Jonathan Haidt, NYU Social Psychologist and Founder of the Heterodox Academy and Co-Author of the Coddling of the American Mind with Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE Org, defines Woke KKK and Woke Privilege.
Yes, you heard me right.
And, I have the PROOF. I am the PROOF.
Jonathan Haidt always should have been my staunchest defender.
I was in a complete state of shock when I learned that Jonathan Haidt had turned his Fall 2018 book tour for the Coddling of the American Mind, written with The FIRE Org Director, Greg Lukianoff, into a social media mobbing via Cancel Culture and Trial by Twitter without Due Process, to drive me to suicide for a non-event and non-crime that had taken place months earlier at Yale.
It was a completely surreal experience to learn that he had done this.
Yes, Jonathan Haidt completely repudiated the contents of his book, The Coddling of the American Mind, during the Fall 2018 Book Tour for the Coddling, by turning said book tour into a social media witch hunt to get a private citizen nobody to commit suicide.
Yes, the Coddling is, in part, about the dangers of social media, and especially about social media moral outrage mobs decimating the lives of innocent nobodies, and even driving them to suicide, over non-events that are blown into global racial hysterias.
Yes, the Coddling is about the Woke Tyranny on college campuses inculcating hyper-sensitivity into college students, and teaching them to attempt to blow every perceived micro-aggression and instance of implicit bias into a global racial hysteria on social media.
Yes, Jonathan Haidt repudiated his entire body of work when he joined the witch hunt at Yale and the Woke KKK and turned his Fall 2018 Book Tour for the Coddling into a social media moral outrage mobbing, via Cancel Culture and Trial by Twitter without Due Process, to drive me, an entirely innocent Yale grad student and civil rights attorney, to suicide.
Jonathan Haidt knowingly grossly defamed me on Sam Harris’s podcast. It begins at the 35:55 mark. It is shocking, to say the least, to hear what Haidt says about me, entirely without evidence. Haidt engages in the most insane mind reading:
Haidt calls the obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale a “really ugly” incident. He says, repeatedly, “This is racism.” He says, “This is obviously racism.” He says it was “not a misunderstanding.” He says that “it’s appropriate for that woman to feel very ashamed of herself.”
Jonathan Haidt knowingly grossly defamed me on the New York Times Book Review podcast. It begins at the 44:30 mark. It is shocking, to say the least, to hear what Haidt says about me, entirely without evidence. Haidt engages in the most insane mind reading, right after he talks about the importance of giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, and right after he talks about how the best way to destroy a diverse community is to only care about impact, not intent:
Haidt calls the obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale a “racist episode,” and a “terribly racist thing to do.” Haidt again said that she “should be ashamed of herself.”
I can’t help but notice that in each podcast, Haidt takes pains to make clear that just because I’m racist, doesn’t mean that Yale is racist.
This was one of the reasons why I suggested that perhaps Haidt and the Yale Administration had come to some arrangement, some type of quid pro quo agreement.
I am sick and tired of people smearing me as crazy or a psycho for suggesting as much.
I’m sure Roxane Gay’s Visiting Professorship and Elijah Anderson’s Sterling Professorship and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s honorary doctorate during the Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff’s Center for Policing Equity being newly housed at Yale, and his new dual Professor appointment at Yale, and CNN’s April Ryan and Don Lemon being feted at Yale, as well as Star Trek’s George Takei, immediately after they had participated in the global defamation campaign that almost got me killed, all had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they had helped Yale President Peter Salovey try to destroy me.
If you believe that then I have a bridge to sell you.
There is not a single doubt in my mind that Jonathan Haidt always knew that I was an entirely innocent Yale grad student and civil rights attorney.
I was the Social Psychology PhD Student of Tom Tyler, the Father of Procedural Justice at Yale Law School, and Co-Director of the Justice Collaboratory with Tracey Meares, both of whom were on President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing Taskforce. If Haidt actually had any questions about what happened at Yale during the obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, he could have picked up the phone and called my Advisor, Tom Tyler.
I was the Philosophy PhD Student of Jason Stanley at Yale University. Jason Stanley has been a part of many events at the Heterodox Academy. If Haidt actually had questions about what happened at Yale during the obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, he could have picked up the phone and called my Advisor, Jason Stanley.
