Racist rant on YouTube video criticizes Asian students at UCLA

For using cell phones in library

UCLA students and faculty are lashing out a YouTube rant blasting the school's Asian population.

The video was posted by a student identified as Alexandra Wallace.

In the clip Wallace uses a fake Asian accent while criticizing Asian students for using their cell phones in the library.

More than 40-percent of the student population are Asian.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block issued a statement Monday saying Wallace's statements "do not represent the views of our UCLA community".

Wallace has issued a statement through the UCLA Daily Bruin campus newspaper apologizing for the video that reads in part:

"Clearly the original video posted by me was inappropriate... I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did and if I could undo it, I would," the statement said. "I'd like to offer my apology to the entire UCLA campus. For those who cannot find it within them to accept my apology, I understand."

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