Skip to comments.Tiger Mom: Some cultural groups are superior
Posted on 01/05/2014 5:24:15 AM PST by Labyrinthos
Shes doubling down.
Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed Tiger Mom who, in 2011, published a book arguing that Chinese women are superior mothers thus their offspring superior children has even more to say.
In The Triple Package, Chua and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, gather some specious stats and anecdotal evidence to argue that some groups are just superior to others and everyone else is contributing to the downfall of America.
Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Chua and the Jewish Rubenfeld belong to two of the eight groups they deem exceptional. In no seeming order of importance, they are: Jewish Indian Chinese Iranian Lebanese-Americans Nigerians Cuban exiles Mormons
These groups cultural, mind you, never ethnic or racial or religious all possess, in the authors estimation, three qualities that theyve identified as guarantors of wealth and power: superiority, insecurity and impulse control.
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Unfortunately, the red diaper babies are doing their best to eliminate that "edge" by lowering standards, liberal indoctrination, and the welfare state, as evidenced by our affirnmative action president.
Those groups still believe in education and high achievement.
My experience with chinese in college was that they were only superior because they were selfish cheating bastards.
I know a family who immigrated here from Nigeria, and by their own admission, they have little in common with the “lazy American black people.” One guy has a civil engineering degree and owns a small construction compnay, where he works seven days a week. His wife is a nurse. They have a daughter who is a dentist, a son who is a lawyer, and another son who is in engineering school.
is this a joke? looks mostly like a list of losers!
I don’t even know why people even indulge her argument. Who the heck is she, anyway?
Personally and to the more general topic, I am greatly in favor of involved PARENTS striving to get their children educated to the highest possible standards that the kids are capable of. If this person / book is a challenge to others, let them take that challenge.
Frankly, in today’s USA, the problem is in the detached parent(s) wanting the village to raise their child.
I’m not surprised to see Nigerians there. They sure have a lot of wealthy princes giving away thier inheritance there.
An equally disturbing problem are parents -- liberal and conservative alike -- who think their children are brilliant, uber-talented, super-special, etc., just because the child is their offspring and regardless of actual achievement.
Liberals decry the very concept but it is the method God designed and employed to perfect his Kingdom here on Earth.
The modern version of Christianity, according to liberals, is just some feel-good, re-distributive, Kumbaya bull-squeeze that would have left the gift of life as lowly pond scum in the primordial soup.
1. A superiority complex - Self-confidence 2. Insecurity - recognizing you are responsible for yourself 3. Impulse control - always a good idea
The problem is they include the urban ghetto ‘culture’ in the mix of what they call American.
Remove that and our culture jumps dramatically up in the list.
If China is great, why are so many of them trying to leave..?
Because vicious people have a much easier time making a living when their marks are unvicious.
She wants to be considered a brash tiger but totally precludes discussion of how muzzies accomplished NOTHING after inventing the zero...?
Hahaha. I like your style.
The ABC's, American Born Chinese, didn't always fit this stereotype but the CIAs (Chinese In America) and FOBs (Fresh off the Boeing) sure did. The pressure from their parents was unreal.
God provided whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world!
so basically... she is stating that any group that embraces the “protestant work ethic” will succeed beyond their wildest expectations?
If a white anglo wrote such a book they’d be hung out to dry as white supremacists by the media and pc police, and the book would never see the light of day.. Double standards are SOP by the PC police.
If the book said that it would never be published. The white protestant work ethic has been purposely destroyed by the commies.
Yup - in my small world and business experience, they are cut-throat and lie at the drop of a hat. Absence of Biblical teaching in their culture is very obvious.
I find it interesting that the lady misses the largest group of successful people in America by a mile. WASP who embrace the protestant work ethic. This group controls nearly all the levers of wealth and power in the US and always has. 80-90% of the wealthy in America belong to this group. These are the owners of nearly every business in the US, and they go unseen because they largely blend into the larger population. This group is talked about extensively in “The Millionaire Next Door”
A big part of raising kids that not only succeed but also become leaders and policy makers comes down to having a cohesive nuclear family. Also needed is the financial ability to have a dedicated stay at home mom, and the money and connections to get them to an Ivy League college..
Our culture in America was changed. Hollywood changed it. Our Congress changed it by importing poverty and not enforcing our borders. Congress failed to defend our jobs and economy by giving it and our security to China. Wall st made out well but most Americans lost.
But, can Amy make a mean General Tso Chicken?
Most new legal immigrants..due better they work harder and you can go back in history and see how it evolves many start small business they have to create they own jobs..
“Chinese women are superior mothers”
Superior at getting their babies aborted the most in the world. Wow Chinese women you are proud of that record?
A successful culture generates academically superior individuals.....see "home schooling". Yes, you need some basic genetics, but more can be accomplished by hard work than depending on in-born superiority.
I’ve done business with a number of oriental ladies. They’re tough negotiators, smart and hard workers.
Superior at what? is the question.
They left out Koreans, a country that went from a 3rd world backwater to one of the top economies on Earth in a generation