We previously discussed the ongoing controversies over former Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee, who made highly unprofessional and sensational remarks throughout the Trump presidency. The school eventually got rid of Lee but seems to have found another even more controversial substitute as a speaker in psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani. The New York-based doctor was invited to Yale School of Medicine in April to deliver an address which turned out to be a violent, racist diatribe, including saying that she often thought of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”
The audio of the talk was placed on substack by former New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss. Khilanani previously complained that Yale had restricted access to her speech and demanded that it be made public. Yale Child Study Center Director of Medical Studies Dr. Andres Martin was listed as “course director” for the talk.
Khilanani launched into an attack of all white people as a monolithically ignorant, delusional, and hateful group. Early on, she offers a telling self-diagnosis: “We are calm, we are giving, too giving, and then when we get angry, they use our responses as confirmation that we’re crazy or have emotional problems.” She insisted “Nothing makes me angrier than a white person who tells me not to be angry, because they have not seen real anger yet.”
Khilanani then gives a chilling observation. After noting that she stopped watching news because it upset her too much, she noted “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 f–king favor.”
Khilanani encouraged the audience to stop speaking with white people because they have are incapable of dealing with their racism and refuse to admit that they are all racists.
“White people are out of their minds, and they have been for a long time … 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.”
Khilanani was brought in by Yale to share her thoughts on “decoding white people” and explain how white people are useless to speak to (despite the white people in her audience).
Khilanani is an example of a growing number of writers and academics spewing anti-white sentiments while dismissing any criticism as white insecurity or privilege. Elie Mystal, writer for Above the Law and The Nation’s justice correspondent, for example, lashed out at “white society” and how he strived to maintain a “whiteness free” life in the pandemic. A seminary professor recently publicly prayed “Dear God, Please help me to hate White people” and to overcome any lingering concern for them. Even students are voicing such views. We recently discussed a Miami law student writing about her “hate for white people.” It is not hard to imagine what would be the response if such statements were made about a different race.
I have long defended such statements as protected by free speech principles and I feel the same way about Khilanani’s speech. This is a viewpoint that should be discussed and debated. In the past, I have defended extremist views on academic freedom grounds lie those of University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, who has defended the murder of a conservative protester and said that he saw “nothing wrong” with such acts of violence. (Loomis also writes for the site “Lawyers, Guns, and Money.”) I have defended faculty who have made similarly disturbing comments “detonating white people,” denouncing police, calling for Republicans to suffer, strangling police officers, celebrating the death of conservatives, calling for the killing of Trump supporters, supporting the murder of conservative protesters and other outrageous statements.
I believe in largely unfettered free speech, particularly for statements made off campus or outside of a classroom. There is a value to having an open intellectual forum including extremist views like those of Loomis and Khilanani. The problem is that universities have shown little tolerance for opposing viewpoints and have often subjected faculty to investigations and sanctions for expressing their viewpoints. Students have also been sanctioned for criticism BLM and anti-police views at various colleges. Even a high school principal was fired for stating that “all lives matter.” Each of these controversies raise concerns over the countervailing statements against police or Republicans or other groups.
The problem is not the tolerance shown speakers like Khilanani but the intolerance shown opposing viewpoints. Indeed, it is rare for such conservative or libertarian speakers to be invited to these conferences or campus events. Yale clearly wanted to feature Khilanani and her “decoding whiteness” viewpoints. The question is whether it will now offer a speaker who will decode Khilanani and whether she is herself an example of violent and racist ideations.
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Professor Turley “There is a value to having an open intellectual forum including extremist views like those of Loomis and Khilanani. “
There is nothing”intellectual” about such speech, it is pure hate speech driven by a corrupt ideology.
Beside, are you free to make the EXACT same statements, but substitute black for white? We both know the answer.
Your comments are accurate and logical. But you must recognize that Professor Turley is a product of programming by Leftist Indoctrination Entities (or “LIEs” for short), which people still inaccurately call “colleges” or “universities.” Plus, Prof. Turley is employed by a major LIE, so he knows that he’s required to toe the line of the LIEs. Therefore, when one of Prof. Turley’s esteemed colleagues, like Dr. Aruna Khilanani, expresses the mandatory race hatred taught in the LIEs, he must reflexively leap to her defense, when there is no genuine defense to be made. And it’s only natural that Prof. Turley would mischaracterize racists as being part of “an open intellectual forum,” a statement of intellectual dishonesty in itself.
She’s following in the grand intellectual tradition of her inspiration and mentor, Madonna:
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have though an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
I have ‘splained to you before and I shall ‘splain to you again. There are no such things as colleges, universities, or high schools anymore, with incredibly rare exceptions. Nor are there any such things as newspapers or their modern equivalent anymore, with incredibly rare exceptions. They have been replaced by Leftist Indoctrination Entities (or “LIEs” for short). The population is being programmed by the LIEs as I write this. As the great American Writer Henry David Thoreau put it in his classic book Walden, “One [example] is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?”
Replace the words White with Black and change the name of the speaker to David Duke and the similarity of the two speakers will be revealed. Bigots white or black are still bigots regardless of their skin color.
This woman is a disaster waiting to happen and she’s recklessly encouraging others with murderous tendencies to act out their fantasies of murder. She’s the type that needs to be constantly surveiled by the FBI as a mentally unstable terrorists. Yale may well end up being sued into oblivion if anyone in her audience decides to take action based on her violent fantasies.
A man should be judged by the content of his character not by the color of his skin. Where have you gone Martin Luther King Jr. The nation holds its lonely eyes to you.
