Vision Test

December 16, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

How’s your eyesight?

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Mark is a writer and musician living in the St. Louis area. He hit puberty at the peak of the Sixties and came of age just as it was all coming to a close with the end of the Vietnam War. He was annoyed when bellbottoms went out of style, but he got over it.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

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    Mark: Good stuff.

    I visited the website and learned this:

    The Committee of 100 is a national non-partisan organization composed of American citizens of Chinese descent. Each member has achieved positions of leadership in the United States in a broad range of professions. With these diverse backgrounds, members collectively pool their strengths and experience to address important issues concerning the Chinese-American community, as well as issues affecting U.S.-China relations.

    MISSION

    C-100 is committed to a dual mission: (1) encouraging stronger relations between the U.S. and Greater China and (2) encouraging the full participation of Chinese-Americans in all aspects of American life.

    http://www.committee100.org/aboutus/aboutus.htm

    The key findings of a survey done by the organization are these:

    Key findings include:

    * A significant minority, 25%, of Americans indicated strong negative attitudes and stereotypes towards Chinese Americans.

    * 23% of Americans are uncomfortable voting for an Asian American to be President of the United States. This is in contrast to 15% compared with an African American candidate, 14% compared with a woman candidate and 11% compared with a Jewish candidate.

    * 24% of Americans would not approve of inter-marriage with an Asian American. This number is lower than that compared to an African American (34%), but higher than a Hispanic (21%) and a Jew (16%).

    * 7% of Americans would not want to work for an Asian American CEO. This is in contrast to 4% for an African American, 3% for a woman and 4% for a Jew.

    These findings are of special interest to me, in that my wife and I adopted two daughters from China.

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