Myth: East Asians Overvalue Education

Among the second-generation in Spain, the Chinese exhibit the lowest educational aspirations and expectations of all second-generation groups, including Ecuadorians, Central Americans, Dominicans, and Moroccans. Nearly 40% of second-generation Chinese expect to complete only basic secondary school—roughly the equivalent of 10th grade in the U.S. Given the perception of a closed opportunity structure in Spain—especially for visible minorities—Chinese immigrants have no faith that a post-secondary education or a university degree will lead to a professional job, so they’ve turned to entrepreneurship and encouraged their children to do the same. Hence, Spain’s Asian immigrants adopt an entirely different success frame, in which entrepreneurship—rather than education—is the mobility strategy. Their frame is supported by ethnic business associations, much like education is supported by a supplementary education system in the United States.

This simple counterfactual illustrates that it’s not something essential about Chinese or Asian culture that promotes exceptional educational outcomes. It also reminds us that what may be most exceptional about “Asian-American exceptionalism” is actually “American exceptionalism.”

Source: Lee, J. 2012. Tiger Kids and the Success Frame. The Society Pages. https://thesocietypages.org/papers/tiger-kids-and-the-success-frame/ [accessed: 2017-07-08]

Hollywood Roundup XXIX

A Madea Christmas (2013): Afropean female with European boyfriend.

Bull S01E08: European female sexes Latino, another Latino kisses European female, Afropean male married to Afropean female, has European female mistress.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016): Heterosexualized bland, overweight Polish male.

Mars S01E01: In 2033, a US European male is tasked as leader of Mars exploration, token Nigerian engineer without a Nigerian name or accent.

Westworld S01E01: Westworld is a virtual world based on US cowboy culture. Female Afropean whore, heterosexualized Afropean male (upper chest nudity, implied sex with European females), Latino humanoid bandit sexually excites two European female humans, Hetero-sexualized bisexual European male (implied purchase of Afropean female and East Asian male humanoid for sexual purposes, orgy with European male and three European females, upper chest nudity, violence), sexually inexperienced Eurasian male (described on imdb.com as “shy guest”), heterosexualized Afropean male humanoid (Afro-Latina former wife, had a son, human European female lover).

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Caribbean Sinophobia

The following is an email from November 2015.

China Going FULL Circle

The Chinese takeover from America and Britain as Prime Caricom Creditor has been coming for a while, but it is happening quietly and quickly now and accelerating in the Leeward and Windward Islands as well as in Jamaica.

China, just recently gave little Dominica a US$300m soft loan – with Antigua and other governments already awash and floating comfortably in the Chinese Western Fiscal Sea.

America is facing national bankruptcy and is on the verge of defaulting on internal and international debts … Their entire banking system is in a muddled and intertwined mess and facing imminent internal collapse.

Hence … must they now go to war to prevent disaster? And with who now – Syria? Iran? Russia? Somalia? Pakistan? Mali? China? The whole world’s watching and waiting with bated breath! Gotta grind up the old US War Machine with the Afghanistan “Adventure” about to end …

Money is really “no problem” for China – financially, they literally own the US government via a massive Accounts Receivable in outstanding tens of Trillions of US dollars in Treasury Bonds, Promissory Bank Notes and other Securities which is precisely how they pay the loans and gifts and give “aid” to the small islands, who must then redeem their small Chinese “pieces of paper” in Washington.

At this point, America has yet to refuse third party redemption – since, by world standards, the Caribbean amounts are small. But the bubble is quickly swelling dangerously and could soon burst. China has won this early transitory round without scarcely a shot being fired …

03/11/15

My reply to this spam.

