UCLA Student’s Anti-Asian Rant Goes Viral On YouTube
WESTWOOD (CBS) — A UCLA co-ed is under fire after an anti-racist rant appears on YouTube.
Student and model Alexandra Wallace, who is self-identified on YouTube, posted a nearly three minute racist tirade against Asian students.
“Asians in the Library” features Wallace commenting on her fellow student’s use of cell phones in the library, saying, “I swear they’re going through their whole phone book, checking on everybody with this tsunami thing.”
The video goes on to show Wallace mocking an Asian accent and criticizes her fellow students’ lack of “American manners.”
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said he was “appalled” by the video and that the anti-Asian post “does not represent the views of our UCLA community.”
In a letter to the campus community, Block writes, “This one act certainly does not represent the views of our UCLA community. Our community is built on mutual respect and civility, and we are committed to fostering an environment that values and supports every member.”
Although Block did not address any possible discipline the student might face he did say,UCLA officials tell KCAL 9 that Wallace could face sanctions if they find that she violated UCLA’s University Code of Conduct.
“I believe that speech that expresses intolerance toward any group of people on the basis of race or gender, or sexual, religious or cultural identity is indefensible and has no place at UCLA,” said Block.