Angel Buechner of the Welfare Rights Committee, testifying in front of the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Reform Committee on House File 171.
House File 171 would make it so that families on MFIP could not have their cash grants in cash or put into a checking account. Rather, they could only use a state-issued debit card at special terminals in certain businesses that are set up to accept the card. The bill also calls for not allowing the debit card to be used across state lines.
Wanna know what I find as deplorable as her original video? This motherfucker, that’s what. There is “a lot of work to do” because someone threatened this girl? Not because she felt justified in her incredibly arrogant racist rant, not because she was obviously so secure in those beliefs that she put them on YOUTUBE, but because someone might have (note the “if”) threatened her? Of course death threats - IF they happened - are unacceptable, but to insinuate that’s where the “work” starts is infuriating and a big ol’ festering example of why the planet had to deal with Alexandra Wallace’s horseshit in the first place.
I third that.
Thanks for a differing perspective on this. I’ve talked to a couple of my friends who are Asian and one of them said the same thing. However, two others said it was offensive. So I haven’t had many people offer their opinions to me on her video.
I think your perspective would matter for sure. I think she made the mistake of stereotyping a group of people based on very limited experience, and to me, that’s still wrong. However, I am not Asian, nor Asian-American, and I’m not sure how my view would change if I were.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I appreciate you offering your perspective.
She’s so sincere it’s creepy. Well, thank Jeebus she’s not serious, and that’ll teach me to watch this shit at 2am. Thanks for letting me know!
She’s fueling her own hate train by putting this racist piece of garbage up publicly. Alexandra didn’t seem too mad to me actually. In fact, she seems to have made peace with her racism.
I’m not the commenter. I didn’t post it on YouTube. I’m not mirroring anything but public content she distributed. The internet is forever.
Sure, we’ve all flown off the handle. But we don’t all get dressed up, make-up on, and post a rant for the rest of the world to see. Most of us call a friend or write a sad poem in our journal and move on instead of stereotyping a whole region’s worth of people.
I’m not making the masses react. She is making the masses react, and they should. However, comments like what you’re referencing are not constructive.
I’m not doing this for the views. I’m not even sure how I’d get views off this when I am one of many who’ve posted this. Plenty beat me to it. I’m doing this to spotlight the disgustingly racist rant of Alexandra Wallace in which she mocks people for having family and flippantly dismisses them for checking in on loved ones after the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan.
She didn’t ignore her better judgment for “just a second.” It probably took her a little bit to make it. She looks like she may have even gotten a little dolled up for the occasion. It takes at least 10 minutes to upload a video. In those 10 minutes, she could have thought about what she said. She could have clicked “cancel upload”. After she made it, she could have said, “Okay, I feel better” and not posted it. She obviously knew what she was saying was offensive, or else she wouldn’t have qualified her comments with the statements about how she didn’t want to offend *her* Asian friends, just some Asians in the library.
What makes me better than that is that I don’t post racist rants stereotyping a whole group of people based on anecdotal experience and limited encounters. I don’t make light of a tragedy where thousands have died because someone concerned may have interrupted my deep study.
To answer your last question, yeah, there’s a bit more hope for humanity when people like Ms. Wallace learn responsible use of a webcam.
I have not seen anything about a response. The problem with responding to it is that if she made this video on her own, there’s usually little a school could do without violating the first amendment. However, if UCLA has some kind of regulation against racism, etc, then she may have violated it.
I imagine the school disapproves, but there’s little they can do about it right now. It”ll be interesting to see if there’s anything that will come out of it.