Like most people, psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani has fantasies.
In April, she shared one with an audience at the Yale School of Medicine.
Perhaps you dream of winning the lottery; or sleeping beneath the Northern Lights.
Or going back in time to stop at least five of these 16 hairstyles:
— marguedes (@maguedes00) December 4, 2020
The doctor dotes on a different kind of bliss.
Her happy place: “Unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”
Call it a bold choice.
As reported by the New York Post, a web-published promotion of her appearance at the Child Study Center advertised “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind.”
Per the flyer, “learning objectives” would include:
- Set up white people’s absence of empathy towards black rage as a problem
- Understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.
Purportedly, Aruna opened her talk thusly:
“I’m gonna say a lot of things, and it will probably provoke a lot of responses, and I want you to just maybe observe them in yourself.”
She went on to note that nonwhites experience “intense rage and futility” when trying to coach Caucasians on racism:
“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. It always ends that way, happens every time. Like a g-dd–n timer, you can count it down.”
And you know what makes her really angry? Being told to not be angry.
“Nothing makes me angrier than a white person who tells me not to be angry, because they have not seen real anger yet.”
Aruna recalled how, “around five years ago,” she “systematically” removed most white friends from her life.
“Once I started, I couldn’t stop. … It was also a public service.”
The mental health professional then nodded to nirvana.
Like Calgon, let this one take you away:
“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—–g favor.”
Better than the hairstyle thing?
From the sound of things…
“White people are out of their minds, and they have been for a long time.”
Apparently, the pale among us color themselves bullied:
“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.”
“We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath,” she said.
And who, really, are these white people?
The doctor detailed her diagnosis:
“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’re masked and mixed up:
“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.”
Perhaps you’ll soon have access to the video:
This is Dr. @aruna_khilanani. She needs help putting pressure on Yale to release her public talk on race. What was originally meant to be open was quickly vilified and suppressed. Apparently BIPOC academics have no business examining white mind critically in relation to race pic.twitter.com/m86ifzYC6t
— Des🌹 (@desidaze) May 21, 2021
Meanwhile, for those of you in need of a psychiatrist, Aruna’s website states her specialty: “marginalized identities.”
Turns out she loves people:
My background is literary, and I have a love of stories, people, and immersing myself in other worlds. I majored in English at the University of Michigan, and completed a Masters of Humanities at the University of Chicago focusing gender theory, race theory, African American Studies, Embodiment, Post Colonialism, Sexuality, queer theory, Culture, South Asian Studies, and Marxism.
I have a high level of expertise in seeing both the conscious and unconscious structures of racism/sexism/ homophobia/classism that would allow a real safety in treating marginalized groups who may want to change aspects of themselves, and struggle with or be curious about questions around their identity. They haven’t felt safe to explore these questions for REAL reasons including the onslaught of unrecognized racism/ sexism/classism in a world that they face on a daily basis, and the long dirty history of psychiatry and psychology in pathologizing marginalized group by not accounting for aspects of differences in experience, and dismissing differences in how different people are treated as “fantasy” or worse yet, blaming them. To every person, who has been harmed by psychiatry or psychology, I would like to extend an apology. Enough is enough. It’s time.
Speaking of, it’s a good time to be warring against “structures.”
Aruna’s in good company:
American Psychiatry Association Condemns the 'Structural Racism' Murder of George Floyd
— RedState (@RedState) May 27, 2021
The audio of her talk can be found here.
For the crazed among you looking for something sane, the doctor is in.
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