Brive1987 wrote: ↑
CaptainFluffyBunny wrote: ↑
Brive1987 wrote: ↑
Is it racist to say I’m unhappy with the cultural changes impacting Australian schools - the result of an Asian orientated fast and furious demographic shift?
You'd have to show how they're negatively impacting them. Our local Asians boost the GPA, comprise a good deal of the advanced orchestra and symphony, and at least when I was a chess coach, were some of our top players. Somehow, I'm having trouble finding the negative.
I’ve already provided a number of examples of how an Asian dominated and aligned education system is making for a less desirable society.
Your premise is that you can have academic benefits while maintaining community norms.
That premise fails here, though I suspect there is absolutely nothing that could be said or shown that would alter your thinking.
Not true. I find I change my mind on a number of things as new evidence comes in, or trends show changes I was unaware of before. You seem to be citing change itself, or a nebulous idea of norms, as undesirable, and that it stems from Asians. In earlier postings, you've alluded to unfair advantages asians get, due to Tiger Moms and Chinese culture.
The fact remains that these challenges may be good, even necessary for kids growing up to compete in a global economy. Pushing academic boundaries is something to be embraced, not derided. The reality is that the Chinese dragon as awakened, and everybody else will have to be on their toes to avoid getting buried. It's always a bit sad when old customs that were socially binding in a good way fall by the wayside, but all societies, all cultures, have to evolve or they'll die sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, these changes can be hard for people that see what those things meant for them and their culture. In addition to some very bad ideas getting buried in this evolution, some culturally good things will fall by the wayside. It's unfortunate. The only thing that will really save these customs is to adapt, to sell the benefits to a larger group of people.
Blues music was dying before white people took up the idiom. Bluegrass was fading until a popular music helped its revival. There are other things that have been preserved and passed on to a new generation, different ethnic groups and even different cultures.
I don't think being reactionary and trying to preserve things simply on the basis of "that's the way it was, it meant something to us" is going to preserve these things. Trying to do it on the basis of race or cultural collectives is going to provoke a backlash and alienate broader society from the very things you're trying to protect. The world is global now, whether we want it or not. We preserve our culture by adapting, not isolating.