Yale-Invited Psychiatrist’s Speech: 'Psychopathic Problem Of The White Mind' Talks Of Shooting White Folks In The Head

P. Gardner Goldsmith | June 8, 2021
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Someone ought to send a copy of Kasabian’s song, “You’re In Love With A Psycho” to the bureaucrats at Yale Medical School who invited Manhattan-based psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani to speak to its Child Study Center on April 6. Given the lovely title, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” Dr. Khilanani’s brilliant speech offered not only the typical tautological, closed-loop identity politics claim that white people are racist, they don’t realize it, and are incapable of seeing it without “help”, she also included in her claim about “Caucasian psychopathology” what some might, kinda, sorta, see as an indication of mental instability.

She talked about “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”

How sweet.

We’ll disregard her misuse of the word “that” for humans who should have the pronoun “who” used for them. There’s a bigger problem here, and it looks a lot like psychopathy on the part of Dr. Khilanani.

Curiously, it took a while for Yale to release the audio of the speech, but once Katie Herzog, of Common Sense With Bari Weiss (Substack) got a hold of it and released it on June 4, more than a few folks, including the New York Post, began to notice the love Yale showered on a possible psycho who claimed white people are psycho, but exhibited her own shockingly violent, sociopathic thoughts.

As Herzog notes:

A few weeks ago, someone sent me a recording of a talk called ‘The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind.’ It was delivered at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center by a New York-based psychiatrist as part of Grand Rounds, an ongoing program in which clinicians and others in the field lecture students and faculty.

And, indeed, Herzog noticed a few startling themes in Dr. Khilanani’s speech.

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.

That’s really pleasant. And not racist.


Then there’s the classic that, surely, folks will want to read to their kids:

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***ing favor.

Very, very classy, and it completely comports with her next accusation:

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

That’s right. See, not only does she know the “mind” of “white” skinned people, not only is that “mind” representative of all “white people” and believing so is not racist in the least, she can, in one breath, talk about her fantasy of plugging lead into a person’s head – sorry, a white person’s head – and, in the next breath, brandish the accusation that it’s white people, not she, who has a bit of a mental problem.

Makes total sense.

And, in case you were thinking that Yale was surprised by this, somehow waylaid and tricked? Herzog also obtained a copy of the poster for Dr. Love’s – er, Dr. Khilanani’s, sorry – speech.

In it, one of the standout objectives is:

Understad(ing) how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.

Yeah. This must have been a fun speech. Very down-to-earth and rooted in reality. Not crazy at all.

One wonders if anyone told Dr. Khilanini that she was speaking at YALE, a school founded in 1701 by Elihu Yale, who was not only a slave owner, he also was a slave trader in India, in the late 17thCentury.

Did she get paid for her speech?

Will she pay reparations if that was the case?

Frankly, it might be wise to steer clear of her, even if she wanted to hand out cash. She seems to have some deep-seated anger issues that are completely disconnected from reality.

And since the standard definition of “psychopathic personality” is“…an antisocial personality characterized by the failure to develop any sense of moral responsibility and the capability of performing violent or antisocial acts,” it sure seems like her speech reflects the kinds of problems she accuses “white people” of having.

And it sure seems as if the Yale big-wigs don't get it. After all these months -- and only after the public got wind of this incredible example of racism and aggressive fantasies -- on Monday, June 7, Yale issued a statement, seemingly to distance itself from the problem.

As one might expect, they made it worse. First, the administration claimed that after the speech, several Yale faculty members expressed "concern" over the content of the talk. The dean and deputy dean of the medical school consulted with the chair of the Ground Rounds speech series, reviewed the talk, and "found the tone and content antithetical to the values of the school."

Keep in mind, the TITLE of the speech was, "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind."

And the Yale administrators added:

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. 

In other words, they took action to try to prevent the public at large from seeing or hearing or reading the text of the speech. How strange... And, once the content of this screed got out, they issued this nonsensical CYA statement, which added:

To emphasize that the ideas expressed by the speaker conflict with the core values of Yale School of Medicine, we added the disclaimer: 'This video contains profanity and imagery of violence. 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.'

This is insulting. The title of the speech manifestly embraced racism. The subject of her speech was based on assuming all white people are psychopathic. Yale promoted the event and the speaker's agenda -- an agenda that also reflects broad racism -- in a poster, and yet Yale not only claims in this new "statement" that they decided to only allow attendees to see the video because they didn't approve of her dirty language, the administrators have the audacity to claim that the Yale School of Medicine does not condone racism against any group?

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The racist nature of Khilanani's speech from the start, because it WAS IN THE TITLE AND YALE PROMOTED IT. Now, they prevaricate, try to massage the reason why they attempted to keep the speech from getting out to be heard by the public, and continue to promote the fatuous claim that they don't condone racism.


Still no word from Yale as to whether they paid the angry psychiatrist for her "speech", or if a student group, or some other group paid her. But there's a phone number on their "statement" that some folks could call to ask, and to suggest that the Yale administrators change their hypocritical and beneath-contempt behavior.

Indeed, perhaps the Yale administration might want to end their love affair with psychopathy that goes back to the school’s founder, and stop posing as moral paladins, even as they knowingly invite caustic leftist chauvinists like Khilanini to spout such errant, obnoxious, self-inflated drivel.