She gained notoriety in 2011 as the uncompromising ‘Tiger Mom’ – boastful that Chinese mothers make better parents and ultimately have more successful children.
Now though, Amy Chau, 51, has inspired the fury of the public on Twitter with her new controversial theory that some races and religions are just superior to everyone else.
Dubbed ‘simply racist’ by one commentor on Twitter, another pulled no punches and called her a ‘full blown eugenics pushing racist!’
Others were more diplomatic charging that ‘Chau has now begun treading territory uncomfortably close to racism.’
Published in the new book, ‘The Triple Package’, that she has written with her Jewish husband Jed Rubenfeld, Chua names the eight groupings that are exceptional in no particular order – and unsurprisingly, the Chinese are one of the top dogs.
The other seven are Jewish, Indian, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Cuban exiles and Mormons.
Clearly one of these groupings is a religion and by calling them ‘cultural’, never ethnic, racial or religious, Chau and her husband seek to avoid the hugely controversial criticism this would bring.
However, Chau does identify three distinguishing features these eight peoples have that guarantees them success over others; superiority, insecurity and impulse control.
‘That certain groups do much better in America than others — as measured by income, occupational status, test scores and so on — is difficult to talk about,’ the authors write.
The Triple Package? The Eight Races and Relgious Groupings Amy Chua Names As Better Than Everyone Else and Why?
Jewish – Jewish Americans have the highest incomes per head across the nation
Indian – Along with Indian Americans
Chinese – Chua infamous first book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom explored the relationship between Chinese parents and their children’s success
Iranian – Iranian-Americans have historically excelled in business, academia, the sciences, arts and entertainment
Lebanese-Americans – Such as Ralph Nader have had a significant participation in American politics and social and political activism
Nigerians – Ivy League admission rates of West African immigrant groups far exceed those of non-immigrant American blacks
Cuban exiles – Eva Mendes and Gloria Estefan are prominent Cuban exiles
Mormons – Mormons such as Mitt Romney are high profile politicians