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Opinion: Lack of Family Values Leads to Alexandra Wallace's Racist, Anti-Asian Rant

UCLA student Alexandra Wallace records a video placed on to YouTube outlining her frustrations.

In a video that's taken YouTube by storm, UCLA student Alexandra Wallace recorded her thoughts last Friday, explaining her frustrations with the Asian race.

Wallace complains that Asian students get help from their families. Her complaints lead back to her own neglect of family, or their neglect toward her:

"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 brought along from Asia with them, comes here on the weekend to do their laundry, buy their groceries, and cook their food for the week," Wallace said. "It is seriously without fail."

I don’t think the majority of Americans understand the closeness of family. Many of my friends I went to high school with were kicked out of the house when they were 18 and had to survive on their own. They were required to maintain jobs through school and live a fairly independent life probably before they were ready.

I find it interesting that Wallace would be annoyed by parents that come to visit their children on weekends. Is she more frustrated about parents doing all these things for their kids, or that her parents obviously don’t care enough about her to visit more frequently?

I think American family life is deteriorating, and families are not as close as they should be. This is an outcome of many things—the current economic recession doesn’t help the situation at all.  What compounds this issue is social media, changing and deliberately destroying family values and bonding.

I am American born but of Chinese descent. I will always consider myself American foremost, but within my culture, the family is always placed above all else.

JF March 19, 2011 at 09:15 AM
LOL. Wow, so hilarious. I'm so entertained and enthused by this entire comment section. Yes Ellen, Annie is Asian American. She wasn't really making fun of Asian accents :)
JF March 19, 2011 at 09:25 AM
Ladida, I don't know you but you have me CRACKING up reading your comments. "You have yellow fever." Poor Glen, I hope you find what you're looking for dude.
JF March 19, 2011 at 09:27 AM
Dear Glen, I think you just found your "spittin' game" life coach -- dmbmij #winning?!
Ashlee March 20, 2011 at 02:33 AM
Actually yeah, I see your point. Many people don't share her view. There are stupid people everywhere, tons of them. No matter how much you educate them, they'll remain dimwits. Sure they'll pop out good grades, but that doesn't say much...I dunno I think we should forget about her because she's some stupid whiner who caused a big scene and we're just adding to that by giving her publicity. There are a lot of programs at school nowadays that educate people on the importance of acceptance and such, but there will always be stupid, racist goons and there isn't anything you can really about that...
Jayne March 22, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Wow. I can't believe how many people actually care what this brainless idiot has to say about anything. I think those of you who are so angry give her way too much credibility. It makes me wonder why you are so defensive. I just dismissed her when I saw her the first time but now I wonder if she had a point along with her racist ramblings.

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