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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nigerian Americans Are Among the Most Superior Cultural Groups in America



Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua, Yale Professors and co-author of The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America.

Nigerian Americans Are Among the Most Superior Cultural Groups in America 


Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida, the first black man to be appointed the Provost/Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States of America.

An American couple and both fellow Yale Professors have identified Nigerian Americans among the most superior cultural groups in the United States of America. Amy Chua, the famous author of the bestselling book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld have stirred up the hornet’s nest with their co-authored controversial book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," that identified eight cultural groups in the United States superior to others. The new book noted: "uncomfortable as it may be to talk about," some "religious, ethnic, and national-origin groups are starkly more successful than others." And they are the Mormons, Cuban exiles, Nigerian Americans, Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, American Jews, Iranian Americans and Lebanese Americans. And they have been able to prove superior, because of a basic "triple package" formula: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control.



•   Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even

if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way.

•   Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups,

people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves.
•   America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control.

 Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS | Atlanta, GA | Emory Healthcare.  Product of St. Gregory's College, Lagos and College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan has been appointed the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. 

 Femi Emiola, Nigerian American actress. She is best known for her roles in the TV series Wicked Wicked Games and in the web series If Looks Could Kill.

Editorial Reviews

Review

Publishers Weekly (starred):
“Provocative….Supported by statistics and original research….This comprehensive, lucid sociological study balances its findings with a probing look at the downsides of the triple package—the burden of carrying a family’s expectations, and deep insecurities that come at a psychological price.”

Kirkus Reviews:
“On a highly touchy subject, the authors tread carefully, backing their assertions with copious notes. Though coolly and cogently argued, this book is bound to be the spark for many potentially heated discussions.”

About the Authors

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld are professors at Yale Law School. Chua, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011, is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which unleashed a firestorm debate about the cultural value of self-discipline, as well as the bestselling World on Fire. Rubenfeld examined the political dangers of “living in the moment” in Freedom and Time; he is also the author of the international bestseller The Interpretation of Murder. The following are the Bestselling books by Amy Chua.
 
 
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