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A UCLA student’s video rant about Asian students is trending...and she’s left apologizing.
Alexandra Wallace pulled her video from the site, but not before the masses picked it up. Check out this snippet Slate posted:
"The problem is these hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year...Ohhh, ching chong ling long ting tong. Ohhh.”
According to the New York Daily News, the viral video hit the web the same day the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.
And now Wallace is being bombarded with threatening emails and phone calls. The junior Poli Sci major apologized in the school’s newspaper but-
- the Twitter world is still slamming Wallace for her rant.
But a Huffington Post writer argues- Wallace’s racist opinion should be protected, not punished.
“She's entitled to believe what she believes and to voice those beliefs. Just like all the Asian and Asian-American kids who'll make response videos mercilessly mocking stupid, overly bubbly California bleach-blonds with big boobs will be entitled to that.”
And an LA Weekly blogger suggests Wallace will be old news by the end of the week, but says her quote - “bimbo sensibilities” have led to some good in the meantime...
“...one clever responder to the vid that quaked a nation nabbed the best domain name ever...www.ohhhchingchonglinglongtingtong.com, plastered Wallace's own ridiculousness across a plain white T and put it up for sale, with all proceeds directed toward Red Cross Japan.”
As for Wallace’s education at UCLA, KTLA reports if the school finds she violated school rules, she could be expelled. But some classmates don’t think that’s necessary.
“The students we talked to aren’t pushing for punishment. They think public humiliation which has sent Alexandra into hiding might be exactly what she deserves.”
The Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA told the Daily Bruin the campus should respond with civility- not ignorance- and asks the university to punish Wallace according to the school’s conduct code.
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