Furor Over UCLA Student's Rant About Asians

March 15, 2011

A student at the University of California at Los Angeles posted a YouTube video criticizing Asian students for talking loudly in the library (in languages other than English) and for having family members visit them, among other issues. The video was removed (although a copy is now back up) and has prompted widespread criticism. UCLA's chancellor, Gene D. Bloch, released a statement and a video in response, sharply criticizing the ideas in the student's video. "I am appalled by the thoughtless and hurtful comments of a UCLA student posted on YouTube. Like many of you, I recoil when someone invokes the right of free expression to demean other individuals or groups," he said.

Following are the copy of the original video and a response from an Asian student at UCLA.

Copy of the original video:

And a response:

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