Monday, August 03, 2009

A movie scene satirizes our opponents

A scene in the movie "The American President" succinctly describes the attitude of some politicians who oppose or want to forget 80-20's push to have Executive Order 11246 enforced for Asian Americans.

Here is that scene, if I recall correctly:

In a White House Christmas Party, a fat lobbyist walked up to the President (a liberal).

He asked, "Have you heard of Title IX*?'
"Yes, what about?" asked the President.
"It's about woman having equal rights to play basketball, volleyball, football and all that other stuff in education programs."
"That law was passed years ago," the President commented.
"Yeah, but now they want it enforced!" exclaimed the lobbyist.

I laughed and cried at that scene. Fellow Asian Americans: Please bear in mind that EO 11246 issued in 1965 is NOT YET enforced for us, otherwise the bars for Asian Ams will not be so much shorter in Chart 1 in the picture. Although its enforcement has been promised (see the picture), we are still waiting for its enforcement.

Are you indignant that the law is, even today, not yet enforced for some American citizens -- Asian Americans? Are you doing anything about it? The least you can do is to join 80-20 to help us push for the enforcement of EO11246. Go . However, 80-20 wishes that you'll do much more. Voice your indignation to your elected officials. Ask them why the bars for Asian Ams are so short in spite of our highest educational attainment as shown in Chart 2?


S. B. Woo
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that men and women should enjoy equal opportunity in education whether it is math or science or athletic programs.