Racism at Yale 2021

 

Yale, which protects its fragile students from dead white authors and offensive Halloween costumes, nevertheless featured a psychiatrist lecturing at Grand Rounds of her fantasies “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, wiping my bloody hands, like I did the world a [expletive] big favor.”

Grand Rounds is an educational presentation by which teaching hospitals augment routine clinical training with presentations of unusual cases or medical advances. It’s not a political forum nor a venue to permit social causes.

Yet Dr. Aruna Khilanani, a New York psychiatrist, gave a widely-advertised speech on “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind.” “There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil” she informed the assembled doctors-in-training.

She backed up her opinions by “taking some actions. I systematically white-ghosted most of my white friends” including some “white BIPOCs.” Talking to white people is a “waste of time. We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks they are saints or superheroes to accept responsibility. It ain’t going to happen. They have five holes in their brain.”

We’re well aware that there are bigots with pathological tendencies from both political extremes out there. Until now they haven’t been featured in legitimate academic settings. Not only that, her lecture was well received in some quarters.

A Yale psychologist pronounced her talk “absolutely brilliant.” A woman thanked the doctor for “giving voice to us as people of color.”

Dr. Khilanani was given space in the Washington Post to explain that any negative reactions were mistaken. She simply was concerned about “minority mental health.” She hoped to stimulate “more serious conversations about race,” rather remarkable considering she had just claimed reasoning with whites was impossible due to their inherent evil.

After some faculty members expressed concern, the medical school leadership allowed that “the tone and continent were antithetical to the values of the school.” Their response was to limit access to the lecture video to members of the Yale community.

But their concerns were primarily with the vulgarity and lack of respect in the speech. They never apologized for or condemned the speech, instead stating that the School of Medicine doesn’t condone violence or racism. Which is nice.

To Dr. Khilanani “this was “suppression of my talk on race.” But she made an obvious point. Yale should not claim surprise because “they knew the topic, they knew the title, they knew the speaker.” Exactly. They bought it, they own it.

The doctor is hardly a lone wolf. A paper accepted by the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association instructed that “whiteness is a malignant, parasitic-like condition that renders its hosts’ appetite voracious, insatiable and perverse” and to which white people have a particular susceptibility.

Corporations spend millions demanding their employees accept that they’re secret, unacknowledged bigots. School children are called-out and demeaned simply for belonging to the wrong race.

Yet in spite of all the provocation to hate raining down from the cultural heights, America is not a racist nation. Look around you. Of course, there’s racism (see above). But normal Americans today bear no ill will personally to people of other races and accept them implicitly. Racism doesn’t drive policymaking. Judging people on the basis of their skin color is considered unacceptable by most of us.

Even though America is the least racist nation on the planet, it’s still a work in progress. But among the woke population, emerging voices are urging an ethos of resegregation. The renowned “anti-racist” Ibram X. Kendi openly teaches that “the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.”

Free Americans have traditionally favored the opposite, liberal mindset of Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, and MLK , urging true equality and comity among the races. Chief Justice John Roberts expressed this ethos in his opinion that “the way to stop racial discrimination is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

It’s time for choosing. Roberts and Kendi can’t both be right. Hopefully, Americans will decide to work together for a future of yet greater equality and opportunity.

We can’t afford to lose the progress we have made. Bigotry is not OK, no matter what.

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  1. Jim McConnell Member
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    You are right, of course.

    But I don’t believe it serves any purpose to attempt to argue or debate with people like Dr. Khilanani. They aren’t interested in a discussion; they only want a platform from which to broadcast their hatred of our society.

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  2. Aaron Miller Member
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    Tom Patterson: Yet in spite of all the provocation to hate raining down from the cultural heights, America is not a racist nation. Look around you. Of course, there’s racism (see above). But normal Americans today bear no ill will personally to people of other races and accept them implicitly. Racism doesn’t drive policymaking. Judging people on the basis of their skin color is considered unacceptable by most of us.

    This estimation is at odds with everything else you said. Our governments give preference to some races by way of Affirmative Action. Our politicians preach hatred of whites. Our universities teach hatred of whites. Our corporations require such indoctrination for continued employment. 

    And that’s before considering the hatred of traditional beliefs or politics that has also been accepted into regular public expression. 

    This is what comes of tolerating evils under a false pretense of freedom. This is what comes of multicultural refusal to draw distinctions and to sanction misbehavior. In fear of being falsely accused, we ceded the public square. Now it belongs to Jacobins. 

    We must advocate mercy and equal application of law, as Martin Luther King did (contrary to the behavior of many who applaud him today). We must also call out wicked behavior worthy of shame. Justice is not possible without truth and courage.

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  3. Aaron Miller Member
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    Racism on the left is so extreme and senseless today that even they can’t satisfy the standards. 

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  4. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    I’d ask the sciencey perfessor to read up on wars in Africa and  Asia in the past 500 years or so, and determine from those readings whether or not racism is confined only to white people.

    I’ll wait for her response.

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  5. JoelB Member
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    Apparently this psychiatrist cannot get the recognition she craves through the quality of her research or practice and so seeks notoriety through making shocking statements. She would not last long at a real job outside of academia.

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  6. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    May I offer a slightly different opinion?  From my personal blog.

    The Endgame.

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  7. Aaron Miller Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    May I offer a slightly different opinion? From my personal blog.

    The Endgame.

    Like communism makes most poor and powerless except for a handful of oligarchs, so the racism of Democrats today attacks most whites but excuses party leaders and CEOs. 

    Democrat leaders have no idea the dangers they are sewing. Dictators can keep the tribal hatred focused on party opponents by ruthless force. But this is still a representative democracy, however corrupt, which leaves the hatred they enflame to run wild. That’s why I keep referencing the Jacobins of revolutionary France. 

    We already see examples of leftists eating their own. We have already seen them threatened by their own mobs. Democrats are creating monsters they can’t control. Yes, Critical Race Theory lays a foundation for institutional racism. But it also trains a culture of resentment, envy, and rage that will foster rampaging mobs.

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Free Americans have traditionally favored the opposite, liberal mindset of Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, and MLK , urging true equality and comity among the races. Chief Justice John Roberts expressed this ethos in his opinion that “the way to stop racial discrimination is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

    It’s time for choosing. Roberts and Kendi can’t both be right. Hopefully, Americans will decide to work together for a future of yet greater equality and opportunity.

     

    We need to shame folks like Khilani and bar them from polite society. Reason and argument probably never that powerful of a human tool.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):
    We must advocate mercy and equal application of law, as Martin Luther King did (contrary to the behavior of many who applaud him today). We must also call out wicked behavior worthy of shame. Justice is not possible without truth and courage.

    I think that the left might separate from him in soon. 

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