看今日亚裔，不再是沉默羔羊百合丁 10/13 5780
当亚裔吃苦耐劳、善良隐忍、坚韧不拔的美德被人践踏，当我们的孩子被哈佛招生系统“授予”低下的人品评分，当亚裔学生“享受”着亚裔罚分的时候，我们是不是应该不管不顾大声抗议？“Today We Say It Loudly and Obnoxiously” President of SVCAF regarding #harvardlawsuit youtu.be/D6v5Td7tfj4
纽约客知名作者兼学者Hua Hsu花了不少时间，多方面采访了很多人，写了这篇文章。文章没有很强的个人倾向或评论，而是写了很多角度和小故事小情景，理顺了一些历史线索，让我们自己思考。唯一诧异的是他没有提到Peter Liang或者是亚裔细分这两条。
文中提到的Nate Yu就是咱们社区去年帮助的一个亚裔孩子（妈妈是菲律宾裔，爸爸是华裔）。Blum座谈会时，我看大家姗姗来迟，就请他上台讲话，以填补空白，之后他也和记者谈了谈。文章出来后，我忙给Nate家读，这个被学校特殊利益团体找高大上借口，利用自己的势力圈子在主流媒体和社交媒体上肆意欺负、导致四面楚歌、众叛亲离的家庭，读了Hua Hsu相对公允的描述，泪流满面。我的观察：亚裔虽然在教育方面崭露头角，在职场和社会上仍然处于相对劣势，在这种时候左派致力于拿掉教育这个华裔唯一略有优势的平衡杠杆，是非常不合理也是让人忧心的。
文章一反亚裔刻板形象，每个人都栩栩如生：胡子拉碴喜欢喝一盅的渔夫Alex，越说越激动两眼放光的老贺，头发梳得一丝不苟、苍蝇爬上要跌断腿的Nate，插科打诨的我和庄严肃穆的蓝天大侠...... 文章的结尾是主人翁Michael从William大学毕业，典礼上的致辞是，“你有能力去改变世界, 去做那些让你无怨无悔的事吧！” Michael心想：“这正是我所想要去做的。”
Hua Hsu文章中提到的两位华人维权人士：AACE创始人赵宇空博士和SVCAF创始人Alex Chen(陈志华）。
北加SVCA南加TOC都是2014年的SCA5给气出来的。想不到吧，加州在立法层面于1996年在加州共和党一息尚存之时推出全民公投通过了Proposition 209，从此在教育、政府雇员及政府工作层面全面禁止考虑种族因素（通称🈲️AA🈲️ ），这一直是他们种族份子心中的痛。到2014年，他们推出了SCA5，企图推翻Prop209。被亚裔虎妈狼爸造反，搁置了。
地点：Copley Square, Boston (next to 139 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116)。
⚡️⚡️⚡️波士顿10/14大游行组委会决定对集会在Youtube 上进行现场直播 以便全美和全世界的朋友观看。 10/14 日美东时间 11:45 am 请上以下网站观看。 http://www.svcaf.org/bostonrally 也请大家在微信朋友圈 facebook and twitter 上分享这个链接⚡️⚡️⚡️
Speech at the Boston Rally
October 14, 2018
Hello everyone! Hello Boston! My name is Crystal Lu. I come from California. Anyone here also from California? I am President of a grassroots organization called Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation. Six board members including myself are here today.
I know hundreds and thousands of Californians want to join you, but due to the distance, they can’t. However, they donated generously to pay for our trips. They made sure that the six of us can be here to join this amazing crowd. They made sure that I stand here on their behalf for this important and historical moment. Everyone, can I please ask you to cheer for the Californians and those from all corners of the nation who are watching on livestream? Californians, since you are watching online, we can’t hear you. But we trust that you are reciprocating with some cheering too!
No matter where we are from, two things make Asian Americans stand out. One, extremely hardworking. Two, notoriously apathetic to politics. We work hard, pay taxes, obey the law and order, and keep to ourselves. We tell our kids to follow the same accountability. Sounds like Model Minority, doesn’t it? When it comes to legal matters, politics, making public appearances, we rarely get involved, or even tune in. But — Look at us, look at Copley Square, look at Boston. It is here, now, we proudly announce: We have casted that Model Minority stereotype out! We are rewriting history by making our voices heard, loud and clear, in solidarity!
This reminds me of early 2014, when we Asian Americans in California fought a bill called SCA5, short for Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5. It marked a water shedding moment of Asian Americans’ involvement in public affairs. SCA5 intended to amend the state constitution and re-establish the consideration of race, skin color and ethnicity in public university admissions in California. Sounds familiar to what Harvard is doing, right? SCA5’s hidden agenda was to squeeze out the so called overrepresented groups like, you guessed it, Asian American students!
Just like that, the sleeping Tiger Moms and Dads woke up! This racially discriminatory agenda drove people out of their comfy little homes where they previously hid by working extra hours for their jobs, where their kids quietly studied extra math and sciences to stay ahead of school, and obediently practiced piano or violin every day, where TV was strictly limited. But this time Asian Americans rebelled! We demonstrated and protested in Sacramento and other cities. We labored and gathered petitions. We shamelessly lobbied legislators. In fact, my organization SVCA Foundation was born right there, right then. In the end, we defeated SCA5. You know why? Because we broke apart from our role and got loud and obnoxious in 2014!
Today, we once again got loud and obnoxious! So if you ask me now what are the two characteristics of Asian Americans? No. 1 – the same – hardworking. No. 2, yes, YOU GUESSED IT, loud and obnoxious!
Growing up, my parents told me: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it. They told me: Don’t raise your voice. They also told me: Avoid saying things that may upset the authority! All sounds familiar?
My fellow citizens, don’t worry about being loud and obnoxious. Because, look, what had Model Minority gotten us? Our children’s personalities got assassinated despite their grit, perseverance and the many sacrifices they’ve made through all aspects of their lives. Harvard deems them lacking positive personalities such as likability, courage, kindness and being widely respected. Believe it or not, being loud and obnoxious like we are right now won’t make it any worse. What do we have to lose?
My friends, I thank you for coming today to further buck that dispassionate, apathetic stereotype. I thank you for coming today to tell Harvard that we have American Dreams too.
We are at a time when our nation is sadly balkanized. We are seeing political and social tribes further divided than ever.
Therefore, I thank you for showing up today to tell Harvard to stop putting a wedge between various groups, to stop tearing up the very social fabric that our founding fathers and our great nation have worked so hard to build and strengthen.
All children deserve equal education rights. Today we say it loudly and obnoxiously!