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Another Racist Rant Gone Viral: UCLA Student's Anti-Asian Sentiments in the Time of Tsunami
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Published on: Mar 16, 2011 - 8:13am
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Alexandra Wallace complains about the manners of Asian students

 

Another racist rant video has gone viral and it’s not John Galliano’s. Alexandra Wallace, a political science student at the University of California Los Angeles, is under fire for posting an anti-Asian racist rant on YouTube where she complains about the manners of Asian students.

"The problem is these hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year, which is fine. But if you're going to come to UCLA then use American manners,” Wallace said.

In the three-minute video, Wallace mocks an Asian language and faults Asian students for talking on the phone in the library.

"I swear they're going through their whole families just checking on everybody from the tsunami thing," she said.

The video, titled “Asians in the Library,” has since garnered more than 1,000,000 views.

After being condemned by members of the UCLA community and supposedly receiving multiple death threats via e-mail and phone, Wallace contacted university police early Sunday evening and was advised to reschedule her exams after her class schedules and exam loactions were posted online, UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin reported.

On Monday morning, Wallace issued an apology:

“Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate. I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would. I'd like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand.”

UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Robert Naples said, “If she’s received a death threat, I find that as deplorable as her original YouTube video. If this is the response of students on campus, we’ve got a lot of work to do."

According to UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin, Wallace took the video down on Sunday. Still, it hasn't stopped web vigilantes from re-posting, spoofing, even creating music video responses, to the now infamous video. 

