A UCLA coed has been pressured to apologize after a video rant she produced, entitled "Asians In The Library", went viral. Alexandra Wallace, a 2008 graduate of Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA, lashes out against Asians in her video, basically criticizing them for showing poor mannners and making no effort to assimilate into American culture. The highlight of the video is where Wallace is criticizing Asian students for disrupting her studies at the library by incessantly using their cell phones to call back to Asia for information on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami; she states "I'll be in, like, deep into my studying, into my political science theories and arguments and all that stuff, getting it all down, like typing away furiously, blah, blah, blah, and then all of a sudden when I'm about to, like, reach an epiphany, overhear from somewhere, 'Oh ching chong ling long ting tong, ooohh". Additional excerpts transcribed on LA Weekly.
A version of the video, with politically-correct comments inserted into the video by the uploader to preclude its takedown, is embedded below:
According to the Daily Bruin, Robert Naples, associate vice chancellor and dean of students at UCLA, called the video “beyond distasteful,” saying that her comments in no way represent the views of the UCLA as a community. He further stated that he personally received more than 100 e-mails of complaint from individuals all over the country, primarily from people affiliated with UCLA. UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block himself hastened to reassure the public that the video doesn't reflect the views of the university community.
More sanctions may be in the offing, as the university has yet to meet with Alexandra Wallace over the issue. While Robert Naples admits the student code in no way usurps the authority of the First Amendment, he said that they will be taking a look at the language that Wallace uses in the video to see if it violates any codes under the student code, perhaps regarding harassment. Update March 19th: University officials said they would not discipline Wallace because her video was an exercise of free speech, not hate speech, and it didn't violate the student code of conduct. UCLA's vice chancellor for student affairs, Janina Montero, said in a statement that campus officials were "appalled and offended by the sentiments expressed in the video," but it did not seek to harm or threaten a specific person or group. However, Wallace said she has chosen to no longer attend classes at UCLA because of what she called the harassment of her family, the publishing of her personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community.
As a result of all the pressure building up, Wallace issued an apology, stating “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.” A subsequent Daily Bruin story indicates Wallace has received death threats and has been advised by police to consider rescheduling her final exams.
It's more than just an "apology"; it's an abject surrender, but she's not as experienced in fighting against forced diversity as those of us who are White racialist activists. So we can cut her some slack, because she's now crossed the Rubicon. She has experienced the enforcement side of diversity first hand. Will the apology merely be a temporary tactical maneuver, or will it be a permanent and unnatural accommodation to forced diversity and multiculturalism? Perhaps the American Third Position Party ought to consider targeting the UCLA campus for a bit of their "outreach".
A discussion thread has finally been started on Stormfront; as expected, most people support Wallace, even if she isn't exceptionally polished, recognizing that she's a young White woman speaking out on a level comprehensible and approachable to her peers. Additional support for Wallace has been posted on the Vanguard News Network Forum. This gal is also getting a hell of a lot of support on The Blaze, a news website run by Glenn Beck.
According to HuffPo, in 2010, out of a total number 26,536 undergraduates at UCLA, here was the racial breakdown:
-- Black: 1%
-- American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0%
-- Asian/Pacific Islander: 38%
-- Hispanic: 15%
-- White: 34%
-- Race/Ethnicity Unknown: 5%
-- International: 4%
The 2011 percentages are said to be 37 percent Asian, 32 percent White, 16 percent Hispanic, and 4 percent Black.
A self-identified Asian defends Wallace on the LA Weekly post:
theheatles 57 minutes ago:
You know what....I'm asian, and I read through the comments before I watched the video. I fully expected myself to be horrified about her stupidity, and come back expecting to write something very harsh in response.
LAY OFF the poor girl. Two things were pretty bad: the "ching chong" impersonation, and the fact that it came so soon after the Tsunami's, but other than that, you are all clearly being way too harsh. She's an easy target because she's blond and fits the typical valley girl stereotype with her style of speaking....but what she is saying, that is, her message, is something that people should really listen to. She's talking about manners. Common sense. And while "American manners" may sound like a racist term, there's actually a lot of validity to it.
Fortunately, I've travelled a lot in my young life...and one thing that you always try to do as a foreigner, is to research and find the common values and mannerisms in the host country you are visiting. I think this girl has a very valid point: people that come here, need to abide by common decency...such as not talking out loud in the library on your cell phone.
And people that are judging her based on this 1 minute rant alone are guilty of the very same prejudices that you are accussing her of.