit card:
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