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What if the Anti-Asian UCLA Girl had Ranted about Arabs?

Alexandra Wallace

So by now, most of you have seen the now viral youtube video of Alexandra Wallace, a UCLA student, ranting about Asians:

Here’s a transcript for those of you who can’t stand her voice:

Okay, so here at UCLA it’s finals week.

So we know that I’m not the most politically correct person so don’t take this offensively. I don’t mean it toward any of my friends I mean it toward random people that I don’t even know in the library. So, you guys are not the problem.

The problem is these hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year, which is fine. But if you’re going to come to UCLA then use American manners.

So it used to really bug me but it doesn’t bother me anymore the fact that all the Asian people that live in all the apartments around me — their moms and their brothers and their sisters and their grandmas and their grandpas and their cousins and everybody that they know that they’ve brought along from Asia with them – comes here on the weekends to do their laundry, buy their groceries and cook their food for the week. It’s seriously, without fail. You will always see old Asian people running around this apartment complex every weekend. That’s what they do. They don’t teach their kids to fend for themselves. You know what they don’t also teach them, is their manners.

Which brings me to my next point. Hi, in America we do not talk on our cell phones in the library. I swear every five minutes I will be — okay, not five minutes, say like fifteen minutes — 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… Over here from somewhere, “Ooooh Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong, Ooohhhhh.”

Are you freaking kidding me? In the middle of finals week? So being the polite, nice American girl that my momma raised me to be, I kinda just gave him what anybody else would do that kinda like, [puts finger up to lips in a “shh” motion]. “You know it’s a library, like, we’re trying to study, thanks!” And then it’s the same thing five minutes later. But it’s somebody else, you know — I swear they’re going through their whole families, just checking on everybody from the tsunami thing. I mean I know, okay, that sounds horrible like I feel bad for all the people affected by the tsunami, but if you’re gonna go call your address book like you might as well go outside because if something is wrong you might really freak out if you’re in the library and everybody’s quiet like you seriously should go outside if you’re gonna do that.

So, thanks for listening, that was my rant. I just — even if you’re not Asian you really shouldn’t be on your cell phone in the library but I’ve just never seen that happen before so thank you for listening and have a nice day.

The reaction to her disastrous video was quite amazing: the public was (rightfully) outraged, and went after her with pitchfork in hand.  The three minute rant ruined her reputation, her career, and perhaps her life.

My question is: what if she had similarly ranted against Arabs?  What if the rant had been not about Asians at UCLA but Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan?  What do you think would have happened?

*crickets chirping*

Yep, nothing.  Absolutely nothing.

Or if anything, maybe she would get a show on Fox News.

Alas, Arabs and Muslims face the last form of acceptable bigotry.

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4 Comments »

  1. really, i’m pretty sure arabs are asians. what continent do you put the arabian peninsula in? plus aren’t most muslims asian? so your “what if” makes no sense.

  2. I kind of agree with //mike. The title should be “What if the Anti-Asian UCLA Girl had ranted about Muslims” (Especially since this site is Islamophobiatoday)

    Her anti asian rants were definately geared towards East Asians with that stereotypical fake Chinese Language.

    If she ranted against Muslims and people who appear to be of Middle Eastern Decent, I doubt there would be nearly as much outrage in the US. Right now, the US is definately anti-Islam for no real reason. It’s a shame, though.

  3. You guys see Alexandra Wallace’s (racist UCLA girl) bikini contest entry? Look Swimwear hilariously singled her out added the text above her bikini entry. “Any views or opinions expressed by Alexandra Wallace are solely those of Alexandra Wallace and do not represent those of Look Swimwear LLC. and LookSwimwear.com”

    Awesome…….

    http://doodiepants.com/2011/05/18/racist-ucla-girl-video-rant-and-bikini-contest-fail/

  4. Just out of curiosity. Did anybody bother to check if her complaint regarding the library was valid. Or their family members at the dorm or apartment. I’m wondering if the truth enters into this anywhere or am I hearing the same old tired “racist” bullshit. From my personal experiance with those from south of the border I’d be inclined to agree with her. I’ve found “Mexicans” to be some of the most rudist inconsiderate people on the planet. They don’t care if their noise bothers you, their barking dogs, etc, etc, etc. and on and on and on. And speaking as a construction worker who has seen his pay go from sixteen to eight dollars an hour I could talk about that subject as well. So save the bullshit “racist” speeches.

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