  • China is not taking over any country, it is simply doing business
  • There is no Chinese Western Fiscal Sea
  • America is not facing bankruptcy, it is bankrupt and so are many other countries possibly including China
  • There may not necessarily be an imminent internal collapse, there may simply be a global economic reboot
  • If money was “no problem” for China, why are there millions of Chinese in poverty?
  • China does not literally own the US government. It owns about 1.3 trillion worth of IOUs. This is less than 8% of the annual American GNP
  • China does not give “aid” to small islands, it does proper business, very few strings attached
  • What small Chinese “pieces of paper” are redeemed in Washington?
  • China has won what exactly?

This piece is alarmist, incorrect and racist.

None of the 28 other people on the email responded.

Race Forward: The Wealth Gap

Comments on video found HERE

Did you know that in 2010 Black Americans made up 13% of the population but had only 2.7% of the country’s wealth?

Did you know that there is no way to accurately make such a statement or that the term “Black Americans” is an imaginary social construct?

That the median net worth for a white family was $134,000, but the median net worth for a Hispanic family was $14,000, and for a Black family it was $11,000?

Did you know that this is based on a SURVEY which sampled 6,026 families?

Even assuming that each family (liberally) represents 5 individuals, that amounts to (6,026 x 5) / 316.5 million or < 0.01% of the US population.

That the median wealth for a single white woman has been measured at $41,000, while for Hispanic women it was $140, and for Black women, $120?  Did you know that?

Did you know that this is based on a SURVEY and not a MEASUREMENT of 4,421 families who volunteer information?

Did you know that the actual numbers reported are $100 for single, ‘black’ women without vehicles and $120 for single ‘Hispanic’ women without vehicles? The numbers are $5,000 for single, ‘black’ women with vehicles and $2,680 for single ‘Hispanic’ women with vehicles? Did you know that this is household data so children factor into the equation?

Do you know what that’s called? Systemic Racism, and yes, it’s really a thing.

Did you know that systematic sloppy logic and statistics should not be blamed on systematic racism?

Read a different view on US Afropean poverty

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CHINA

The USA, a country founded on genocide, racism and slavery, puts on the moral cloak to lecture the 5,000 year old Chinese civilization on espionage and theft.

SEXUAL MORES

  • From your friend and mine (Glenn Beck): Homosexuals want to destroy (not reform) the institution of marriage through SSM

  • Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry – NEW YORK

“Basically what the homosexual community has done is they’ve piggy-backed on the Civil Rights Movement in order to provide cover for themselves both legally and socially.”
The premise here is, ‘Two people love each other, it’s wrong to deny them marriage.” That’s dangerous. What if the two people who love each other happen to be father and son, or father and daughter?”

and …

“The principle right now is the Beatles theology, ‘All you need is love’.  What I’m saying right now is I’m more of the Tina Turner theology, ‘What’s love got to do with it?’’”

FREEBIES

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

EDUCATE THYSELF

ORIGINS

…. As a physicist, I have found that the soft sciences (biology, geology, meteorology) is where you find the atheists and darwinists. I find a significant difference with the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, engineering). I also find those soft sciences to be less intelligent. Mathematicians are in between in my experience. Most of the genius mathematicians are too busy trying to find their keys to contemplate God.

  • Answers Research Journal has a flurry of articles on the ‘dominion mandate

ETHNICITY

MISCELLANY

# 93!

From the Business Insider:

The oft heard ‘We’re #1 USA’ is actually #93 on the Gini coefficient (a measure of income equality and in this case household income).

Beaten by #45 Egypt, 82 million people, a failed state which received $2 billion US yearly in US aid, a victim of English and French imperialism.

Beaten by #56 India, 1,241 million people, a failed state with rigid socio-religious castes, a victim of Danish, English, French and Portuguese imperialism.

Beaten by #81 China, 1344 million people, a failed state and the previous sick man of Asia, a victim of American, Austrian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian imperialism.

Beaten by #82 Russia, 142 million people, the failed Soviet empire.

And beaten by #92 Iran, 75 million people, the ‘terrorist nuclear power’, a victim of American, English and Russian imperialism.

So, does that make the USA a failed (or failing) state also?