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Growing up, Bety Le Shackelford felt embarrassed about knowing how to speak Vietnamese. She didn't want to seem different from the other kids, and begged her mom to only speak English with her in public. "I just wanted to be seen as an American girl, versus an Asian quote-unquote 'FOB,' which means 'fresh off the boat,'" Shackelford says.