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EXCLUSIVE: “I was shook.”Vietnamese American Laney College freshman Phuc Bui talks about what it was like when her teacher sent her an email asking her to “Anglicize” her name.

says Phuc in a Zoom interview.The professor even went so far as to then refer to her as “P-Nguyen” later on during a Zoom class.

Professor Hubbard also responded in an email – saying he was “waiting to talk to the press.

smiles Phuc.Phuc says she spent time Friday speaking with the vice president of the school, who apologized for what happened.

I hope they’ll feel more comfortable using their real name rather than using a whitewashed name.”

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