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Nigerian Americans Have A Cultural Edge In America - New Book By Amy Chua by lagcity(m): 6:42am On Jan 07, 2014
This is the book that's causing an excreta storm in the media right now. grin grin grin

Remember "Tiger Mom," the Yale professor who brought us the most buzzy and controversial child-rearing philosophy since helicoptering and attachment parenting? Well, now the ire-raising author of "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Amy Chua, who argued that strict, Chinese-style moms are best, is back — and likely to raise even more hackles this time around. Her latest book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," deems eight cultural groups here superior to others. And, though the book is not due out until February, Twitter criticisms are already flying, with many calling Chua "racist" and a self-promoter.

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But the reality, notes the book, co-written by Chua's husband and fellow Yale professor Jed Rubenfeld, is that "uncomfortable as it may be to talk about," some "religious, ethnic, and national-origin groups are starkly more successful than others." Those groups, according to the authors, are Mormons, Cuban exiles, Nigerian Americans, Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, American Jews, Iranian Americans and Lebanese Americans. And the reasons they excel, the book declares, is because of a basic "triple package" formula: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control.

Source: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/tiger-mom-39-book-stirs-culture-wars-195300564.html
Re: Nigerian Americans Have A Cultural Edge In America - New Book By Amy Chua by bigfrancis21(m): 1:13pm On Jan 07, 2014

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