Rejected Culture Groups for Amy Chua’s Triple Package

In her new book The Triple Package, “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua describes the three character traits–superiority, insecurity and impulse control–that combine to make the ideal race group of humans. “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,” said Ms. Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld, with whom she co-wrote the book. “In large part, this is because the topic feels so racially charged.”

Ms. Chua’s has eight examples of these ubergroups: Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Cuban exiles and Mormons, several of which, as you can see, aren’t racialist at all.

What wasn’t mentioned in the Amazon description of Triple Package was the groups that didn’t make it through the final rounds of draft picks. Luckily, we got our hands on an earlier draft.

The Double Package:


-Women named Shawn

-Jewish on father’s side


-The Welsh

-Slovakian Episcopalians


The Single Package:


-Eastern Studies majors who spent a semester in Japan

-The ambiguously ethnic

-Lapsed Roman Catholics from Hungary

-Carl from down the street

No Package:
-Little girls who don’t practice the violin and are bringing great shame to their families.

-Scientologists Rejected Culture Groups for Amy Chua’s <em>Triple Package</em>