Sunday, January 16, 2011

Adventures in Multicultural Living So what's the big deal about sleepovers, anyhow? It is in the nuances. More on Amy Chua Tiger Mother - AnnArbor.com

Posted: Jan 16, 2011 at 9:59 PM [Yesterday]

On my sixteen birthday, a blond classmate was shocked to discover that I would not also, automatically, be allowed to date.

“But it’s a Constitutional right that you are allowed to date when you turn sixteen.”

The other three Asian American girls in my class and I all looked at each other. None of us were allowed to date until college. It was a distraction from our studies, a waste of time, danger. “You are not going to marry anyone you date in high school so what is the point?” my mother asked.

The thing is, although my non-Asian friends thought my parents were soooo traditional, conservative, and unfair, actually, my parents thought they were being incredibly liberal.

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