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March 16, 2011 8:59 AM   Subscribe

Racist rant goes viral: Asians in the Library. As the number of "international" students in the US continues to rise, Alexandra Wallace, a junior at UCLA, takes a moment to share some choice thoughts. “The problem is these hordes of Asian people that U.C.L.A. accepts into our school every single year, which is fine,” Ms. Wallace said in the video. “But if you’re going to come to U.C.L.A., then use American manners.”
posted by phaedon (24 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Okay, some random person said some stupid racist shit. Duly noted, probably not something that needs to be a metafiler post. -- cortex



 
That girl speaks Chinese as well as Rush Limbaugh!
posted by sonascope at 9:02 AM on March 16, 2011


Looks like someone's angling for a hosting gig at Fox & Friends.
posted by gompa at 9:02 AM on March 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


The problem is these hordes of racist shitheads that get into UCLA every single year, which is fine. But if you're going to be a racist shithead, don't post it on Youtube.
posted by kmz at 9:03 AM on March 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Atleast her ching chong ding dong skit was classy.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:03 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


“But if you’re going to come to U.C.L.A., then use American manners.”

*sits in chair by magazine rack, puts feet on table, pops open a 40 and starts munching doritos noisily*

"belches*
posted by pyramid termite at 9:04 AM on March 16, 2011 [9 favorites]


A college student in the midst of finals week does something stupid. She's a dumbass, but I think her apology was sincere, so I don't see a reason to rehash this here.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:04 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, she told you not to take it offensively. Sheesh.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:04 AM on March 16, 2011


American manners?
posted by zippy at 9:04 AM on March 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Indeed, they should have just gone one with their day calmly the way Americans did on 9/11.
posted by atrazine at 9:04 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh, i forgot -

"where's the goddamned TV?"
posted by pyramid termite at 9:05 AM on March 16, 2011


College juniors should be seen and not heard. Or really, not seen or thought about.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:05 AM on March 16, 2011


UCLA student newspaper's coverage (with updates) of the incident.
posted by ericb at 9:05 AM on March 16, 2011


I'm always fascinated by people who don't seem to understand that the internet is a global megaphone. Whether it's twitter or facebook or youtube or whatever. Just simply amazes me.
posted by hippybear at 9:05 AM on March 16, 2011


Also, why are we feeding this stupid thing here?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011


I haven't watched the video so I don't know the actual content, but I did read the NYT article and in that context calling to try to reach family members in Japan after the quake is understandable and falls under the extraordinary circumstances exception to good manners. However I wanted to add that Americans who travel abroad and expect the rest of the world to make accomadations to American sensibilities when abroad are usually refered to as 'UGLY AMERICANS' and derided, so expected foreigners to abide by local standards and manners is not, in and of itself, racist.
posted by bartonlong at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011


This is not the best of the web. A young, non-famous person said something offensive. Who cares?
posted by spaltavian at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011


It takes a peculiar intelligence to do something in such a way that it's going to follow you for the rest of your life. I feel sorry for folks like the Star Wars kid, who was thrust into net notoriety, but here is someone for whom lifelong notoriety is an act of volition. What did she honestly thing the upshot of this would be?

Hope you enjoy hearing about it 15 years from now when applying for a job, young lady. That's the future you have made fir yourself.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or that Google is your Permanent Record.
posted by entropicamericana at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011


Those are American manners.
posted by three blind mice at 9:07 AM on March 16, 2011


Fast-moving commentary regarding the incident is at UCLA Chancellor Gene Block's Facebook page.
posted by ericb at 9:08 AM on March 16, 2011


C'mon people! Cut her some slack! All the Asians are stopping her from having an epiphany!
posted by papercake at 9:09 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


What I find most annoying at libraries is the Adult Hide-and-Go-Seek Leagues.
Manners people!
posted by phirleh at 9:10 AM on March 16, 2011


Married and takes her husbands name within two years . . .
posted by geekyguy at 9:10 AM on March 16, 2011


Apparently she got to UCLA on a cheer-leading scholarship.
posted by delmoi at 9:10 AM on March 16, 2011


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