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Old 08-30-2019, 06:09 PM
 
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Can't believe there were death threats.


The Tiger Cub Speaks
The parental training that Chua-Rubenfeld got became the subject of a national debate when, in 2011, her mother, Amy Chua, published the memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” An excerpt in the Wall Street Journal provoked death threats; the book has sold more than a hundred and fifty thousand copies and inspired at least three book-length rebuttals.
Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, who are both professors at Yale Law School—have co-authored “The Triple Package.” It is about the only topic more fraught than child rearing: why some minority groups in the U.S. “starkly outperform others.”
According to her parents’ book, Jews and the Chinese are two American minorities that are enjoying “disproportionate success”—others include Mormons and Igbo Nigerians—because they exhibit three traits: insecurity, impulse control, and a superiority complex.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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So the Tiger Mom's daughter is at Harvard, where she's majoring in philosophy and Sanskrit.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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So the Tiger Mom's daughter is at Harvard, where she's majoring in philosophy and Sanskrit.
In ROTC, planning on becoming a military prosecutor.

Well, this family certainly has grabbed the spotlight and profited by saying what everyone is thinking but most people are too polite to say.

I especially agree with the culture of lassitude amongst WASPS. I see it every day. I disagree that it "set in" though. White people have always been lazy. We just leveraged our advantageous sociopolitical position to stay in positions of undeserved power. That can masquerade as success, but it is merely momentum.
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Old Today, 10:43 AM
 
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A 4th criteria that is needed is the belief that effort will be rewarded. When somebody sees their effort not being rewarded, why would you ever go the extra mile?
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