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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-11 09:45 PM
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UCLA will not punish student for anti-Asian rant
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Edited on Fri Mar-18-11 09:46 PM by The Northerner
LOS ANGELESThe University of California, Los Angeles, says it will not discipline a student who posted a web video tirade against Asian colleagues because her conduct was an exercise of free speech, not hate speech.

UCLA's vice chancellor for student affairs, Janina Montero, said in a statement on Friday that Alexandra Wallace's three-minute video did not violate the student code of conduct.

Montero says the video was misguided and disrespectful, but it did not seek to harm or threaten a specific person or group.

Wallace apologized for the video earlier this week in the campus newspaper.

In the video, Wallace complained about Asian students talking on their phones too loudly in the library. Although she took down the rant shortly after posting it Sunday, it had already gone viral on the Internet.

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  -UCLA will not punish student for anti-Asian rant The Northerner  Mar-18-11 09:45 PM   #0 
  - Alexandra Wallace Makes Me Feel Ashamed of America. How Pathetic....  NYC_SKP   Mar-18-11 09:50 PM   #1 
  - Does Rosie O'Donnell make you feel ashamed of America as well?  Rage for Order   Mar-18-11 10:03 PM   #5 
     - Indeed, Rosie O'Donnell and the television show also make me ashamed of America.  NYC_SKP   Mar-18-11 10:22 PM   #8 
     - delete  Iggo   Mar-18-11 10:35 PM   #10 
  - I know people want blood for her idiocy, but I'm glad. She was being extremely ditzy and insensitive  joshcryer   Mar-18-11 09:52 PM   #2 
  - God forbid people should learn that being a racist asshat can ruin their lives.  xphile   Mar-18-11 10:00 PM   #4 
     - Just WHEN does Free Speech become Hate Speech  AsahinaKimi   Mar-18-11 10:10 PM   #6 
        - I'm not arguing for Bill O'Reilly. Are you? n/t  xphile   Mar-18-11 10:21 PM   #7 
           - Absolutely not...  AsahinaKimi   Mar-18-11 10:57 PM   #11 
  - "She took down the rant shortly after posting it"  gratuitous   Mar-18-11 09:56 PM   #3 
  - If she had been mocking Jews or African-Americans, would UCLA & some people here would be as blas?  ClarkUSA   Mar-18-11 10:26 PM   #9 
  - If her name was Helen Thomas, some here would be praising her.  Dr. Strange   Mar-18-11 11:57 PM   #12 
  - Many on the left continue to excuse anti-semitism.  geek tragedy   Mar-19-11 11:23 AM   #15 
  - I've said this before, but the stuff she said id no where nere as bad as........  HEyHEY   Mar-19-11 12:35 AM   #13 
  - and they shouldn't since Wallace didn't directly harass a specific person  alp227   Mar-19-11 12:41 AM   #14 

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