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How on earth did this dangerous, mentally disturbed woman ever get into a psychiatry training program, let alone graduate from one? She spews forth a toxic word salad about her fantasy of committing a mass shooting along racial lines, her resentment about not getting some vacation time years ago and her rage about people's gluten free diets. I once spent time with a woman who was having a psychotic breakdown, and the resemblance is striking. What was Yale thinking?

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Kudos to Katie Herzog for being able to conduct this interview in a serious manner. I would have either insulted this fool or started laughing.

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"I don't generalize. The fact that you think I'm generalizing is your whiteness defense mechanism."

*5 seconds later*

"White people don't eat bread!"

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Lots of bizarre thoughts being spewed. She truly seems mentally unstable. Can you imagine if a white male/female made statements about wanting to kill people with a revolver who were of a certain race. She is the racist.

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the problem here isn't her - it's that Yale gave her a platform. She's actually pretty funny, and has misdirected her rage towards white people when she actually hits on a few key points - she's really angry at the BS hyperacademic snobs who run the media - it's the white progressives she's really after, which on some level many of us can agree with and we all know they can be of any race. She's also a raging hypocrite and racist, as completely goes to the extreme in every sense - I can't deny that but I do agree with her that the way progressives talk about race is totally BS. I do think she'd be fun to have a conversation with. Again, it's really Yale that bugs me here. She's just a casual lunatic. She's also dangerous to have come speak at a university - the mind boggling hypocrisy of progressives.

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"Ever since I was a little kid, since I’ve interacted with people who are white, and especially white women ... "

Of course. White women, the most evil creatures in all of human history.

This is nothing more noble than internecine, catty chick-on-chick middle school bullshit dressed up as noble struggle against oppression. Reminds me of one of Alice Walker's books where she went off about one of her characters having fantasies of chopping blonde women's heads off. Not white people's heads. Specifically blonde women. I remember her going on about how she couldn't forgive Hillary Clinton's "white face." (She forgave Bill's, though -- voted for his philandering ass without a second thought.)

Seriously -- white men get a pass from these types, and the only reason they have such a powerful hate-on for white women is because they hate all women who are competition. This is the opposite of a raised consciousness, the opposite of feminism, the opposite of progressivism. This is a catty, nasty backstabber who can hide her childishness under her pigment and act like her middle-school meanness is some noble blow against the oppressor. To hell with her.

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The target audience for this was child psychiatrists. Think about that.

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I used to not like blonde kids either because they teased me for my "ethnic" looks. And then, one day, middle school ended. What a sad case of arrested development. That she has a platform to spew such nonsense would be funny, if it weren't so scary.

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A fascinating interview, particularly the part about white people not bread and Katie's amusing responses. I was waiting for a discussion of what equips someone who is of Indian origin or heritage to speak on behalf of black people in America.

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This inspired me to immediately fire of an email to the Yale Board of Trustees. Wonder if I will get a reply? Doubtful, but this is maybe the most incredible hate propaganda I have seen...far worse than video game violence or misogynistic/violent rap lyrics. This is a doctor, a professional psychiatrist, being elevated by one of our nation's historically finest universities...this is real.

Email to Yale Board of Trustees:

Are you kidding me? https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-psychopathic-problem-of-the-white

I was fortunate to attend a top university for undergrad and grad school and always believed that these schools represent the finest in higher learning. However, over the years, I have become stunned to see the utterly toxic teachings and flimsy work that these schools produce.

Far beyond shameful, this is utter racist hate. As a school with such a hallowed history, you have a much greater responsibility to insure that your work is both helpful to the world as well as excellent. Forget climate change, you have become the biggest existential threat to the US by allowing such toxic garbage to be dumped into the atmosphere-- from the Yale School of Medicine -- in the child study center, no less. It's just outrageous and incredibly damaging.

If you value equity, peace and human dignity at all, you should issue a press release formally and harshly condemning this call to racism and violence. You should apologize to the world for your role in promoting racist hatred and violence.

Truly repulsive.

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It must be my white privilege, but I couldn't find one cogent argument in the interviewee's responses.

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Woof, that is really tinfoil hat, bark at the moon level nonsense. Katie is saint for being able to get through this conversation without any seeming acrimony.

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I am imagining Vox headline:

Shooting white people in the head may actually be good policy. Here is why.

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1. She's a racist.

2. She's obsessed with "bread".

Hysterical.

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I finally opened my wallet today and paid $50 to be an official subscriber to Bari after reading Katie Herzog's last two articles. Bari, you are providing an invaluable public service. Thank you for exposing how racist garbage is allowed to infect the medical profession and gets a respectful hearing at a formerly great institution like Yale. If Dr. Khilanani were not a BIPOC herself I'm sure she would never have gotten through any reputable psychiatry residency (I am a physician myself). I can imagine how her mentors and colleagues were terrified of publically criticizing her crazy rants for fear of being labelled racists. To have a person like this treating vulnerable patients is unconscionable.

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1) It is literally (and I use that term literally) unbelievable that anyone could talk like that nowadays. It reminds me of Byron De La Beckwith's defense of his bombing black children by saying that "little rattlesnakes just grow up to be big rattlesnakes." Where are normal people's outrage? How can anybody listen to such stuff and not get up and walk out?

2) Unload a revolver into a white person's head, eh? All I can say is that she'd better make her first shot count. I am well and truly disgusted with this kind of behavior, and I never miss.

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