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In the news this afternoon: The 'Tiger Mother' debate, the Berkeley chancellor's immigration remark, 'Latino Day' on hold, more

Catching up after meetings today with a few afternoon reads:

Tiger Mother and Amy Chua: Are Chinese Moms Really So Different? - TIME Cartoon father to child: "If you don't eat it," the father threatens, "we're going to have you adopted by Amy Chua." The Yale professor has made waves with a controversial parenting essay.

Tucson rampage: UC Berkeley chancellor's e-mail linking Tucson rampage to immigration issues draws fire - Los Angeles Times In an e-mail sent Monday, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau condemned a "climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated."

On Perfect Immigrants and Imperfect Stories - The Atlantic Nice essay on the search for the right story to humanize the immigration debate.

GOP leaders: Anti-immigration stance hurts party - The Washington Post Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and others speaking at a Florida conference on reaching Hispanic voters urged the party to tone down its immigration rhetoric and take up comprehensive reforms, or lose Latino votes.

Utah Puts 'Latino Day' on Hold - Fox News Latino The event at the state Capitol was put off "in anticipation of intense debate about immigration." Organizers are confused as to what immigration debate has to do with it.

Fil-Am Communities in L.A. County Launch Effort for Political Power - LA Beez A group called FILVOTE is leading a drive to boost local Filipino American voter participation and community engagement by 2012.