NEW HAVEN, CT – A New York City-based psychiatrist shared some unsettling fantasies she had of killing white people while before an audience at the Yale School of Medicine back in April.
This psychiatrist was quite explicit in her animus toward white people, claiming that white people are tantamount to “a demented, violent predator”.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 4, 2021
Dr. Aruna Khilanani shared her racist vitriol on April 6th while speaking at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center.
Former New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss helped bring light to this disturbing event on her platform that was titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind”, which was promoted with the following flyer on Yale’s website:
Some of the quotes from this April 6th lecture by Dr. Aruna Khilanani shared the following racist rhetoric:
“This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil.”
Outside of claiming that there are no good white people, Khilanani shared her fantasies of murdering white people and walking away “guiltless” as though she did the world a “favor”:
“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a fucking favor.”
Ironically, this lecture was somehow meant to address racism. Instead, this lecture was overtly charged with blatant racism coming from the mouth of Khilanani.
Also, keep in mind: this woman is a psychiatrist – medically licensed in the state of New York.
Khilanani professed during this speaking event that discussing race issues with white people is a “waste of our breath,” alleging that all white people are inherently violent – almost by design:
“We are now in a psychological predicament, because white people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath.”
“We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall. It’s just like sort of not a good idea.”
This is YALE -I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless https://t.co/yUGqWCdH9X
— Jeffrey Sauter (@ClevelandJeff) June 5, 2021
Now, it is hardly shocking to hear that once Yale Medical School staff actually learned about the lecture delivered, they were not exactly thrilled about Khilanani’s racist and violent rhetoric.
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In a statement regarding the speech delivered by the racist psychiatrist back in April, the school noted the following:
“On April 6, a speaker who is not affiliated with Yale gave a Child Study Center Grand Rounds talk, with the provocative title “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind.” After the event, several faculty members expressed concern to the Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Academic and Professional Development and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion about the content of the talk.”
“Based on these concerns, School of Medicine leaders, including Dean Brown and Deputy Dean Latimore, in consultation with the Chair of the Child Study Center, reviewed a recording of the talk and found the tone and content antithetical to the values of the school.”
Yale Medical School officials decided to make the recording of the event only available to students from here on out, instead of typically making the lecture recording available to the general public, citing:
“In deciding whether to post the video, we weighed our grave concern about the extreme hostility, imagery of violence, and profanity expressed by the speaker against our commitment to freedom of expression. We ultimately decided to post the video with access limited to those who could have attended the talk— the members of the Yale community.”
The school also added that they in no way support any sort of violence or racism being directed toward a member of any group:
“Yale School of Medicine expects the members of our community to speak respectfully to one another and to avoid the use of profanity as a matter of professionalism and acknowledgment of our common humanity. Yale School of Medicine does not condone imagery of violence or racism against any group.”
Renowned author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson even weighed in on this debauchery served by Khilanani, simply writing the following on Twitter:
“Read it and weep. Grand rounds. Psychiatrist Yale. Say no more…”
Read it and weep. Grand rounds. Psychiatrist Yale. Say no more… https://t.co/l8C9ROGx9w
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 5, 2021
Bloomberg Opinion contributor Eli Lake also referenced the lecture delivered by Khilanani, referring to it as a modern-day endorsement of phrenology, which is a pseudoscience that was once practiced in the 1800s:
“Just a thought. If you are an academic lecturing on the ‘psychopathic white mind,’ you’re a con artist. There is no white mind or black mind. This is 21st century phrenology.”
Just a thought. If you are an academic lecturing on the ‘psychopathic white mind,’ you’re a con artist. There is no white mind or black mind. This is 21st century phrenology
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) June 5, 2021
Even Khilanani’s TikTok account bears much of this racist hostility toward white people – painting them as a monolith and alleging that certain conversational traits are exclusive to white people:
“I usually know when know when I’m talking to a white person because they’ll always attempt to invoke a feeling of pity in me. Apparently, this works amongst white people.”
“I don’t think that they get that my inter response to that is I’m trying to like pick them off like little leeches on me.”
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