The Truth About What the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School Did to Me

My heart breaks when I think about the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Here is a picture of me with Tom Tyler, my former advisor and the Father of Procedural Justice and one of the Founders, along with Tracey Meares, of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, as well as a member, again along with Tracey Meares, of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Taskforce. It was taken towards the end of April, 2018, at a restaurant in New Haven, CT, with other student Justice Collaboratory members of Tom Tyler’s lab group. This was around 2 weeks before the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale on May 8th, 2018:

I was also part of the Justice Collaboratory and a member of Tom Tyler’s lab group at Yale Law School. Yale Sterling Law Professor Alan Schwartz had suggested that I approach Tom Tyler and ask to work with him. I had worked for years with Alan Schwartz on an agent-based computational model and simulations of a corporate control market. In fact, our work was recently published in the Harvard Business Law Review. Tom Tyler seemed very keen to work with me. He was very pleased with my social psychological empirical study design on the nature of authority, the nature of legitimacy, and the nature of the relationship between the two. My PhD Dissertation, the Statics and Mechanics of Social Institutions, is on the philosophical foundations of law and language. Tom Tyler became part of my Dissertation Committee and one of my Co-Chairs. I worked with the Justice Collaboratory on a study on School Resource Officers in public schools and the disparate impact on students of color and the school to prison pipeline.

I actually spoke with Tom Tyler before May 8th, 2018, about the fact that I had been falsely accused of racism, including by a group of Yale Deans. At the time, I didn’t know that I had in fact been accused of having perpetrated a racist hate crime comparable to a lynching for having called the non emergency helpline of the Yale Campus Police, more or less regarded as campus security, after a stranger followed me in an unauthorized manner up to my isolated Yale dorm room on the 12th floor of the tower of the Hall of Graduate Studies, my Yale dorm. At the time, Tom Tyler assured me that he knew I wasn’t racist, and he told me not to worry.

After the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, on May 8th, 2018, Tom Tyler remained supportive of me. He wrote a character letter on my behalf for Yale’s General Counsel after Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley falsely charged me with racial harassment on June 5th, 2018. As I continued to keep my advisors apprised of the situation, and the communications between my attorney and Yale’s General Counsel, the months went by, and Tom Tyler became less and less involved, and his assurances of support dwindled. There definitely came a point at which he stopped communicating with me altogether. I was concerned, but I was so overwhelmed with trying to save my life while doing my best not to kill myself, not to mention the fact that I was in hiding and being deluged by death threats, that I just didn’t have the energy to address it.

It wasn’t until I asked Tom Tyler in late spring 2019 to speak with a journalist that I knew definitively that he had abandoned me. He told me matter of factly that he wanted nothing more to do with me. I figured that I knew the reason for his change of heart about me.

Immediately after the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, on May 8th, 2018, Vesla Weaver wrote a patently ridiculous Vox dot com article about me that was nothing but lies. This farce of an article, which she was trying to pass off as scholarship, was heavily promoted, including on social media, by Chris Lebron, who mentioned me by name and described me as an egregious racist. I was in a state of complete shock when I discovered that they had done this.

Both Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron are currently professors at Johns Hopkins University. They were both formerly at Yale University, and Chris Lebron was denied tenure at Yale, which precipitated their subsequent moves to Johns Hopkins. Vesla Weaver is currently a member of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale, and a longtime friend and collaborator of Tracey Meares. Tracey Meares was very public in her denunciations of Yale for having denied Lebron tenure. Both Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron work on the areas of policing and its disparate impact on communities of color, and Lebron also works specifically on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron used me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for Lebron being denied tenure. This was made clear to me by a number of persons inside Yale. Both Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron knew me, and they knew me as an anti-racism activist and graduate student who worked on the subjects of police brutality and implicit bias. I would even go so far as to say that Chris Lebron knew me well at one point. I had worked closely with Chris Lebron at Yale on a couple of explicitly anti-racism conferences, including the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference, honoring the first African American woman in the US to earn a PhD in Philosophy, which she earned at Yale. The point being, that they knew me, they knew I was entirely innocent, and they knew that they were telling disgusting lies about me that put my life in the gravest danger and would very likely get me killed or drive me to suicide.

