Brother Of Jerry
Date: June 08, 2021 10:45PM
Thanks for the thoughtful reply, CZ.
Yesterday, I had never heard of this person. Today (published yesterday, actually) there was an article about her and the talk in the NYTimes. Well, I know who she is now. Incidentally, caffeind, the article makes no mention of CRT, so I would say your claim that she has bought into CRT is mostly in your imagination. CRT and men going trans so they can steal state women's softball championships is the 2020 version of 2004's "gay Mexican Muslim terrorists are invading America to destroy marriage" - you know, the Prop 8 hysteria conflated with immigration. These are the same people who used to complain about the Common Core. CRT is the flavor of the month.
Khilanani is a psychiatrist in private practice, not associated with Yale, so I guess my speculation yesterday about her being a faculty member saying dumb stuff (an occupational hazard for faculty members) was off the mark. Yale was left in the difficult position of censoring her talk, and being accused of cancel culture (another flavor of the month) or letting it stand, and being accused of supporting racism and violence. Talk about a lose-lose situation.
Quoting from their article:
>A psychiatrist said in a lecture at Yale University’s School of Medicine that she had fantasies of shooting white people, prompting the university to later restrict online access to her expletive-filled talk, which it said was “antithetical to the values of the school.”
>“Something is emotionally dangerous about opening up a conversation about race,” she said in the email. “No one wants to look at their actions or face their own negative feelings about what they are doing. The best way to control the narrative is to focus on me, and make me the problem, which is what I stated occurs in the dynamic of racism.”
>Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, a Yale professor of social and natural science, internal medicine and biomedical engineering, was among those who had criticized Dr. Khilanani’s lecture.
>He said on Twitter that the views that Dr. Khilanani had expressed, which he referred to as “racism,” were “deeply worrisome & counter-productive.”
>“Of course, as an invitee, she is free to speak on campus,” Dr. Christakis said. “But her views must be soundly rejected.”
Those are just snippets of the article at (probably paywalled)https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/nyregion/yale-psychiatrist-aruna-khilanani.html
BTW, Yale has limited access to the lecture to those who were eligible to attend it live.
As CZ pointed out, and I noticed long ago, people are allowed to say prejudiced things about Mormons here, that if they said similar things about other groups (gays, Muslims, races) would be summarily deleted. CZ stated well why that is the case, and presumably you just read that above.
I was struck by other related articles in the NYTimes just in today's issue about other aspects of this issue.
There is an article about the ACLU dealing with how do they handle the tension between defending free speech which they abhor, and defending the causes that the abhorrent speech is attacking.
There is an article about "Dinner-Party-Gate", that paints a grim picture of some goings-on at Yale (yes, them again) Law. It was a long article about possible faculty misconduct, that relates to my comments yesterday about faculty saying (and doing) dumb things.
There is an article about "The Native Scholar Who Wasn't". Heard that song before.
And the article on Dr Khilanani.
Anyway, who is allowed to say what, intersected with race is a "white" hot topic at the moment. [yeah, I know, terrible pun. I will go to my room now]