As an Asian American alum, former co-chair of the Asian American Students’ Association (AASA), staff member of the Asian American Community Center (A3C), Ethnic Theme Associate for Okada and member of Lambda Phi Epsilon, I am disappointed in the ignorance and oversimplification displayed by Mr. Matsuura in his op-ed.
Considering the immense controversy that UCLA student Alexandra Wallace’s diatribe about Asian people has elicited, I think it is necessary and appropriate to address the role and the current standing of the Asian American community at Stanford.
Chua’s bluntly earnest and highly contentious “tiger mother” tenets have stirred enormous Internet debate: her WSJ.com article racked more than 7,700 comments and scored over a million views. It’s a rather crafty marketing strategy on behalf of Chua, who is receiving free publicity, though much of it comes in the form of displeased outcries from those whom Chua calls “Western parents” expressing deep disgust for what they consider a militaristic and cruel parenting method that is, in the long term, socially and emotionally damaging.
So what exactly is it about Chua’s memoir (not a “Parenting 101” manual) that provokes “Western parents” to recoil so defensively?
President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) kicked off a campaign today to promote entrepreneurial growth among AAPIs.
“FOB” is an exploration of conflicting subdivisions within the Asian community as they existed in 1980.