If you have the displeasure of driving through New York City and glance upon a license plate that reads IDIOT, you likely stumbled upon Dr. Aruna Khilanani. The psychiatrist made headlines in April when she told a Yale School of Medicine audience that she fantasizes about: “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way”, per the New York Post. Earlier this week, Khilanani characterized white people as “psychopathic” when interviewed on the clearly-not-racist, Black News Tonight with Marc Lamont Hill.
The comments Khilanani made shouldn’t come as a surprise, her April chat with Yale also included the following glowing remarks about white people, via the New York Post: “(they) make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time”.
Marc Lamont Hill seemingly gave the psychiatrist an opportunity to backtrack her previous statements or apologize, but she instead threw a molotov cocktail into the already fiery blaze: “Would it be fair to say, based on your expertise, that white people are psychopathic?” Hill asked Khilanani.
“I think so, yeah,” Khilanani said. “I think that there’s many lies … the level of lying that white people do that has started since colonialism, we’re just used to it.”
She continued: “Every time that you steal a country, you loot, you say you’ve discovered something. I mean, this level of lies is actually part of history.
“We don’t say that we killed all these people, we got rid of all the Native Americans, we say we discovered America. You don’t talk about the level of death. You don’t talk about the level of what actually occurred,” said Khilanani. “You wipe the slate clean, you sanitize the violence – and you actually got lost along the way, trying to go to India — and then you say you discovered something. And this level of ‘discovery’ is everywhere. You discovered vegetarianism. You discovered yoga. You discovered — everything is a discovery and it’s all actually stolen.”
She can call white people psychopathic if she wants, we’ll just call her bat shit crazy.