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.
154 thoughts on ““Unloading A Revolver Into The Head Of Any White Person”: Yale Features Violent, Racist Diatribe By Psychiatrist”
Her child’s babysitter ran out the front door in terror…
“You will do exactly what I say babysitter. They don’t call me Kihl a Nani for nothin'”.
There is garden-variety “homicidal ideation.” This is not that. This is “genocidal ideation.” If that’s not malpractice, then there is no such thing.
She should be stripped of her license to practice. U Chicago and U Illinois-Chicago should revoke her degrees. She should be unequivocally denounced by the APA.
Anything less than a total annihilation of her ability to practice psychiatry is aiding and abetting a vicious evil.
absolutely agree Sam…I was a dentist for 43 years…this person should have every license and degree removed…let them work at digging ditches or better yet do into the Army and serve on the front lines…that will straighten her out.
“She should be stripped of her license to practice.”
Of course she should be. But they won’t even touch that thought with a ten foot pole. She’s an untouchable.
Also, seize the endowments!
It is extortion what these schools bill students for a class.
Jonathan: For those of your followers who are still in denial about how genocide and racism played a prominent role in shaping US history they should look to what happened in New Mexico, the territory and then the state. as a case study. Everyone knows about how the Spanish conquistadores either killed or brutally subjugated Native peoples. In later years after the Civil War Union troops conducted a scorched earth policy against Native-Americans in the Southwest. In 2020 protesters tore down a 152 year old obelisk in Santa Fe Plaza dedicated “to the Heroes who have fallen in various battles with savage Indians…” In the 1970s one person scratched out the word “savage”. It took another over 50 years before the obelisk was taken down. White New Mexicans, still in denial about their real history, were outraged by the destruction of the obelisk especially after 7 of the 8 protesters were sentenced to no jail time last month. This incident echoes what has happened around the country. Many statues and monuments to the symbols of the Confederacy and slavery have been removed or torn down. But many white Republicans objected. Trump, the GOP’s face of racism when he was in power, was particularly vociferous in his opposition to the removal of Civil War statues. He also led the effort of his administration to prevent the teaching of “critical race theory”, or anything resembling it, in public schools. So he launched a Commission to promote “Patriotic Education” because he said: “…teachers focus on slavery has taught children to hate their country”. Republican controlled states have followed up this year by passing laws to prohibit the teaching of how racism and genocide have shaped this country. They want to keep kids from learning the truth. This effort by right-wing Republican comes at a time when polls show over 80% of parents support a school curricula that teaches the history of racism in this country.
The GOP has lost the effort to de-legitimize the Biden administration. Biden’s policies on handling the coronavirus, addressing infrastructure and climate change, expanding broadband, childcare, etc., are widely popular. The GOP has no actual proposals to move the country forward. So it is trying to change the conversation by focusing on the “culture wars” like fighting against attempts to address continuing racism in this country. And you are contributing by supporting the false claim that recognizing white privilege is itself “racist”. It won’t work because the truth will ultimately prevail.
“80% of parents support a school curricula that teaches the history of racism in this country.”
There is a difference between the teaching of critical race theory and racism. I believe in teaching about racism. CRT is racism.
Oh please, CRT is just Maoist class warfare ideology adapted to US conditions. CRT has substituted race for class, since it’s usually very hard to play the race card in China where the population has always been 95% + Chinese.
Meanwhile, back in the fact based world, proportionally, black on white violence is much more common and black hate crimes are much more common against all types of people. Facts should matter at some point…
Just because you have an education does not give you the right to inflame college students with some ridiculous narrative. I was at their age once and I fortunately had fantastic teachers who helped guide me in the right direction but I never had one ever say I often think about loading my gun and killing white people. My education was small religious schools. Looking back I feel very fortunate. The US today is very sick and full of evil people. I don’t know if the US can be fixed. My big worry is the younger generations who seem to be offended so easily, want everything free, no respect for their parents, no respect for us old folks, and worst of all no work ethic.
A loud Amen! to your entire post! When I look around at our future leaders, I’m deeply concerned too. And our supposed “leaders” don’t give a flying flip about anyone but themselves.
Nazi Germany didn’t start sending Jewish people to concentration camps, and making lampshades out of them, right off the bat. It took years of state, school, and media propaganda to normalize the dehumanizing of Jewish people, to get to that point.
And here we are again, dehumanizing and targeting an entire race of people, while Liberal elites nod their heads sagely that some are just born bad based on how they look. Maybe, if the white elites condemn other whites, they will escape persecution.
It’s stupid to keep repeating glaring mistakes. History is absolute on the consequences.
There is a notable trend in which the Left is routinely guilty of what they accuse conservatives, or whites in general, of doing.
Khilanani said, ““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.”
Her own rhetoric applies to herself. She appears to be incapable of dealing with her own racism, and refuses to admit she’s a racist.
