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?
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