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Psychiatrist Lecturing at Yale Talked About Fantasy of ‘Unloading a Revolver into the Head of Any White Person’


A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale’s Child Study Center spoke about what appears to be a dire hatred for white people. 

Titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” the speech was delivered by Dr. Aruna Khilanani as part of Grand Rounds, an ongoing program in which clinicians and other professionals lecture students and faculty. 

If the title wasn’t enough to shock you, these quotes are sure to do the job.

WARNING: Some of these quotes may be disturbing to read. 

“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.” 

“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****** favor.” 

“White people are out of their minds and they have been for a long time.” 

“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.”

“We need to remember that directly talking about race to white people is useless, because they are at the wrong level of conversation. Addressing racism assumes that white people can see and process what we are talking about. They can’t. That’s why they sound demented. They don’t even know they have a mask on. White people think it’s their actual face. We need to get to know the mask.”

The talk, which the psychiatrist delivered on a live stream in early April, was open to the public. However, after it was delivered, Yale made the tape available only to students with proper student identification.