UCLA condemns video criticizing Asian students
UCLA officials are condemning a video making its way around the Internet that shows a white UCLA student criticizing the behavior of Asian students.
The video has generated criticism on campus and a university spokesman said officials were looking into the matter.
"We've seen the video and it includes comments that we find offensive," spokesman Phil Hampton said. "They are contrary to the values of UCLA."
In the video, the female student, Alexandra Wallace, complains about the manners of Asian students, among other things. An excerpt:
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.
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