- Cheyenne Lin
Server and Cashier @ Boston Market, Operation: Prom
What to do about Market Minorities.
Author and professor Amy Chua coined this term and it got me thinking about demographics and the economy. A market minority is a foreigner who generates more income than the indigenous people. An example Chua uses are the Chinese people in southern Asia such as the Philippines. The Foreign Chinese own more than half of the land and use the natives as slaves. This problem "breeds ethnic hatred." However the country needs the foreigners to generate the nation's GDP. If it is helping the economy why not leave the Chinese (in this case) alone? Why go up in arms if the nation as a whole rises?