Monday, January 24, 2011

Adventures in Multicultural Living: Reacting (and finished reacting) to Amy Chua and our many different Tiger Mothers - AnnArbor.com

Posted: Jan 24, 2011 at 6:12 AM [Today]
I am so tired of talking about crazy Amy Chua Tiger Mother.

For the past two weeks, all conversational roads have led back to Tiger Mother as smug Amy Chua has been taken apart from all possible angles. I took part in an online discussion and podcast with other Asian American parenting writers and bloggers. I was quoted in Jeff Yang’s column in the San Francisco Chronicle. I was interviewed by the Associated Press. My article made the front page of New America Media. I was on National Public Radio’s “Radio Talk” out of Philadelphia. I was almost on Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC (but technical difficulties precluded). Even a civil rights panel discussion at Michigan State University (MSU) Law School could not escape repeated references to Amy Chua.

Meanwhile, I had to apologize to my son’s first grade teacher for not doing the writing workbook I had promised I would do with him—because I had been too busy trying to prove that crazy Amy Chua was not a “Superior Chinese Mother.”

Now if that ain’t ironic…

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