The front cover emphasized a title “‘Model Minority’ Do You Look Beyond the Myth?” In small print for the rest of us it identified this a applying to Asian students.
I glanced quickly through the pages and its usually selection of mind numbing, insultingly PC articles. There was one on the shooting of a young thug in Ferguson that ignored all of the facts and got into race-baiting immediately. Several pages spoke to the glory of “Education Support Professionals” (aka janitors, bus drivers, clerks). Tax the greedy rich corporations also got a nod. A typical month of “journalism” for CTA.
I looked a little closer at the cover story. It seems that it is a terrible thing for people to look at Asians as being superior. Since the CTA is into diversity instead of accuracy they lump Asia American/Pacific Islander together. I am well aware that we think Chinese students are the top of the deck academically. I was not aware that we put Samoans in the same category. I guess once you start looking at people with group identity, like the Progressives do, instead of as individuals, as conservatives do, it is necessary to make some racists assumptions.
Rest assured, I did not read the entire article. Life is too short to waste that way. One sub-title caught my attention, “Parental pressure not a myth”. It says,
“It may be a joke, but there is a lot of parental pressure on Asian American students to succeed,...students say parental pressure is commonplace.” p. 12Well, duh. This should come as no surprise to anyone. What might also not surprise you is that this CTA article portrays that parental pressure as a bad thing.
One reason that such a high percentage of our university students in the math and physics departments are Asian and graduate to good jobs and so few in the Liberal Studies department are Asians who end up working fast food, is that the parents motivate them to success.
CTA should be proclaiming this as a solution to declining education standards, not a problem.
I should be rich and good looking, too.
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