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Cuban Exiles Identified as “Superior” by Yale Law Professor…

... and she is immediately accused of blatant racism.

 

Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, has had the nerve to publish a book in which she singles out the values of some American sub-cultures as "superior" to those of the rest of the US population.

Predictably, a firestorm is brewing, for all the obvious reasons.

Never mind the fact that nearly everyone in the United States is aware of the fact that the members of some immigrant groups and some religions are more successful than others, Political correctness demands that no one talk about this this elephant in the room, or --even worse -- analyze it in a book.

Cuban exiles are among the eight groups identified by my colleague.

Perhaps identifying us as "superior" will end up causing her additional trouble.  We are, after all, so wrong about everything, so thoroughly despicable, and so worthy of being herded into boats and shipped back to where we came from.

I could be wrong about this, but I think that there is no other group of immigrants or subculture other than Cuban exiles that is so open to criticism, denigration, or open hatred or ridicule.

Imagine anyone publicly denigrating any of the other seven groups singled out by Amy Chua: Jews, Chinese, Iranians, Indians, Lebanese, Nigerians, or even Mormons.

As someone at one of my public lectures said a few years ago: "You people are ruining this country... It's because of you people that our country is in so much trouble...Why don't you all just shut up or go back to Cuba!"

Which brings us back to the Oliphant cartoon.  Imagine the firestorm of protest if any of these other groups were to be placed in Oliphant's boat.

Double standard.  Hypocrisy.  Sheer stupidity.  Evil.  You bet.

 

 Tiger Mom accused of being a 'full-blown racist' as her new book names the eight 'superior' immigrant cultures that make better parents

She gained notoriety in 2011 as the uncompromising 'Tiger Mom' - boastful that Chinese mothers make better parents and ultimately have more successful children.

Now though, Amy Chau, 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!'

Others were more diplomatic charging that 'Chau has now begun treading territory uncomfortably close to racism.'

Published in the new book, 'The Triple Package', that she has written with her Jewish husband Jed Rubenfeld, Chua names the eight groupings that are exceptional in no particular order - and unsurprisingly, the Chinese are one of the top dogs.

The other seven are Jewish, Indian, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Cuban exiles and Mormons.

Continue reading HERE. 

7 comments to Cuban Exiles Identified as “Superior” by Yale Law Professor…

  • asombra

    This is a Pavlovian scenario, and Chua had to expect it, especially since she's Chinese and married to a Jew (I assume she has tenure at Yale, because the risk would have been too high otherwise). The basic problem is the same as that which has corrupted most of the news media and made it neither credible nor respectable: What really matters is NOT the truth, the unvarnished truth, but rather ideology, politics and agenda-pushing. Whenever the actual truth is inconvenient, uncomfortable or otherwise problematic, it must be "brought into line" by hook or by crook, or simply ignored as if it wasn't there.

    As for a "full-blown eugenics-pushing racist," that fits Margaret Sanger perfectly, but nobody who's "correct" cares or wants to hear it. Sanger is the anointed saint of the Planned Parenthood racket, so she simply gets a pass.

  • asombra

    The Oliphant syndrome is very simple: whenever abuse is not only condoned but "correct," abuse is guaranteed.

  • “Florida’s Cubans are responsible for sleaze and influence-peddling in American politics. … In every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades … Cuban exiles are always present and involved.” (Michael Moore, Downsize This.)

    Michael Moore was guest of Honor at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, sharing the very Presidential Box with Jimmy Carter.

    http://www.americans-working-together.com/id219.html

  • asombra

    The only way to "downsize" Michael Moore is to remove his entire gastrointestinal tract.

  • “Despite the TRULY REPELLENT Miami Cubans of the older generation and their gallant allies, the Israel lobby, Castro hangs on.”

    Prof Norman Birnbaum, Georgetown Professor Emeritus and former advisor to THREE Democratic Presidential candidates.

  • asombra

    Birnbaum. Is that Jewish--you know, like Marx was Jewish? And btw, he could have been more succint, not to mention more elegant, by substituting "those people" for "truly repellent Miami Cubans of the older generation." Everyone would still know exactly what he meant.

  • […] Another Yale professor, Carlos Eire, a self-made man if ever there was one, writes about his experience: […]