This woman has a problem. She needs to be referred to psychiatric help. Is anyone going to be surprised if she kills someone?
Yale requesting her presence offers a window into its values. Yale, therefore, should be looked upon as an institution that is racist and bigoted against white students and faculty. If it had asked a KKK Grand Wizard, to “decode blackness”, there would have been riots, probably nation wide.
There is value in speaking with most anyone. Journalists and psychiatrists have interviewed serial killers, offering insight into the psychopathic, antisocial mind. But if a university invited a serial rapist, out on parole, to speak on women’s place in society, its judgement would rightfully come in question.
This wasn’t a panel discussing the normalization of racism against whites, in which case Khilanani’s presence would play a part. Rather, by inviting her to speak on whiteness, the university implies that she reflects its views.
Parents, do something about this other than complain. Conservatives, DO NOT send your children to any woke university. You did not spend years saving for your child’s college education just to send them somewhere to be taught racist ideology against whites and Asians.
Black and Latino parents, do all you can to protect your children against this propaganda that they are born oppressed, and whites are born oppressor.
These people are scary. Unbalanced, racist, and with dark fantasies of racist violence.
Well, Doctor, if you ever decide to act on your impulses, I’d suggest you start with me. You may have a little problem on your hands, though, so I’d suggest you make your first shot count: I’m always armed, and I never miss.
I was about to say the same thing . Bet she wouldn’t know which end of the gun the bullet comes out . I like you am here and volunteer m services to allow her to try .
It doesn’t appear you want a rational discussion of the history of racism in this country and how it still affects so many aspects of our lives. So you attack anyone who is willing to acknowledge their own white privilege. In particular you attack Elie Mystal, a black writer. You say people like Mystal express “anti-white sentiments” or “violent and racist ideations”. Mystal’s piece in The Nation (“The Miseducation of White Children”, 6/3/21) puts the lie to your characterization of what Mystal is saying about race and racism. Mystal is not “anti-white”. His complaint is against the “conservative political project” that uses “critical race theory” as a pejorative to attack all attempts to educate kids about the racist history of our country. . Mystal calls the CRT controversy: “a fake controversy ginned up in some Republican laboratory studying which combination of words makes white people frightened…It is always important to them [conservatives] that white children are kept ignorant about the details of how white people came to enjoy such power and wealth in a land they ain’t from. Keeping white kids dumb is as American as apple pie”. Mystal mentions that he was in his thirties before he learned about the 1921 Tulsa white racist massacre in which hundreds of Black citizens were killed and thousands were left homeless in the Black neighborhood of Greenwood. Only now has the Biden administration officially recognized that 100 year old black mark in American history. Even today this white terrorist act is not taught in many school districts. As an old guy with long teeth I can attest to how kids of my generation were never taught about Tulsa or other important events in American history. I was well into my forties before I learned about Tulsa. As a kid I was taught the sanitized version of American history, i.e., about how whites founded and developed this country like Washington, Madison, Jefferson, the Wright Bros., etc. The history of how Black people, even in slavery, helped to develop and defend the country were hardly mentioned. The racist educational system was reinforced by Hollywood and in the media. So it’s no wonder that white kids know very little about the real history of this country. It’s important that white kids learn this uncomfortable part of our history. That is why Mystal says his and other Black kids are more educated about racism than are their white counterparts. Do we really want to keep white kids in the dark? Truth is always better than denial.
But white conservative Republicans are trying to drown the baby in the bathtub. They don’t want kids to learn the truth. In states like Texas, the GOP is banning any teaching of how racism played an essential role in the history of the country. They call courses vaguely resembling CRT theory as an attempt by “liberal” teachers and school districts to implant “Marxist” ideas in young school children. And you are contributing to this conservative effort by attacking writers like Mystal. Another commentator on Mystal’s piece in The Nation went so far as complain that Mystal presents a “false binary” of trying to divide slaves from the slave owners. Wow! He says that people like Mystal “refuse to acknowledge…that this country has done more in the last 200 years to set people free from chains and oppression of all sorts than any country in world history”. This is a guy who definitely n denial and wears his racist views on his sleeve! Your academic criticism of Mystal, and others like him, is more nuanced but amounts to the same thing. Perhaps, you could benefit from an advanced course in CRT because you are definitely still in denial.
Today our youth have difficulty figuring out when the Revolutionary war took place, so, understandably, they may lack an understanding of Tulsa. I agree that more emphasis needs to be provided regarding the history of the nation and racism, but today’s efforts to erase MLK and character over color are horrid.
You do realize that the Tulsa massacre was Democrats, killing black Republicans. In fact the history of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow, is the history of the Democratic Party. As long as today’s Democrats refuse to accept the full blame for centuries long oppression of marginalized people, they can’t ever be taken seriously. I’m not even sure why there is still as Democratic Party. They can never wash out the racist blood stains of their murderous history.