Oh well, just add her into the “Get up in their faces” uttered by Maxine Waters. “Go and peacefully protest” compared to “Get up in their faces” and “Unload a revolver into their heads”. Which of these statements are accepted by the Democrats. What Democrats have said that these statements are okay you ask? The same Democrats who have not spoken out in condemnation of such language. They like their Portland style of incitement to violence just fine.
OT but related: Biden helping terrorists rearm to in the near future exterminate Israel. It seems Biden doesn’t like blacks or Jews.
The Iranian regime is giving Hamas terrorists resources to produce “thousands of new rockets” in the Gaza Strip, according to a new report in Tehran’s state-controlled media.
…Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar also made clear during the weekend that the terror group plans to continue attacking Israel until the country gives up its land.
Iran is still using the billion and a half dollars given to them by Obama to buy rockets for Hamas. Joe Biden will soon be pitching in to help the cause.
Joe Biden already is pitching in to help. If Biden weren’t President there wouldn’t have been a war.
C’mon man. Biden gives to both sides.
You are right he gives to both left and right pockets and takes from China, Russia and Ukraine.
C’mon brother, can you spare a dime?
Like all professional wokesters, envy and narcissism are the primary drivers of her rage. It’s not white people’s fault that she can’t find a husband.
Proof of the accuracy of the saying that people who go into psychiatry are greatly in need of it.
With these statements she should not only barred from having a gun, but potentially placed on the no fly list.
She seems a great danger to society.
Agreed. Where are the red flag laws when you need them?
As for anger, she ain’t got shit on when middle class people decide theve had enough.
Turely’s “free speech” preening is now beyod absurd. He’s condoing overt race bating in a highly chared politcal atmosphere. Free soeech is only possible in a monoculture In a multi-cultural environment we all have to watch what we say.
What? In a diverse culture people aren’t allowed to say what they want? What kind of twisted logic is that?
“…highly chared politcal atmosphere.”
If that’s not on purpose, it’s an accurate typo.
“DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT SCARES YOU.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“…former Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee, who made highly unprofessional and sensational remarks throughout the Trump presidency.”
“…saying that she often thought of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”
– Professor Turley
Without unconstitutional generational welfare, affirmative action, quotas, forced busing, food stamps, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, HUD, illegal immigration invasion, unfair “Fair Housing” laws, discriminatory “Non-Discrimination” laws, rent control, minimum wage, Obongocare, SSI Disability, etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam, these hyphenate invaders would be appropriately deferential and respectful, and likely would have stayed home.
We don’t want their love.
We don’t want their respect.
We want their fear.
Incentives matter. Academia rewards persons with such viewpoints as noted here. When you feed beasts, expect to attract more beasts. But in some ways this seems a charade. Aruna Khilinani is not black but, judging from photographs, rather of South Asian Hindu heritage as her name suggests. Is not her “outrage” but an act? South Asians are rising in prominence across all aspects of American life. She seems nothing but an imposter, an opportunist mining the vein of hate that runs through Academia. Be Gone!
You never heard of performance art?
I wonder if Yale will invite the Westboro Baptist Church. It is Pride Month….
This person needs to be arrested now. Before she instigates more violence. She is pure evil.
I wonder how many gun-grabbers would accept the idea that all deadly weapons should be kept from this insane and hate-filled woman—or are they to be kept only from people who harbor “right wing” hatred?
We all know the answer: *her* hatred is entirely rational!
In a way, these extreme and emotional views – from both sides – will benefit all of us who believe in free speech. It will demonstrate that self-restraint is necessary by each of us.if our society is not to explode in violence. In fact, the irrational rants – from both sides – will show anyone who is sane that self-moderation of our speech is absolutely necessary for our survival.
The arrogance of most white people know no boundaries: Aruna was simply expressing her sincere pain, but not the same way a white person expresses pain when they are injured; the problem is MOST WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT BELIEVE BLACKS SHOULD BE ANGRY AT WHITE PEOPLE! I been white a long time, and I say she’s CORRECT – EXCEPT NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE AS SHE DESCRIBED..like me for example. In fact, her same diatribe neatly fits A LOT OF WHITE PEOPLE and how they feel about Palestinians. Racist whites literally control the Republican Party.
“The arrogance of most white people know no boundaries”
yes, i was impressed by aruna’s humility….
Ron Harold, you are white and she included you in her desire to kill white people. She doesn’t care about the content of your character, only about the color of your skin. She is a racist person of the left. You say that not all white people are as she described and then you say that Republicans are racist. You speak the same language that she does when you express your bias. You are of the same hate filled mold.
Maybe Harold should be first in line. That sounds just.
Only racists can conjure up arguments like yours.
May we end affirmative action, quotas, forced busing, minimum wage, social services, fair housing, non-discrimination, food stamps, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, HUD, HHS, Obongocare, etc. now?
Ron Harold (@citizenagenda)
Now watch the lefties become upset when someone follows this doctor’s prescription and unloads on her.
No doubt Yale will offer a speaker to, in your words “decode Khilanani “, JT. It won’t be from the list of candidates you promote at Fox though. Guess you’re just going to have to deal with that.
Is this supposed to be an argument against JT’s article?
You gotta hand it to Yale.
First they suppress publication of the Danish cartoons (in a book about the Danish cartoons) — allegedly on the grounds that their publication would stoke violence.
Then they host a talk by a creature who fantasizes about violence in the service of ethnic genocide.
Diversity [dogma], not limited to racism, breeds adversity in a Hutu vs Tutsi progressive state of retributive and redistributive change.
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