Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0 Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0
Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0

US professor put on leave after telling Asian-American student to ‘Anglicise’ her name

  • Matthew Hubbard said Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen’s name sounded like a profanity in English and refused to use it
  • Professor did not back down after student threatened to file complaint, saying he would change his name to avoid embarrassment in similar situation

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0 Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0
Laney College has more than 17,000 students, nearly 30 per cent of whom identify as Asian. Photo: NeoBatfreak CC BY-SA 4.0
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