Just a little over a week ago, Alexandra Wallace, a UCLA college student, posted a short, 3-minute video blog on YouTube that would end up changing her life. In the video, the self-described "polite, nice American girl," a junior political science major, ranted about the customs and manners of the "hordes of Asians" on campus. Her main gripe was with Asians talking on cell phones in the library during finals period -- some apparently to see if relatives survived the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In the most offensive part of the video, Wallace used a mock Asian accent and ethnic slur to portray her version of what Asian students said on their cellphones in the UCLA library: "Ohhh. Ching chong ling long ting tong. The incendiary video -- which Wallace titled "Asians in the Library" -- soon went viral on YouTube and Facebook , drawing a half million views the weekend it was posted.
Did UCLA and NYT Overreact to Student's "Asians in the Library" Video?
UCLA student behind anti-Asian video apparently had plans for more – The Mercury News
The mystery of who recently mailed racist and sexist fliers to Asian-American organizations at UCLA and USC may never be solved, but students from both campuses say they are working to make sure it never happens again. More than people attended a town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss identical fliers sent to each school. Racist and sexist language, laced with expletives, was mainly used to attack Asian-American women for dating white men. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the incidents along with campus police from both schools, said spokesman Cmdr.
UCLA Student Off Hook for Video Rant Against Asians
The UCLA student whose anti-Asian video rant garnered millions of views online and intense backlash appears to have had aspirations of creating similar videos as part of a blog. Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan on Friday, Alexandra Wallace, 20, posted a three-minute video on YouTube in which she mocked Asian languages and expressed her annoyance with Asian students talking loudly in the library on their cell phones, including those calling Japan to check on relatives after the deadly tsunami. John Wallace, a Sacramento-area retail developer, posted on Friday at a. By the time Wallace took the video rant down, it had already gone viral — posted on countless Facebook profiles, personal blogs and YouTube pages.
Post a Comment. Alexandra Wallace issued an apology through the campus Daily Bruin newspaper for the video called "Asians in the Library," which first surfaced Friday and drew national attention. In it, the UCLA student criticized the school for accepting "these hordes of Asian people" who she said have no manners and disrupted her studies by talking loudly on the phone in the library. Wallace speculated that some of the Asian students using their phones in the library might be attempting to contact relatives in Japan following the triple disaster of a massive earthquake, tsunami and threatened nuclear meltdown.