Amy Chua: You've Been Min Zhou'd And Jennifer Lee'd

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I still have yet to actually read anything of substance (see book) but it is nice to hear---here and there of course, about the uprisings, this time courtesy of Min Zhou, professor of sociology and Asian American Studies at the Univ. of California at Los Angeles, and Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology at the Univ. of California at Irvine.

From the WP:

[...] a new study published in the journal “Race and Social Problems” by two California scholars takes on Chua, suggesting that with all the economic resources at her disposal — she and her husband are Yale professors with highly-educated parents — her children’s success is just as likely the result of socioeconomic and cultural advantages, generally cited by scholars as the main reason some children do better than others [...] A better way to understand Asian American academic success, they write, is to look at families who don’t have resources and succeed nonetheless.