Alexandra Wallace Not Disciplined By UCLA, Leaving School
According to free speech advocates and some legal pros, UCLA was correct in the decision to not discipline student Alexandra Wallace for her controversial, three-minute, video manifesto about Asian students talking on cell phones in the library, reports LA Now.
An expert on the 1st Amendment, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh said "This woman expressed her opinion, an offensive opinion to be sure," notes LA Now, but did not harass anyone nor did she advocate violence. "Adam Kissel of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, agreed, adding students always have said nasty things about one another, but the Internet now allows everyone to see that." The director of the Asian Pacific Coalition student group believes Wallace should have been asked to take a history or ethnic studies class to expose her to other cultures.
Wallace, who reportedly had other racist rants in the works, announced she was withdrawing from UCLA, notes LA Now, "because of death threats and because she had been 'ostracized from an entire community.' "