UCLA undergrad Alexandra Wallace is getting pilloried after posting a Youtube video
of herself complaining about some of the diversity Asians bring
to campus, mostly in the form of bad cell phone manners [UCLA Student`s Video Rant Against Asians Fuels Firestom
, Ian Lovett, New York Times
, March 15, 2011].
The only thing I found objectionable about the video was Ms. Wallace`s blouse, which revealed a bit too much cleavage (Proper dress is a form of manners too). Also, the phrase "hordes of Asian people"
was not a tasteful choice of words.
Still, her overall point is an obvious one: It is a fact that some ethnic groups have worse cell phone manners than others. In my experience, Asian immigrants and blacks tend to talk loudly and often on their cell phones with zero consideration for other people. Whenever I take a train or bus, I try not to sit near any blacks or Asians because they spend so much time chatting on their cells.Amtrak
now has "Quiet Cars"
that prohibit cell phone use and allow for peaceful travel, in theory. Unfortunately, some people
can`t seem to follow this very simple rule.
Now itâ€s no secret that universities tend to have a lot of overly serious and humorless people who officially discriminate against whites
, while giving nonwhites a free pass to do as they like. Last year, Professor Kent Wong
held a raucous rally
on the UCLA campus in support of the DREAM Act. Wong told his supporters: "You will go on to become lawyers, teachers, doctors and members of the US congress to replace those old white men."
No racial sensitivity training required of Wong. But UCLA Chancellor Gene Block (firstname.lastname@example.org
) was quick to condemn
Alexandra Wallace for committing a thought crime
on Youtube. Whites are now a minority at UCLA
, as they are at UC-Berkeley
As whites become a minority on more campuses, how will they be treated? Not well if Alexandra Wallace`s experience is any indication. She has basically gone into hiding after receiving death threats
. The University is also considering disciplinary action
against her. Isn`t diversity great?