Former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace made a rant against Asian students on campus went viral two years ago. She was criticizing the school for accepting “hordes of Asian people” and making discriminating remarks on them.
Appalled by the video, UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block issued a public statement, in which he wrote, “I believe that speech that expresses intolerance toward any group of people on the basis of race or gender, or sexual, religious or cultural identity is indefensible and has no place at UCLA.”
Block also echoed his statement in a video posted on the university’s website:
Wallace later quit school.
Last year, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that a journalism student wrote a column in Kansas State University’s student newspaper, criticizing the presence of international students at the institution has roiled the campus.
The student journalist at K-State said Chinese students were potential “enemies” and that public universities should not educate international students from countries with foreign policies unfriendly to the United States, according to the CHE.
Two days later, the author and the his editor issued public apologies. On the same day, K-State’s student-government passed a resolution, criticizing the article and affirming that the institution welcome foreign students.