One-Way Racism

Imagine, if you will, a doctor. This doctor, a psychiatrist, is not a fan of black people. In fact, while giving a talk at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, the professor said some unsavory things.

  • “I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any black 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 fucking favor.”

  • “Black people are out of their minds and they have been for a long time.”

  • “Ever since I was a little kid, since I’ve interacted with people who are black, and especially black women, I would notice that things were really off.”

Now, can you picture this doctor having much of a practice after this came to light?

Of course not. I mean, this is some overt racism. The only people who would tolerate this kind of thing are people who are racists themselves and aren’t afraid to show it. We all know that.

Now, what if I told you that wasn’t precisely what the psychiatrist said?

Oh, did I mention I didn’t write any of those quotes? I took an actual person’s words, I just changed one thing.

I substituted the word “black” for “white.”

That’s right, this is a psychiatrist who openly discussed her fantasies of shooting a white person simply for getting in her way.

And, most importantly, she felt perfectly safe espousing such beliefs. What’s more, it doesn’t look like she faced much in the way of pushback until after Yale released the talk.

Let that sink in a bit. She expresses her fantasies to murder innocent people because of the color of their skin, and that kick in for a bit. Now, look at her justification for it.

Now, let’s be clear here. If she were acting on these dreams, I promise her that she’d have a whole lot different reaction.

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Yet talking about something like this without even the least bit of self-reflection about how screwed up that actually does deserve a fair bit of criticism at a minimum.

Luckily, she’s getting a lot of that criticism.

The problem is that she’s not likely alone in this kind of thing. Based on what we’ve seen over and over again, Khilanani is just the latest person to make it clear they view white people as a completely different species.

And far too many people seem to be quite alright with that philosophy.

I get that there will always be people who have an issue with various races for various reasons. What I don’t get is the double standard in place regarding race in this country.

While I will happily concede that the white majority treated minorities like crap for ages, what I refuse to concede is that the past somehow justifies revisiting the same evils on new victims, regardless of ethnicity.

After all, what white people did 50 years or more ago has no bearing on what white people of today are doing or are guilty of.

Racism is racism, yet we have an academia that has even corrupted the definition of racism in such ways as to make it impossible for anyone but white people to be racist. Yes, even if you fantasize about blowing someone away just for the color of their skin.

Racism, in this day and age, is a one-way issue. That’s a huge problem because there’s no way in which this won’t backfire sooner or later.

See, when you have a minority that tried to oppress a majority, you either have to create a situation like Apartheid in South Africa—something that’s unlikely to happen in this country since you’re not going to convince the majority of white people to herd themselves into substandard living situations—or you have the majority deciding enough is enough and start fighting back. Sometimes, that “fighting back” can be quite literal.

In the process of supposedly trying to address racism, they’re going to encourage people to become racist. That will not end well.

The fact that someone can say at Yale University that they fantasized about gunning down white people means we’re close to that unpleasant end than any of us would like.