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Yale Calls Lecture With Fantasy of Shooting White People ‘Antithetical' to School's Values

The Yale Child Study Center added a trigger warning to video of the lecture, 'The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,' and made it accessible only to the Yale community

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Yale University said it had made private a video that featured a guest lecturer expressing fantasies about committing violence against white people, but audio of the lecture was leaked online over the weekend.

The Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds talk, called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind," by Dr. Aruna Khilanani, was streamed live on Zoom on April 6. After a review by administrators, the lecture was found to have "tone and content antithetical to the values of the school," the Yale School of Medicine said in a statement.

"In deciding whether to post the video, we weighed our grave concern about the extreme hostility, imagery of violence, and profanity expressed by the speaker against our commitment to freedom of expression," the medical school said. "We ultimately decided to post the video with access limited to those who could have attended the talk — the members of the Yale community."

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