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Amy Chua, 'Tiger Mom' links success of cultural groups in America to 3 traits

Amy Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld co-authored the controversial book "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America."

A superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control. According to “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, her husband and fellow Yale Law School professor, these are the elements of "the Triple Package" — the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success.

They took an in-depth look at how some cultures consistently outperform others and found there are groups in America that simply do better. But already reaction to their new book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," is heated, and the authors have been accused of racist overtones in their writing.

Are Chua and Rubenfeld right? They're sitting down Thursday evening with with KPCC's Patt Morrison in the Crawford Family Forum for an eye-opening discussion. Follow the discussion on Twitter below and tweet with hashtag #TheTriplePackage.

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