Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glass Ceiling Report on AsAms

We've come a long way,
 BUT we've got a long long way to go!

               (A) Where We Were in 2000-2002, in 
            private industries, universities & federal government
The data & methodology used to construct the graph below was verified by then EEOC Chief Statistician Ronald Edwards.


           (B) 80-20's Efforts to Raise the Glass Ceiling 

(1)  Click here to see the  full-page ad. 80-20 bought in Washington Post in 2006 to publicize that Asian Ams suffer the lowest glass ceiling, while having the highest academic attainment. 

(2)  Click here to see how then presidential candidate Obama promised in writing to 80-20 to help raise the glass ceiling over AsAms.  See his Yes, Yes, Yes answers to the first 3 questions.  His Labor Dept. sent a letter to 80-20 promising to "rigorously enforce EO 11246" for AsAms.

                         (C) We  Have Come a Long Way

All three bars for AsAms have climbed.  In private industries, AsAms no longer have the lowest bar.  In universities and federal government, where there is so much emphasis on political correctness, AsAms still fare the worst.

                (D) We still Have a Long Long Way to Go

On 7/23/2014, 80-20's Chenming Hu (a retired chair-professor), Jing-Li Yu (a promising attorney) and I visited Deputy Labor Secretary  Chris Lu.  We reviewed the above data, discussed the progress and set-backs.  We all concluded that there is a long long way to go for AsAms.   We must continue to push!

There will be a conference call organized by Dep. Sec. Chris Lu, joined by Rep Grace Meng (NY-6) and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) on the labor force status of AAPI.  Time will be tomorrow, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT. The call-in number is: 1-888-995-9166, passcode is 3174329.

Help an organization like 80-20.  It has served you long & tirelessly. The best progress is made when it is "One for all, and all for all"  Don't forget to sign up for the petition:

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian American Initiative, Inc.