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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

 

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Yale in damage control over ‘shoot white people’ lecture

New York psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani said her remarks had been taken out of context. Picture: Twitter
New York psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani said her remarks had been taken out of context. Picture: Twitter

America’s most exclusive university, Yale, has distanced itself from a guest lecturer who said she had fantasies about shooting white people.

New York psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani, in a lecture at Yale’s Child Study Centre titled The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind, said white people were “out of their minds and had been for a long time” in a lecture that supercharged the debate over far-left teaching in schools and universities.

“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 favour,” she told the audience of clinicians and child mental health experts.

Yale University said it “found the tone and content antithetical to the values of the school”, and restricted access to a video of the lecture.

“We ultimately decided to post the video with access limited to those who could have attended the talk— the members of the Yale community,” the university’s School of Medicine said in a statement.

Mike Huckabee, a former Republican governor of Arkansas, said Yale needed to “utterly repudiate it and apologise to every donor”.

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“This is mental illness to say you’d murder people in cold bloody and wipe your hands, even if said in jest,” he said. “To quote Jesus, physician heal thyself; here is a psychiatrist who is in desperate need of a psychiatrist.”

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Picture: AFP
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Picture: AFP

It comes as former president Donald Trump called for a ban on critical race theory in US schools, telling Republicans “at every level” to “move immediately to ban critical race theory in our schools”.

“And we should ban it in workplaces. We should ban it in our states, and we should ban it in the federal government, that it should be done immediately,” he added.

At least 16 states, including Arizona, Texas and West Virginia, have banned teaching of critical race theory, an increasingly influential set of ideas that stress systemic racism and argues against objective truth.

Referring to Dr Khilanani, Harvard historian James Hankins said: “What she said is straight out of critical race theory.

“They think if no one protests they must be agreeing, but universities aren’t debating societies; and most academics just want to get on with their work.

“It is, however, getting to the point where conservatives and even left-of-centre academics see this stuff as destructive and are speaking out.”

The once obscure ideology has become a major battleground in the cultural wars in the US, prompting parent groups to protest and even take legal action against boards of education.

The school board of the third-largest state, Florida, will on Thursday consider a proposal to put strict guidelines on the use of critical race theory, which encourages students to see life is an unresolvable struggle between blacks and whites.

In contrast, Washington State, a Democrat stronghold in the northwest, has mandated critical race theory training for its high school teachers.

Dr Khilanani said her remarks had been taken out of context and she “used provocation as a tool for real engagement”.

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