THIS historical truth is the ‘Critical race theory’ that should be taught in schools, not the lies they are trying to get away with.
A lot of white people bled out their white privilege dying to help free the slaves, easily as many who bled theirs out to keep slavery going in this country. That little fact seems to escape you and the other proponents of CRT, which is just repackaged racism.
Meanwhile, human slavery still goes on in other nations. But by all means, focus your energy on the one that tore itself apart for a time to get rid of it. And remember, it was the Democrats who wanted slavery in this country to stay legal, and it was from the Democrats that the KKK was formed to enforce racist policies, including the Democrats’ Jim Crow Laws. The first politicians in this country who were not white were Republicans. Maybe you need to actually study some history before rewriting it.
“It doesn’t appear you want a rational discussion of the history of racism in this country . . . ”
By CRT’s own premises, a “rational discussion” is impossible.
Exhibit A to those who claim black racists aren’t real. Wonder how many white audience members had the guts to walk out and how many stayed and applauded?
Oh and thank God for the Second Amendment.
She isn’t Black.
She is not white either.
mespo’s comment, “Exhibit A to those who claim black racists aren’t real,” was about Blacks.
According to you, what race is she?
Her parents are from Pakistan so she is probably a mix of Eurasian, East and South East Asian and potentially South Asian: interesting DNA info here:
I would find it quite humorous if she has a high mix of Eurasian which would mean she has a European ancestry as well….
If I ever have thoughts about assassinating all the people that have offended me, do you think Dr. Khilanani can help me? She seems so understanding.
Lol. You made me spill my OK.
To what degree have people really gone loony tunes and to what degree is all this sort of stuff propaganda?
This is getting to be a little too Onion-ish.
Prairie….a little too Onion-ish?
Yes, it does have that a peel.
“Yes, it does have that a peel.” 🙂
“Yale School of Medicine” speaker invitee:
“unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”
First, do no harm. Ah, irony.
THIS WAS A PROPOSAL FOR BLACKLASH AGAINST THE WHITELASH
“…unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”
– Dr. Aruna Khilanani
“This was a whitelash against a changing country.”
“It was whitelash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.”
– Comrade General Secretary Wannabe Van “The Man” Jones
Was His Highness and Eminence and Commander Van polite enough to ask Americans if they wanted their Constitution nullified and voided, if they wanted a “changing country,” or if they wanted invading foreign hyphenates “fundamentally changing” their country?
The “black” was not and never will be “the president” or a “natural born citizen.” Just like Joke Biden and Kamala “Empty Trouser Suit” Harris, he was ensconced by the communist Deep Deep State ruling class, which, at some point, will be demoted by patriots on the order of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Patrick Henry, John Jay, Nathan Hale et al. Modern American ideological theorists are presently very comfortable in their radio and TV shows and don’t really envision themselves being deployed in the field.
The “pain” will be orders of magnitude greater after the “lash” becomes a tsunami – after the entire welfare state is washed away and replaced by a constitutional and free America. Whatever will Van and his gang do without generational welfare, affirmative action, quotas, forced busing, minimum wage, rent control, food stamps, unfair “Fair Housing,” discriminatory “Non-Discrimination,” WIC, TANF, HAMP, HARP, HUD, Obongocare, SSI Disability, etc.?
If Van Jones’ population segment had been capable and foresighted, with even a scintilla of acumen, it might have merely copied the brilliance of the Israelite slaves who simply and rationally refused to continue to suffer the “pain” and were out of Egypt before the ink was dry on their release papers.
The Israelite motto:
Don’t Worry – Be Happy – Move to the Promised Land.
We’ll fix those pesky Egyptians.
We’ll leave ’em all alone here in Egypt.
Are Van Jones and his legions of parasites all masochists, or what?
“We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath.”
So, why does she go so deeply into talking about it?
Deep enough I would suspect that the lack of air would have rendered her unconscious by her second or third paragraph.
To Dr. Khilanani, I would point out that my race doesn’t need any lectures from a high caste South Asian about a social history tarnished with racism. Professor Turley is absolutely right about freedom of speech. Why doesn’t she go give a similar lecture against Muslim people in Pakistan, and see how that goes for her? Perhaps the nation we built based, however imperfectly, on the values and freedoms of the Enlightenment isn’t as hateful as she imagines.
It found a place for her to be prosperous. She should probably check herself into a psychiatric hospital so she can continue to enjoy the prosperity this country and its people she hates so much has given her without a thought as to her race (or, sadly, her thought processes).
The revolver is the giveaway. Dangerous people “unload” a magazine. Really dangerous “unload” a round to the chest and a round to the head. This lady is a blowhard, trying to get attention. It worked.
She is obviously very unwell and needs help. Why even debate the merits of her speech – it’s just more crazy talk.
Correct – we all should feel lucky we actually can’t read her mind.
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