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Alexandra Wallace complains about the manners of Asian students

Another racist rant video has gone viral and it’s not John Galliano’s. Alexandra Wallace, a political science student at the University of California Los Angeles, is under fire for posting an anti-Asian racist rant on YouTube where she complains about the manners of Asian students.

“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,” Wallace said.

In the three-minute video, Wallace mocks an Asian language and faults Asian students for talking on the phone in the library.

“I swear they’re going through their whole families just checking on everybody from the tsunami thing,” she said.

The video, titled “Asians in the Library,” has since garnered more than 1,000,000 views.

After being condemned by members of the UCLA community and supposedly receiving multiple death threats via e-mail and phone, Wallace contacted university police early Sunday evening and was advised to reschedule her exams after her class schedules and exam loactions were posted online, UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin reported.

On Monday morning, Wallace issued an apology:

“Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate. I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would. I’d like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand.”

UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Robert Naples said, “If she’s received a death threat, I find that as deplorable as her original YouTube video. If this is the response of students on campus, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

According to UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin, Wallace took the video down on Sunday. Still, it hasn’t stopped web vigilantes from re-posting, spoofing, even creating music video responses, to the now infamous video.

For more on this story, log on to Huffington Post and The Daily Bruin.

 

These are the photos of once a beautiful and progressive country, made terrible in just a few minutes..

Tsunami swirls near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

Residents walk through the rubles of residents collapsed by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged in tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

A map showing the location of a 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011

People who were left inside a building ride on a container as they are rescued in Kesennuma, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP / Kyodo News)

Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday. (Kyodo News)

A tsunami-drifted house, bottom right, sits on the debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011. (AP / Kyodo News)

Fishing boats get stranded on shore at Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts, Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

Shores are submerged in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, slammed Japan's eastern coasts Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

Earthquake-triggered tsumanis sweep shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News)

Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. (Yasushi Kanno / The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan reacts as he feels an earthquake Friday while attending a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo.

TOKYO— (UPDATE) Japan was hit by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, shaking buildings in Tokyo for several minutes and prompting a tsunami warning.

Japan’s meteorological agency warned that a tsunami as high as 20 feet (6 meters) could strike the coast near Miyagi, the one closest to the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and US state of Hawaii.

The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the meteorological agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and workers poured into the street for safety.

Footage on national broadcaster NHK from their Sendai office showed employees stumbling around and books and papers crashing from desks.

Several quakes had hit the same region in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude one on Wednesday.