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47 Comments
  • jstcfrigrts
    i think everyone shld focus on their own localities or countries about there own issues of racism before they go international.u shld stop pretending that u are nice, religious people when u ourselves are worse.like you pinoys, i think u have ur own problems with ur indigenous neighbors like the aetas,igorots,muslims n d south and other more.u shld first solve them before u go on feasting to somebodys problems just to escape ur own responsibilities.u call urselves christian people, then go show ur rightiousness to this underprevileged,unfairly treated,oppressed minorities of yours.
    Mar 03 2012 @ 05:00pm     Reply  
  • the scarab
    Intelligent? Maybe. Smart? No. rnrnIf she honestly knew what she is talking about, she should've expected the backlash. For someone supposedly smart, she sure didn't know what the consequences were.rnrnAnd what's funny is that some of those defending her are the ones she's actually OFFENDING. She was not referring to Asians living in Asia. She's referring to Asians living in America. Asian-Americans. Not Asians. Not even Pinoy.
    Jun 29 2011 @ 08:53pm     Reply  
  • wala lang
    @calbearrnrnJust because she knows what she is talking about doesn't mean she is right to say those words against a group of people.
    Mar 21 2011 @ 10:09am     Reply  
  • cal bear
    Alam po niya ang sinasabi niya. UCLA yan. Sa mga hindi nakaka alam ng UCLA or even Berkeley, kahit 70% ng estudyante ng Ateneo, UST, La Salle, at UP, hindi makakapasa sa entrance exams ng mga eskwelahan na yan.
    Mar 20 2011 @ 09:05pm     Reply  
  • bang
    naman, naman. sobrang lalim na ng usapan nyo gayong ang punto lang naman ay paggalang sa kultura ng ibang tao at ibang bansa. dun sa mga nagsabing "the worst" ang pinoy, baka nakalimutan nyo kung anong klaseng dugo ang nasa mga ugat ninyo. hindi porke't US na ang zip code nyo at may mga "eksent" na kayo kung magsalita ay hindi na kayo kagaya namin na nagpapakamakabayan at nananatili sa bansang pilipinas. kaloka! at sa "dibdibang" pagsasalita ng taga-UCLA na di muna nag-iisip bago ibuka ang bibig, kumuha ka na ng ticket papuntang asya at kilalanin mo muna kami. baka sakaling mag-improve ang brain-mouth coordination mo. yun lang po. maraming salamat
    Mar 20 2011 @ 07:18pm     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    @manda elizaldernrnhindi lang naman lawyers ang kailangang makaalam ng terminologies, even ordinary people too. haven't any idea of educating oneself? and the point is, if you say and call these cultural minorities such, then you are being disrespectful. you are trying to dishonor their origins and not simply calling them by their ethnic names. rnrnwords are powerful It is better to know and clarify the meaning of words to avoid erroneous use of such. just suggesting.
    Mar 18 2011 @ 12:17pm     Reply  
  • manda elizalde
    Huwag na tayong mag ikot ikot sa terminologies. Hindi naman po tayo lawyers eh. Sa madaling salita, pag ang Pinoy gumamit ng word na "mukhang ita", or "para kang baluga sa kaitiman", or "nognog", or "igorot na katok ng katok sa kotse pag Pasko" - the bottom line is binabastos natin ang ating mga kadugo. Yon lang yon. Tandaan natin na ang reaction should come from the receivers (like these cultural minorities) and not from you people.
    Mar 18 2011 @ 11:28am     Reply  
  • pilipino
    good point, filipina ako.rnrnnalilito din ako, paano kung tawagin nila akong Pinoy, puede ko bang sabihin na racist sila? rnrnDapat lang respetuhin natin ang mga kultura na hindi sa atin. kung hindi man tayo sang ayon, igalang na lang natin. At sa babae naman sa UCLA, kasalanan ba ng mga asian na iyan kung maging maalalahanin sila sa pamilya at gusto tumawag sa kanila? buti na lang nag apologize ka
    Mar 18 2011 @ 10:42am     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    @filipina,rnrnGood point. It is sad to know there are (few) people who take it against people who call people "ita", "instik", "arabo" and "bumbay". Following their arguments, how do you think they propose to call these people?rnrnIt appears (and I hope I am wrong) the same people will not mind hearing people call "kano". If this is correct, are these people thinking "kanos" are better people than the others?rnrnrn@princeton and ignorama,rnrnIf we call people "chinese" instead of "intsik", or "arab" instead of "arabo", will you still consider this racist?rnrnWe are also confused. Please enlighten us by letting us know your definition of racist.rnrnRegards,
    Mar 18 2011 @ 05:44am     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    @princetonrn@ignoramarnrnI am a little confused with what you posted. You see, the "Negrita", "Igorot" and "Ita" you mentioned are all natives of the Philippines and we call them that because it is what they are known for, specially Igorots. They are residents of the Philippines also so we do not harm other race by calling them such. rnrnAbout the "intsik", "arabo" and "bumbay" thing, if I am not mistaken we use the word intsik as tagalog of Chinese; Arabo for Arabian or Arab, and we use Bumbay for Indian. I do not see just how can we be racist when we are just translating those terms in our native tongue. rnrnMaybe, there is confusion. What do you really mean and understand by the word "racist"? Anybody to educate me, please.rnrn@glad...rnyou always amaze me whenever you ask for reasons. Comments are carefully written and always giving people the chance to explain their point.
    Mar 17 2011 @ 11:32pm     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    @princeton and ignorama,rnrnThank you for sharing your views. We wish to understand you better when you said WE ARE THE WORST. There are over 2oo countries in the world. Are you saying you know all these countries (including their cultures and attitudes) that well? In case we were wrong to assume you know all these countries that well, what was your objective when you overstated your criticism against the Philippines/Filipinos?rnrnBest regards,rn
    Mar 17 2011 @ 10:59pm     Reply  
  • ignorama
    I agree with princeton. we call people "bumbay" "intsik" "arabo" we're the worst!
    Mar 17 2011 @ 10:46am     Reply  
  • ugok
    Tsunami THING!!!! thing thing ka dyan (well what would we expect from her,a polite damned bimbo girl,
    Mar 17 2011 @ 10:45am     Reply  
  • princeton of avenue q
    Everyone's a little bit racist. However, the Filipinos are not a little bit but one of the worst. Look at your ads (Jinky Oda billboards), watch your teleserye (Nita Negrita), and watch your language (Ay Ita, Igorot Kasi).
    Mar 17 2011 @ 08:54am     Reply  
  • hhahahhhaha!
    grabe naman. if she moved from somewhere and just came to UCLA for college then i would SLIGHTLY understand how overwhelming it must be for her to see a lot of asians in UCLA. but if she's from there then she's just being maarte and st*p*d. duh!that's UCLA, of course you'd expect a lot of asians there! UCSF a lot of asians too!
    Mar 17 2011 @ 06:21am     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    Salamat, Jane at Kano. Isang karangalan ang makapanig ang mga katulad ninyo.
    Mar 17 2011 @ 06:16am     Reply  
  • kano
    @glad to be pinoy... thanks! you spoke the words on my mind too...rnrnplus, congratulations for crushing the narrow-mindedness of some pinoys who suddenly think they are americans just because they are in the united states now...if they had not left pinas, i am pretty sure they will be one of those they are complaining about... rnrntsk... tsk... tsk...nakatikim lang ng konti, ang yabang na...
    Mar 17 2011 @ 03:44am     Reply  
  • jane
    Thanks @glad to be pinoy.. same thing on my mind.
    Mar 17 2011 @ 01:05am     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    @Bill,rnYou mentioned you have seen lots of Pinoys who are loud, bad mouthed and ill mannered. Following your statement, how will you describe yourself?rnrn@lalaland,rnSinabi mo na nakaiinis ang mga Pinoy, ang ibig mo bang sabihin dapat din kaming mainis sa mga katulad mo? Maraming Pinoy dito sa SPOT, kinaiinisan mo rin ba ang karamihan sa kanila?rnrnRegards,rn
    Mar 17 2011 @ 12:36am     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    @Berkeley,rnrnYou concluded the UCLA student was referring to the Chinese and yet you still managed to speak badly againsts Filipinos. Please enlighten us, what did you hope to achieve when you said Filipinos have poor manners?rnrnRegards,rn
    Mar 17 2011 @ 12:25am     Reply  
  • ally
    That tsunami comment was really the most appalling part of the video. It was uncalled for. rnrnAnyway, for a lighter note, check out the multiple parodies on youTube like this:rnrnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouEgHHECuLM
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:45pm     Reply  
  • philip
    Virginia Tech massacre 2
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:21pm     Reply  
  • monmon
    oh hindi pala siya "almost counts", "it is"
    Mar 16 2011 @ 05:40pm     Reply  
  • monmon
    this is disappointing to hear from a "political science student", if you're gonna be racist keep it to yourself. rnrnalso she wasn't just whining about people talking in the library in their cellphones. she was also whining/b*tching about how asian families live near her school. that's pretty offensive. rnrnand the calls in the library during the tsunami, i think that counts as a special occasion to talk loudly in the library since its almost counts as a major calamity.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 05:39pm     Reply  
  • ggg
    this is my favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulEMWj3sVA so cute!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 04:49pm     Reply  
  • lol

