Dr. Aruna Khilnani campaigned for weeks at Yale to publicly release her talk on the race, but she probably anticipated a reaction to her fantasies of “putting a revolver in the head of any white person who comes my way.” was not imposed.
The Manhattan shrink was targeted across the internet, from health ratings websites to Twitter and TikTok, for her race-hate comments at the Ivy League Institute’s Child Study Center on April 6.
His lecture, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind”, not only included daydreams of white people being shot, but also dismissed the possibility that any of his targets might sympathize with people of color or racist. can understand. She said, “Addressing racism assumes that white people can see and process what we’re talking about.”
“We forget that talking directly about race is a waste of our breath,” Khilnani said in an incendiary speech. “We’re asking a paranoid, violent hunter who thinks they’re a saint or a superhero to accept responsibility. It’s not going to happen.
“He has five holes in his brain. It’s like banging his head against a brick wall.”
Khilani, who was not contacted for comment on Saturday, also said she would walk away from shootings like this “with a jump in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their mind and long.” for the time being.”
His remarks were made public on Friday. A Yale professor criticized her online.
“Racism expressed by Dr Aruna Khilnani…is very worrying and counter-productive,” posted Nicholas Christakis, a physician and professor of social and natural sciences at the Connecticut Institute. “Of course, as an invitee, he is free to speak on the campus. But his views should be outrightly rejected.”
That mild rebuke was beaten up on several health websites, including health grade, where some threw back her words in “One Star” reviews.
“Once I was in trouble with my teenage daughter, I made an appointment,” read one such ‘review’ on Saturday. “As soon as I walked in and saw I was white, he dropped a revolver in my head.”
On RateMD, she was called a “racist and killer of a declared future” and a “bigot, full stop”.
“Those who hate him as much should not be allowed to practice,” said another, one of several calls for his medical license to be revoked.
This would require investigation by the state’s Medical Conduct Program. It is unclear whether allegations of racism will meet the criteria set out on the state’s Department of Health website, which states “complaints about a physician’s communication skills, attitude or bedside manner do not generally fall within the jurisdiction of the board.” Huh,”
Continuing posters on Twitter and TikTok, Khilnani went silent on social media as her speech was blown away posted on substack The online forum of former New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, with an interview with Khilani hosted by author and podcaster Katie Herzog.
Comments from NYU- and Columbia-trained psychiatrist and psychologist contradicting statements on his website About his reception practice. There, she issues a call to “outsiders”, promising her office as a “rendezvous” and “a humble sanctuary for all kinds of people”.
“Whoever you are, and wherever you come from, our world is better because of you,” she says on the site. “Orthodox, Liberal, Old, Young, Blue, Black, Cis, Trans, Asian, Fat, Thin, Rural, Urban, B-baller, International, Ex-Pat, Rapper, Queer, White, Muslim, Biker, Rocker, Lax Sportsmen, atheists, Trump supporters, Darwinists, Trump haters. … Everyone is welcome at the meeting place.”
Not every comment was attacking Khilnani. An anonymous user on TikTok called her comments “very inspiring” and said she was “speaking from my own experiences.”
The user posted, “Don’t let these people suppress your voice.” “It is very important.”
But the vast majority rejected his remarks.
Another user wrote, “You seem ignorant and racist as a white supremacist.” “You should lose your medical license.”