Ain't Misbehavin'

March 26, 2006


Not that the people at Supernanny need any PR help from Hyphen... But they did send out an email a while back that I've been meaning to blog about. Apparently they're looking for an Asian American family to feature on the show. And that intrigued me because I don't know any Asian American families with kids worthy of Supernanny. Do you? And if so, who are they? I know this risks all kinds of scary stereotypes, but I'm really curious. If you know Asian kids gone wild, are they rich/ poor? Are they first/ second/ third generation? What ethnicity(ies) are they? Were you one? Can we do a super unscientific survey? In fact, if you don't know of any stellar Asian American brats, I wanna know that too.


erin K Ninh

contributing editor & blogger

erin Khue Ninh is a former blog editor and onetime publisher of Hyphen, who won't seem to go away. She now teaches literature in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Aside from Hyphen, erin believes in recycling, Planned Parenthood, and Type A first-borns.



I dunno any Asian family that would want to advertise their dysfunction,especially the shortcomings of theirchildren.What kinda stupid family would do thatanyway? I mean.. we are a race ofsuper achievers.. WHY KILL THE STEREOTYPES WHEN IT SERVES US SO WELL?