UCLA Student’s ‘Anti-Asian Rant’ After Tsunami Goes Viral

A student’s impassioned “anti-Asian rant” filmed and uploaded onto YouTube in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami has gone viral and caused huge headaches for the University of California, Los Angeles.

In the video, UCLA student Alexandra Wallace complains about the “hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year.”  She says these students need to “use American manners” while attending the university and specifically “described her annoyance at Asian students talking noisily in the library . . . [imitating] one student with the phrase, ‘Ohhhh. Ching chong ling long ting tong.'”

UCLA student anti-Asian rant YouTube

Citing the recent tragedy in Japan, Wallace wrapped up the vlog by noting, “I swear they’re going through their whole families [talking on the phone with each one, in the library] just checking on everybody from the tsunami thing.  I mean, I know, OK, that sounds horrible, like, I feel bad about all the people affected by the tsunami.  But if you’re going to check your address book [calling everyone in your mobile phone’s address book] . . . you seriously should go outside.”

The self-declared rant has not gone over well with UCLA students and administrators or the larger Internet populace, provoking charges of racism, death threats, and a school investigation into potential code of conduct violations.

In a statement of apology sent specifically to The Daily Bruin, Wallace wrote, “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 Daily Bruin reports on reaction to student's anti-Asian YouTube rant.

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4 Responses to “UCLA Student’s ‘Anti-Asian Rant’ After Tsunami Goes Viral”
  1. Michael Westendorf says:

    FIRE’s letter to the Chancellor:

    http://thefire.org/article/12956.html

  2. nick garofalo says:

    Empathy…is the ability to imagine other peoples state.
    i am now empathetic towards this student. she has no idea
    of cause and effect…no idea of karma..no idea of virtual
    vrs…reality and the fine line inbetween.
    her name is tattoo’d forever in socail media. Apology wont free her. She has only two choices. remove herself from
    UCLA and future mediatic statements…or go to japan with a shovel (and no cel phone!!). now thats a hell of a cross if ive ever seen one. still..i am empathetic for you now.
    go girl …go!!! its your chance for a real diploma.

  3. asians are taking over says:

    that bimbo needs to be expelled and blackballed from all post secondary shools. how she got into ucla is beyond me. that is the only way ucla can redeem itself. if that isn`t racism then what is. of course a blonde girl with fake tittays will feel threatened by asians…i wonder what she has to say about black people , the abolishment of slavery, and violence in america.

    • nick garofalo says:

      chill chill chill !!!! trust me i thought the same..but the minute you write…’Bimbo’..Blonde’..Fake tits’…you become
      the same clay of which she is formed.
      Let her work on her own guilt.
      we dont need added hate…even though she is an easy target…

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