I had never worked with Haidt, but I have worked with many persons who have. People outside of academia don’t realize how insular and incestuous it is, especially within its respective disciplines and especially at the elite university level. This is why I do not believe for one second that Jonathan Haidt was not aware of who I was and the fact that I was completely innocent and worked on the issues of implicit bias and police brutality with Tom Tyler at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.
In October/November, 2019, at the FIRE Org’s Faculty Conference in Boston, Professor James C Coyne made a public apology to me and encouraged everyone in attendance to do likewise, and he spoke to Professor Steven Pinker about what had been done to me afterwards. We both had extremely high hopes that many others, especially in academia, who had participated in the witch hunt at Yale that destroyed my lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers, or who had stood by silently and knowingly watched an innocent almost die, would follow suit and make public apologies to me of their own. We especially had high hopes that Jon Haidt would do so. Obviously, it never happened.
Not only did Jonathan Haidt never apologize to me for what he had done to me, he told Journalist Cathy Young that I’m “crazy,” at a The FIRE Org event in late 2019, I believe, when she approached him to ask him about me.
I have been so forgiving. The bar is very, very low. If I were not so, I would have next to no friends or allies in my life. I would forgive and have forgiven almost anything. I would forgive Jonathan Haidt, if he had said to me, “I’m sorry, Sarah. I was wrong. How can I help you save your life and career?”
That’s all I ask. But, rather than simply admit that he made a grave error in judgment, Jonathan Haidt continues a behind the scenes smear campaign against me to this day.
I think the reason why Haidt just refuses to admit the obvious, that I’m an innocent who was almost killed by a witch hunt in the early 21st century, is because his bread and butter, his oeuvre, his raison d’être, is that he doesn’t make these kinds of grave errors in judgment, to which so many others are prone. I think this is also why academic philosophers continue to try to drive me to suicide. They are supposed to be these paragons of critical thinking. The same can be said for the Law Professors. There is a veritable “Get Sarah Braasch Killed” Industry amongst US Law Schools now. They have created an entirely new law school journal article genre, the race baiting dystopian fantasy, in which I figure as the central villain. University of Florida Professor, and lying bigot and fraud, Katheryn Russell-Brown, just wrote an entire book as a race baiting dystopian fantasy, as a Living While Black Race Hoax, in which I figure prominently; it’s called The Color of Crime.
And, of course, the Woke Intersectional Feminists and Critical Race Theorists can’t admit that they fell for a Living While Black Hate Crime Hoax. My very existence is an existential threat to them, to their ideologies and careers. Per CRT and Woke Intersectional Feminism, it isn’t possible for a Black person to falsely accuse a white person of having perpetrated a racist hate crime comparable to a lynching, which is what Lolade Siyonbola accused me of having done, for taking reasonable precautions to enter my isolated Yale dorm room safely. But, truly she was trying to avoid being punished by Yale Housing for having harassed me on the evening of February 24th, 2018.
At this point, I just think that Jonathan Haidt is an evil, lying bigot and fraud.
Below you will see a message that is clearly prepared in advance, a message that he clearly gives out to anyone who asks him about me. It’s shocking.
At this point, Jonathan Haidt is fully aware that I am still intermittently suicidal. At this point, Jon Haidt is fully aware that I am the innocent victim of a Hate Crime Hoax who almost died too many times to count during the past more than 3 years. At this point, Jonathan Haidt knows that my lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers have been decimated. At this point, Jonathan Haidt knows that I had to be in hiding for my personal safety for more than 3 years. At this point, Jonathan Haidt knows that I’m still subjected to the most grotesque social media mobbings and deluged by death and rape threats and threats of violence. At this point, Jon Haidt knows that I’m still fighting for my very survival. I am barely keeping myself off the streets with a low paying temp job.
But, Jonathan Haidt refuses to help me. He refuses to tell the simple truth, because he doesn’t want to face accountability for what he did to me.
And, Jonathan Haidt could not have been more aware of what he was doing to me when he defamed me as a racist who should feel very ashamed of herself on Sam Harris’ podcast and on the New York Times Book Review podcast.
Jonathan Haidt says the most ridiculous things in this message that he gives out to anyone who asks him about me, as part of his ongoing behind the scenes smear campaign against me.
I thought it was fascinating that Jon Haidt makes a bald faced lie in this message when he says that he only mentioned me that one time on Sam Harris’ podcast.
And, truly, if that’s all he had done, that still would have been a complete repudiation of Haidt’s body of work. And, imagine how devastating that act alone would have been to me and my life, how devastating it has been to me and my life.
