Psychiatrist describes to Yale audience her 'fantasies of unloading a revolver' into random 'white people'
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By: Lawrence Richard (MSN)
A New York psychiatrist who told a crowd at Yale University that she fantasizes about killing random white people has defended her comments.
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"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," said Dr. Aruna Khilanani in April.
The comment was made during a public lecture titled "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind," which Khilanani gave at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center on April 6.
The lecture included numerous criticisms of white people amid the admission that she fantasized about killing them.
During the lecture, Khilanani also said she stopped communicating with her white friends as "there are no good apples out there" because "white people make [her] blood boil."
"This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry," Khilanani continued, explaining she had "systematically" cut her "white friends" out of her life.
"Around five years ago, I took some actions. I systematically white-ghosted most of my white friends. I have less than 1% left," she said. "It was also a public service."
Khilanani has since defended the comments, saying in an interview published Friday, "Before I gave the talk, I said, I want you to observe your thoughts and feelings as I talk."
I interviewed a New York psychiatrist on the problem of the "white mind" and it was very illuminating https://t.co/0ZsvNRMAyB
— Katie Herzog (@kittypurrzog) June 4, 2021
"I said there's a difference between a thought, a fantasy, and an action. Now, my reflection on my own rage was actually that I was feeling impotent. So, that's where I was going with that. And kind of normalizing feelings of hatred. This is stuff that exists, and I need to dive deep within myself to reflect on how it is that I got here. So, there is a reality here, like, did I actually cut white people out of my life? Absolutely," she said.
While the initial lecture was open to the public, its video recording was reportedly only shared internally by the school.
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