My Big Picture Account of What Happened at Yale During the Living or Napping While Black Incident (Parts I, II, and III) — Videos and Transcripts

Below please find my Big Picture Account of What Happened at Yale During the Living or Napping While Black Incident YouTube Channel Videos and Transcripts (Parts I, II, and III). Many persons have requested transcripts of my videos, and I will provide them here, especially the videos of my full, detailed account of what really happened during the now notorious Living or Napping While Black incident at Yale, which was actually a hate crime hoax, and the Yale Administration and the Yale Campus Police were complicit. 

Here is the Big Picture Account of What Happened at Yale During the Living or Napping While Black Incident (Part I) YouTube Channel Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDiezcAv-yw

Here is the transcript thereof:

Hi.  My name is Sarah Braasch, and I am the PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Yale who was falsely accused of racism, and whose life was destroyed by the Yale Administration, the press, and a global internet moral outrage mob. 

Today I want to give you a brief, but comprehensive, big picture account of what happened at Yale this past spring during the Living or Napping While Black incident.  Even so, I’m probably going to break it up into a few different videos, because people seem to find shorter videos more digestible. 

I just want to let you know that the narrative which was propagated around the world, that I was trolling the halls of my Yale dorm at 2 am for random sleeping black people to harass by calling 911, either out of terror of blackness, or because I abhor black people, is a straight up, bald faced lie.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  

The true overarching narrative is that a severely traumatized middle aged woman with mental health disabilities, who chose to live in probably the most remote, isolated dorm room in the Hall of Graduate Studies, at the top of a tower, was being terrorized in her own home for months, with the full knowledge of the Yale Administration and the Yale campus police, who did absolutely nothing to help her or to make the attacks stop.  

I want to begin by setting the stage.  

My accusers were very happy to mislead the press and the public into thinking that I was trolling the huge, main common room on the ground floor of my Yale dorm at 2 am for random sleeping black people.  (First of all that room would have been locked and inaccessible at that time.)

I lived like a hermit in my dorm room at the top of a tower, as far away from anyone else as I could get, by arrangement with the Yale Housing Managers.  I rarely left my room.  I am recovering from egregious, lifelong, and repeated trauma, including the deaths of my three brothers, two of whom committed suicide.  I also suffer from mental health disabilities, including post traumatic stress disorder.  I wished only to be left in peace to work on my dissertation, which I consider to be my saving the world project.  

The notion that I would leave my room at 2 am to troll the halls of my Yale dorm for sleeping black people to harass is so ludicrous and asinine that it isn’t even worth considering. 

I was the one being targeted in my own remote, isolated home.  I was being harassed.  I was being stalked.  I was being attacked.  I was being sought out in my own remote, isolated dorm room.  I sought out no one.  I harassed no one.  I stalked no one.  I trolled no one.  

All I wanted was to be left in peace to complete my work and to recover as best I could from the severe trauma I had endured.  

Moreover, I was recovering from a traumatic event that had occurred during my first year of the PhD program at Yale, in the spring of 2015.  

I had been socially ousted from my department by most of my grad student peers, because I refused to allow them to violate the federal civil rights of a black man, the only POC job candidate for a tenure track assistant professor position in the Philosophy Department.  The graduate students wouldn’t look at me, except to glare at me.  They wouldn’t speak to me.  If I entered a room, they would get up and leave it.  As a result, my time in the Philosophy Department at Yale has been incredibly difficult and painful.  I turned to the mental health clinic at the student health center for help. I was on psychotropic medication for quite a while.  

I was made aware that the graduate students also went to the Administration to try to get me expelled. I believe that the only reason why I wasn’t expelled is because the faculty stood up for me en masse.  

But, I believe that the Administration has been salivating for another bite at the apple since that time. 

After everything that I endured, would I make the same choice, to stand up for someone’s federal civil rights and freedom of religious expression?  In a heartbeat.  I know I did the right thing.  I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself otherwise.  I can only live a life of integrity.  This is what it means to be a civil libertarian.  

Here is the Big Picture Account of What Happened at Yale During the Living or Napping While Black Incident (Part II) YouTube Channel Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ec-r02n99o

Here is the transcript thereof:

Hi.  My name is Sarah Braasch, and I am the PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Yale who was falsely accused of racism, and whose life was destroyed by the Yale Administration, the press, and a global internet moral outrage mob. 

Today I want to continue my brief, but comprehensive, big picture account of what happened at Yale this past spring during the Living or Napping While Black incident.

In my previous video, I established that everything that occurred took place at the top of a tower, immediately outside of my isolated, remote dorm room, which I rarely left, as I lived like a hermit, because I was recovering from severe trauma.

The one other logistical point that I wish to make clear is that my dorm room was the only dorm room on the 12thfloor of the tower, and there was a single other room on that floor.  The entirety of the 12thfloor consists of a small landing outside of the elevator.  On one side of the landing is my dorm room, and on the other side of the landing is a small common room, which was always locked, but the keys of all residents open the door to the room.

Now, this room was technically referred to as a common room, but it was rarely used.  In the 2 years that I had lived in my dorm room there, it had been used maybe once a week for a party, usually on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening.  Almost invariably, these parties were loud and obnoxious, went late into the evening / early morning (in violation of housing regulations), and the participants left the common room trashed, with garbage strewn everywhere, including in the stairwell, and the nearest trash bins overflowing.  