Roxane Gay, ultimate Woke KKK member that she is, tried to get away with saying the same thing, while she was inciting the most vicious and inhumane Twitter mobs against me. She said, “I barely mentioned you.” Yeah, you barely mentioned me, ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES!
He full on embraces Wokeness. He embraces implicit bias. He embraces impact and rejects intent. He embraces mind reading. Haidt rejects the benefit of the doubt. Haidt rejects Due Process. Haidt rejects skepticism. Haidt rejects rationality. Haidt rejects Enlightenment Values.
As a complete repudiation of the Coddling and Haidt’s entire body of work, he says in this message that he can read my mind and know that I’m a secret racist at Yale who also works on police brutality and the disparate impact on communities of color. Haidt says that the fact that I called the Yale Campus Police (truly a misnomer, really Yale Campus Security), exactly as I had been instructed to do by the Yale Administration and Yale Campus Police Chief Ronnell Higgins, on two strangers who happened to be Black, means that he knows I’m an egregious racist, and the only thing that would convince him otherwise is if I had also called the Yale Campus Police on five white students.
Jonathan Haidt says that he knows, without any evidence whatsoever, and, in fact, with a mountain of evidence to the contrary, that I would not have called the Yale Campus Police on May 8th, 2018, if Lolade Siyonbola had not had dark skin.
And, he thinks this secret knowledge that he alone possesses, in direct contravention of all of the available evidence to the contrary, makes it ok for him to try to drive me to suicide by grossly defaming me in the Fake News Press and Moral Outrage Industry, and as part of an ongoing behind the scenes smear campaign against me.
In truth, I think Jon Haidt saw me as worthless. He saw my life as expendable. He saw me as a poor white trash interloper loser, and crazy to boot, unworthy to be at Yale, and he thought, “Who could care if Sarah Braasch dies?” And, he answered, “No one.” So, he thought this was the perfect opportunity to make Moral Outrage Industry money and advance his career, and self-aggrandize himself as a paragon of moral virtue, by turning me into a corpse. Because who could care?
I thought it was interesting that Jon Haidt here indulges in the histrionics that Glenn Loury admonished Michael Eric Dyson for doing recently on Bill Maher’s Real Time.
Bill Maher questioned Dyson over a quote in one of his recent books about how the police have an unyielding appetite for Black subordination. And, Glenn Loury stated, wisely, we have to stop sensationalizing and racializing police killings. The Police in the US are not a first order threat to the integrity of the Black body.
But, here, we see Jon Haidt catastrophizing about not only a police encounter with a Black person, but a campus police encounter with a graduate student. Anyone who wishes to assert that Lolade Siyonbola’s life or limb were in grave danger, and I’m a modern day Carolyn Bryant trying to lynch Black students on Yale’s campus is stoking the exact type of moral panic that Haidt decries in the Coddling.
Haidt molds himself in the fashion of a Michael Harriot of The Root, who wrote what can only be construed as a death threat against me, naming me, in the Washington Post.
That’s what you’ve become, Jonathan Haidt.
And, you’re the one who should be ashamed of himself.
I also believe that it is quite possible, now that Haidt has full on embraced Wokeness, that, like so many others, Haidt recognized that my story would help Trump.
Many who consider themselves to be anti-Woke and anti-Cancel Culture still embraced the witch hunt at Yale, because they recognized that the truth about what had been done to me would help Trump. And, they are willing to do anything to stop Trump, including throw their so called Enlightenment Values under the bus. This was particularly the case after The Post Millennial piece came out in Spring 2019. That was the turning point at which so many who considered themselves anti-Woke and anti-Cancel Culture, even those who had been at least nominally supportive of me before then, turned against me and started viciously attacking me themselves.
I think Haidt’s motivations for choosing to sacrifice my life to the Woke gods were multifold and probably some combination of the above, or all of the above.
I honestly don’t know how he sleeps at night. I don’t know how he looks at himself in the mirror in the morning.
I know my integrity matters more to me than anything else. I would never be able to do something so base, as he did.
And, this is why Haidt defines Woke Privilege. He doesn’t care.
He thinks he should simply be able to carry on and pretend that he never tried to drive me to suicide, he never repudiated his entire body of work by joining the witch hunt at Yale.
And, he has been able to do this, largely, because of his Woke Privilege. And, because so many of his ilk also want me dead, they’re happy to continue the ruse with him and to help him gaslight me.
Because who could care if I live or die?
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