2/24/11 “Tiger Mom” and Asian American parenting

This week on Apex Express, we explore the controversy stirred up by Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” from three different perspectives by talking with an Asian American Studies professor, a blogger, and a high school student.

erin Khue Ninh, a professor of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. She’s also a blog editor of Hyphen Magazine, another great source for Asian American news and culture. And she is the author of a book that will be released very soon, “Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature.”

Jason Sperber is a stay at home dad living with his family in Bakersfield. He raises two beautiful multi-racial girls who are two and six years old. He blogs at daddyinastrangeland.com and co-founded RiceDaddies.com, which just celebrated its fifth birthday.

Kai Kane Aoki Izu a 17-year-old Junior at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco with a 3.75 GPA. He’s also a dancer and a member of Loco Bloco, a Brazilian youth samba band.


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