33 pages 1 hour read

Lac Su

I Love Yous are For White People

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2009

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Essay Topics

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In what ways does Su’s memoir turn the notion of the model minority on its head?

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What cultural scripts related to patriarchy and Confucian values perpetuate domestic violence in the Su household? How do poverty and traumatic displacement fit into this narrative?

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Discuss Pa’s gendered use of language. How do his views of masculinity and femininity color his interactions with his wife and children?

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