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Monday, 13 August 2007 07:53

Making It in the USA


The USA Today newspaper started recently a Special Report. Its front-page top headline screamed "Combat Chinese Spying." The Part 2 of the said USA Today’s series headlined "Against China's Tech Spies." In San Francisco, FBI placed ads in Chinese papers seeking information on persons and events endangering our national security.

Is there a chilling effect on Asian Americans, and particularly Chinese Americans? You bet. Will such articles have adverse effects on our lives? You bet.

Under such an atmosphere, are we likely to enjoy equal opportunity in workplaces? No way. Ask yourself, does your boss care more about your career or his/her own career? What is easier? Shoulder the possible liability of having promoted a Chinese industrial or military spy? Or, not promoting you at all? If you are Asian but non-Chinese, ask yourself, does your boss differentiate one Asian from another? Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was bashed to death by a baseball bat because two Detroit autoworkers took him to be Japanese.

The 80-20 doesn't get into the US foreign policy. However, the 80-20 stands four square to protect equal opportunity and justice for all Asian Americans!

The political secret is: YOU MUST GET INVOLVED NOW when the presidential candidates need our bloc vote and are, therefore, willing to share our concerns. That was why the 80-20 PAC sent questionnaires to presidential candidates asking them to promise in writing the vigorous enforcement of Exec. Order 11246. 3 of the 8 Democratic presidential candidates have already given the 80-20 their iron-clad promises.


Under EO 11246, statistics are used to measure objectively whether Asian Americans enjoy equal opportunity in workplaces.

Here is how the 80-20 EF views the alarming situation.

Protecting national security is important. However, if the equal opportunity and civil liberties of 13-million Asian Americans are being trampled upon in the process, we are throwing out the baby together with the bath water. That must stop. The 80-20 EF will fight it.

The 80-20 will write the Director of FBI, Justice Department and media such as USA Today and CNN. They include questions:

*  In peace time, is there a more sensible way to guard against the stealing of our technical crown jewels?

*  Does America spy on other nations, militarily and economically? What if China pulls these mirroring acts against Americans and American Chinese in China? Would our government consider such acts as the demonizing of the U.S.?

*  Which nation spies on America's military hardware more? Israel, Russia or China? For the same amount of Chinese spying, if China is not a powerful nation, and/or if Asian Americans were politically as strong as Jewish Americans, would the same subject matter be handled more sensitively?

Fellow Asian Americans: Do we want equal opportunity and justice? Do we want to live free of fear and suspicion? Act to support the 80-20 yourself and getting others to support the initiative. Share your view at

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