It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. ...Some ethnic groups do better than others. If she is right, then you should be able to teach those values to your kids and have them do better. I doubt it, but I haven't read the book and I don't know.
• Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way.
• Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves.
• America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control.
Update: Chua is getting publicity like this:
"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is known for claiming that Chinese women make the best mothers, but now she and her husband say that some groups are just plain better than others.And this:
She’s doubling down.
She gained notoriety in 2011 as the uncompromising 'Tiger Mom' - boastful that Chinese mothers make better parents and ultimately have more successful children.Maybe she is right that some ethnic groups are better, but I don't know how she separates nature and nurture. My guess is that her book tells a log about what Chinese and Jews believe, but not so much about Mormons and other groups,
Now though, Amy Chua, 51, has inspired the fury of the public on Twitter with her new controversial theory that some races and religions are just superior to everyone else.
Dubbed 'simply racist' by one commentor on Twitter, another pulled no punches and called her a 'full blown eugenics pushing racist!'