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The Six-Percent Solution
I have gotten many hundreds of emails–OK, three emails, but I am rounding up–asking me whether there is a super-race. There are different views on this matter, discussion being carried on with the manners of a hockey match. For people who have better things to do than study abnormal psychology, the players are briefly as... Read More
Fifteen years ago — fifteen blessed years, readers— I wrote a piece titled “The Whining Minority.” That was at the time of the Wen Ho Lee brouhaha, for those who remember it, and the minority I was writing about was Americans of Chinese descent. Permit me to quote myself from the yellowing parchment of September... Read More
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Last week I was invited to speak at the annual conference of the Education Writers Association, with the topic of my panel being the perspective of Asian-Americans on Affirmative Action policies in college admissions. Despite having the only white face among the four presenters, I believe my analysis made a useful contribution. A couple of... Read More
Amy Chua, who is a law professor at Yale University, has a new book out: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The book describes the parenting methods Professor Chua employed when raising her two daughters, now aged 18 and 14. An extract published in the January 8 Wall Street Journal caused a small sensation. Within... Read More
[That's not a typo in the reference tag, by the way. "APA" stands for "Asian Pacific American," a newer term than "Asian Pacific Islander." Obviously modeled on "African American," the preferred term since the 1970s for Americans visibly of black-African ancestry or part-ancestry, "APA" seems to have originated in the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section... Read More
The Accidental Asian, by Eric Liu
Malcolm Muggeridge had a story about his days as a newspaper correspondent in Moscow during the time of the Stalin famines. He went with a Russian colleague to see a Chekhov play. Afterwards he asked her what she thought of it. "I can't see what they were all so unhappy about," replied the woman. "They... Read More
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