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Inside the Asian Immigrant Experience

Dealing with Ongoing Discomfort as a Perpetual Outsider

Tazuko Shibusawa • 6/6/2017

By Tazuko Shibusawa - I was born in Japan, but spent my earliest childhood years in Michigan with my family. Since World War II, the image of Asians as a model minority has held, with increasing numbers of immigrants from all over Asia. But we Asian Americans are under tremendous pressure to prove ourselves, and we continue to be on guard against outbreaks of racial hatred.

Daily Blog
Copyright:
1/28/2013
Authors:
MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
 
PRISKA IMBERTI, LCSW-R, BCC
 
TAZUKO SHIBUSAWA, PHD, LCSW
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NRC095577

Living Up to the American Dream

The Price of Being the Model Immigrants

Tazuko Shibusawa • 5/1/2008

The experience of Asian immigrants is often characterized as a classic rags-to-riches tale. Yet for all the stories of success and assimilation, there's another, less publicized, Asian immigrant story—one remote from the image of the idealized "model minority."

Magazine Article
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Copyright:
1/28/2013
Authors:
MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
 
PRISKA IMBERTI, LCSW-R, BCC
 
TAZUKO SHIBUSAWA, PHD, LCSW
Product:
NRC095577
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Inside the Asian Immigrant Experience

Dealing with Ongoing Discomfort as a Perpetual Outsider

Tazuko Shibusawa • 6/6/2017

By Tazuko Shibusawa - I was born in Japan, but spent my earliest childhood years in Michigan with my family. Since World War II, the image of Asians as a model minority has held, with increasing numbers of immigrants from all over Asia. But we Asian Americans are under tremendous pressure to prove ourselves, and we continue to be on guard against outbreaks of racial hatred.

Daily Blog
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Living Up to the American Dream

The Price of Being the Model Immigrants

Tazuko Shibusawa • 5/1/2008

The experience of Asian immigrants is often characterized as a classic rags-to-riches tale. Yet for all the stories of success and assimilation, there's another, less publicized, Asian immigrant story—one remote from the image of the idealized "model minority."

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1
Tazuko Shibusawa, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is an associate professor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. She's also affiliated with the Multicultural Family Institute in New Jersey.