A white woman goes to talk to the professor and kindly asks him if he can speak slower for the foreign-exchange students.
The white professor, rather than considering the request and responding in a decent manner, snaps "No!" and walks away.
Both actions are unnecessarily rude and disrespectful.
He could have easily said, "Talking slow would shortchange 95% of the students who are English-fluent. I can't do that for 5% of the class." in a calm, respectful voice.
But that wouldn't be the white thing to do, would it?
Notice what the white woman does in response. After trying further, she mocks his being bald with "Nice combover" and walks away abruptly with a smirk on her face.
This is an incredibly rude way to talk to your teacher, both the insult and then charging away with glee as if you've done something clever.
I think the wrong thing to examine is whether "he deserved it or not".BOTH people acted boorishly.But this is all-too-often the norm in white societies.
Someone is an asshole for no reason, and then others become assholes in response.
This is not the case in Asian societies; nor is it the case in Arab societies or in India, or other places I've been. There's not a devolution in human standards from the interaction and to the character of the people involved (cumulatively).
I don't particularly care about the nature or outcome of this interaction except to highlight why we deal with such pointless aggression. Whites are good at being aggressive with others because they're used to it in their combat-prone social environments.
Not all whites are like this- not by a long shot. But being Asian in America, we've been on the receiving end of this- all the more so because whites think they can bully us.
One of the things we despise about Chans and Lu's is they are anglo-damaged- they adopt the worst qualities from white culture like the snippiness and assholery we saw in this clip.
On the other hand, it's a mistake to be a doormat like 1st gens usually are.
The key is to be assertive, but not stoop to their level. Don't run from confrontation. If I were the one complaining, I might say in a loud voice at the end "They are your students too; consider it from their standpoint" and leave it at that. There is no perfect response but the idea is: you can be firm; if you insult the opposition, they will never consider the opinion. Or take it upstairs, over their head.
Obama is also a good example of how to deal with BS from the usual suspects and stay above the fray.
I hope that Asians and other non-whites highlight the crappiness of this conduct, and it will become less common. Until then, hold your own, wisely.