But, the most important point is that in the almost 2 years that I lived there I never once complained about this behavior to Yale Housing.

Was it annoying? Yes.  Of course.  

But, I was really very happy in my dorm room.  I liked my living situation over all, so I put up with it.  

So, the notion that my attackers attempted to propagate in the news media that I felt any kind of ownership over the 12thfloor common room, or that I tried to restrict its use by other residents in any way, shape, or form, before February 24th, 2018, is a straight up, bald faced lie.  

In the almost 2 years that I lived there, I hardly ever entered the space.  I never used it for any reason.  

The one other point that I wish to make abundantly clear is that I never in the almost 2 years that I lived there saw anyone use that space for anything other than a raucous party. That is the only thing I ever saw. No one ever used that space to study. I never noticed anyone even entering that room for any other purpose than a party.  And, I believe that I would have been aware if it had been the case that residents were making use of that room for the purpose of studying.  It was always obvious to me, even inside my dorm room, if someone was entering or exiting the 12thfloor common room.

This part of the explanation ended up being more detailed than I had originally intended, but I think it’s important to be clear about the physical space.

The narrative that my attackers (and the Yale Administration) attempted to propagate thru the news media, that I was strolling thru a space that was something akin to a huge university library, where it would have been normal to see students dozing over their books and laptops, and perhaps on sofas, is entirely false.

As is the notion that I regarded this space as a white space, and I, a lifelong human and civil rights activist, was offended that a black person was making use of it, so I had decided to eject them for that reason.  This narrative is so preposterous on its face that it’s hard for me to believe that anyone regards it as plausible.  

Here is the Big Picture Account of What Happened at Yale During the Living or Napping While Black Incident (Part III) YouTube Channel Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH7xx-nbtSQ

Here is the transcript thereof:

Hi.  My name is Sarah Braasch, and I am the PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Yale who was falsely accused of racism, and whose life was destroyed by the Yale Administration, the press, and a global internet moral outrage mob. 

Today I want to continue my brief, but comprehensive, big picture account of what happened at Yale this past spring during the Living or Napping While Black incident.

I want to address the true overarching narrative of what happened.  

Much of what is clear to me now was not clear to me before May 8th.  

I had an unfortunate encounter with one of my accusers, the man who made a number of television appearances, on February 24th, 2018.  

It was because of what happened on February 24th, 2018, that this entire nightmare unfolded. 

I believe now that the Yale students involved in the February 24th, 2018 incident, and, in particular, my two accusers, the man and the woman who made numerous television appearances, waged a months long campaign to settle their delusional, jealous, and obsessive personal vendetta against me, culminating in the May 8thincident.  

Between February 24thand May 8th, 2018, I was being terrorized in my own home, my isolated dorm room, and both the Yale Administration and the Yale campus police were fully aware, and they did absolutely nothing to stop the harassment and stalking and attacks against me.  I will go into the particulars of the harassment in another video.  

And, while I will go into the particulars of the February 24th, 2018 incident in another video, I want to make it more than abundantly clear that the narrative that was propagated throughout the news media by my attackers and the Yale Administration that the February incident was an entirely unrelated, isolated incident from the May 8thincident is wholly false.  

My attackers and the Yale Administration propagated the false narrative in the news media that I had a history of trolling the halls of my Yale dorm for random black people to harass by calling the campus police.

I don’t know how many times I read in the press that I had a history of harassing random black Yale students.  

This may have been one of the false and defamatory narratives about me that was most infuriating, because it was such a gross and willful falsehood and misconstrual of the facts.  

Another point that I would like to make clear in this video is that on February 24th, 2018, I was terrorized in my own home.  I was verbally attacked in my own home.  The details of this occurrence are in the Yale campus police report that I filed with Officer Grace Schenkle on March 9th, 2018.  

The one other issue that I would like to address in this video is that the Yale Housing Managers investigated the February 24th, 2018 incident.  They met with all of the Yale students involved.  They interviewed everyone, including myself.  

When I met with the Yale Housing Managers, they told me that not only had I done absolutely nothing wrong on February 24th, 2018, but that I was the only Yale student involved who had done nothing wrong.  They also told me that they were very displeased with how the Hall of Graduate Studies Resident Coordinators had handled the situation, and that they would be reprimanded.  

The Yale Housing Managers told me not to give the incident another thought.  They told me to go back to my dissertation.  They told me that they were going to deal with all of the other students involved.  

I was satisfied with this resolution.  I had no desire to destroy anyone’s life.  

The only thing I wanted was to be left in peace to complete my saving the world project.

I thought that the issue was resolved and over at that point.  

And, then a week later I was informed by the Yale Housing Director that I was being accused of racism, including by a group of Yale Deans.  

But, I will get into that in the next video.  

If you wish to support me, as I seek justice, it would mean the world to me. Here are my PayPalMe and GoFundMe links. 

PayPalMe:  https://www.paypal.me/SarahBraasch

GoFundMe:  https://www.gofundme.com/sarah-braasch-legal-fund

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