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    Mar 16 2011 @ 04:49pm     Reply  
  • hello
    Also, gurrrrl, mukha kang hentai
    Mar 16 2011 @ 04:26pm     Reply  
  • hello
    Wow I can't believe we're still doing generalizations at this day and age. Really? Really?
    Mar 16 2011 @ 04:24pm     Reply  
  • unbelievable
    i can't believe many commenters here took her side. mga racist din kayo!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 03:28pm     Reply  
  • @lalaland
    Wag kang mag generalize, ikaw lang ang nakakainis.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 02:55pm     Reply  
  • chingchangurface
    oh you mean ching chang your mother f****? this is racist, ill mannered and no sympathy at all. I know she has the freedom of speech but shes representing UCLA/white people, then she must be shut up and not necessarily give this kind of speech.. bit***!! kalerkey naman (most annoying her bo***bs :D)
    Mar 16 2011 @ 01:53pm     Reply  
  • jean
    the manner of talking on the phone in the library may have offended her but i think bringing the tsunami issue in her rant made her ver inconsiderate in these times. i was shocked. and it makes her st*p*d to not think before she speaks, or even make a video of it.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 12:55pm     Reply  
  • lalaland
    She's absolutely right. Nakakainis mga hapon, mga instik at mga koreano ganyan talaga... Lalong lalo na mga Pilipino.rnrnDon't understand the uproar of Asian people.rnDon't understand why Spot.ph uploaded this... To hate on her?
    Mar 16 2011 @ 12:49pm     Reply  
  • bill
    Can't blame her... I have seen a lot of pinoy jologs in the states and they are really foul mouthed, loud and ill mannered.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 12:11pm     Reply  
  • craig daplague
    American manners? Going to college spring break and flash your boobs and do a head job on someone you just met? American manners you tell me? Cmmon!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 11:35am     Reply  
  • hmmm
    may sense naman ang sinabi nya. hehehe yung phone on the Library. Natawa lang ako dun sa old asian people doing the laundry and cooking food...baka mga pinoy yun. hehehe
    Mar 16 2011 @ 11:18am     Reply  
  • gossipmonger
    i'm a Filipino and i may have to agree with Berkeley. My kababayans lack discipline if one would compare it to other Asian people. Not even sure if Pinoys can be like Japanese who were still very disciplined despite the tragic event that happened in their country. And I'm sorry about this... :(
    Mar 16 2011 @ 11:16am     Reply  
  • ladybug
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zqtPbn060Irnrnthis is cute!this girl made it! hahaha!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 10:45am     Reply  
  • berkeley
    I don't consider it derogatory. She is just whining. I took a vacation in the Philippines last December. OMG, people talk on the cell phone or text inside the movie house DURING movie time. People talk on the cell phone in the doctor's office that I could still remember the entire topic of conversation. People text inside the restaurants as if they are not in good company. Texting texting texting like its the end of the world. And we are just talking about cell phone and texting manners of the Filipinos, we are not talking about queueing or falling in line yet but let us not go there for now. BTW, that lady should have exempted the Japanese. Obviously, she referred to Mainland (not HK) Chinese.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 10:19am     Reply  
  • cheppy
    Asian replies in a very humorous way. Worth your time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOGpGoEMu2s&feature=player_embedded
    Mar 16 2011 @ 10:03am     Reply  
  • bakero!
    Unbelievable. And scary that there are people who think this way. She should be expelled.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:50am     Reply  
  • ang dakilang marj
    America loves you!Pero humanda ka sa mga Asians dahil kakalbuhin ka nila ang mabubungi ka ng bongga!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:48am     Reply  
  • vixenpunch
    if the asians at the library were annoying her...uhm...then why doestn't she just study in her room? a simple solution for a simple problem. oh well, at least she apologized.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:44am     Reply  
  • larsy
    What did she say? Her boobs distracted me.
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:33am     Reply  
  • ladybug
    hala ka!!...Asian people will hunt you LOL! :)
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:30am     Reply  
  • asian librarian
    Her fake bo0bie$ annoys me
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:27am     Reply  
  • asian librarian
    Her fake boobs annoys me
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:25am     Reply  
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