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To: Jedidah

...who studied non-stop because that’s what their culture expected.


I have heard this over and over again. And it simply isn’t true. It isn’t what “their culture expected.” It’s what they believe American culture expects and rewards. It’s actually central to the “American Dream.” Work hard and succeed.


5 posted on 12/02/2007 2:20:05 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

I don’t know who you’re arguing with.

Yes, hard work and success is what their (Asian-American) culture expects. That’s what it takes to get ahead in this country, and those parents see that their kids do what is required.

Perhaps you think that by “their culture” I meant some overseas values. Far from it. I refer to the mindset of immigrant parents who know what it takes and want their kids to succeed. Rich folk tend to want their kids to have it easy and are less demanding.

Just telling you what I’ve seen, what I know. I think we’re saying the same thing.


7 posted on 12/02/2007 2:44:23 PM PST by Jedidah
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