I know for a fact that Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley contacted Vesla Weaver to ask her to retract the farcical Vox dot com article, or, at least, to correct the many glaring factual errors in the article. I am under no illusions about the fact that Dean Cooley did so to protect Yale, not me. It was clear to her that Vesla Weaver had written the article to use me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for Lebron having been denied tenure. I know for a fact that Vesla Weaver told Dean Cooley that she couldn’t care less about the lies in the article and that she had no intention whatsoever to correct a single error. I know that Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley also contacted Vox dot com to let them know that the article was riddled with gross lies. I believe that Vox dot com agreed to publish subsequent articles that defamed only me to placate Dean Cooley.

I can’t remember exactly when I began to publicly denounce Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron for having used me (an anti-racism graduate student whom they knew and with whom they had worked) as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for Lebron having been denied tenure, but I believe it was around this time that Tom Tyler became ever more distant and cold towards me and began ghosting me.

I presume that Tom Tyler dropped me as an advisee at the behest of Tracey Meares to protect Vesla Weaver, who remains, to this day, a member of the Justice Collaboratory, and a friend and collaborator of Meares.

Recently, another member of the Justice Collaboratory and a Yale Law School Professor, Monica Bell, wrote a disgusting NYU Law Review article that grossly defames me. I almost killed myself when I discovered that she had done this. I was in a complete state of shock. I responded to Monica Bell’s contacting me publicly on Twitter when I discovered the defamatory article and told her that she knew me, and knew I was innocent, and had told disgusting lies about me, and was driving me to suicide, and her response was to stigmatize mental illness and to block me. Blocking me was also the response by Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron when I called them out for having tried to drive me to suicide.

Again, Monica Bell knew me, she knew me as an anti-racism activist, and I had worked with her briefly at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. She knew that I was entirely innocent, and she knew that she was telling disgusting lies about me that would very likely bring about my death by getting me killed or driving me to suicide. I can only assume that she did this to protect the Justice Collaboratory and the members thereof, including Tom Tyler, Tracey Meares, and Vesla Weaver.

After Monica Bell’s recent lying NYU Law Review article, I was prompted to reach out to both Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken and Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels for help in addressing the gross malfeasance and unprofessional misconduct of the Yale Law School Professor members of the Justice Collaboratory, as well as Johns Hopkins Professors Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron. They had all tried to get an innocent anti-racism Yale University graduate student with whom they had worked killed to cover up their own wrongdoing. I never received a response from Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels. The response I received from Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken was chilling. She refused to address the gross misconduct of Yale Law School Professors, and she stigmatized mental illness in doing so. When I responded by asking Dean Gerken to please refer me to the office at Yale Law School that is responsible for responding to the gross misconduct of Yale Law School Professors, she did not respond to me. Likewise, I never received a response to my message to the NYU Law Review, letting them know that Monica Bell had grossly defamed me in her lying article, Anti-Segregation Policing.

The disgusting behavior of the Justice Collaboratory towards me also taints President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Taskforce, of which both Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler were members. Anything having to do with the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School now has zero credibility on policing and police brutality, and this includes the consultancy, 21CP, an offshoot of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Taskforce. No, I do not in any way think it is a coincidence that the Yale Administration used 21CP to create a farcical report on the Yale Campus Police, a report that grossly defames me and is an exercise in how to destroy the life of an innocent anti-racism activist and graduate student, as was Yale’s farce of a Title VI Review Report. They all destroyed their credibility by trying to get an innocent graduate student killed to cover up their own wrongdoing. They destroyed themselves. I’m just telling the simple truth.

At this point, after the disgusting way that I have been treated by Yale and the Yale Law School, no one should send their children there. If you do, you risk the Yale Administration trying to destroy your child’s life for daring to stray a hair from Woke Intersectional Feminism dogma.

I want the whole world to know that in April, 2018, Yale Law School Professor Tom Tyler said some decidedly unWoke things at our end of the academic year dinner for the student Justice Collaboratory members of his lab group. Yes, the above picture is from that very dinner. We were talking about race, and I spoke of having grown up in a racially integrated religious cult, the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I spoke about not learning about or having any understanding of racism, until I was a bit older, in public school. I spoke about how this put me in a strange position in the current cultural climate, especially on college campuses, wherein one is supposed to profess one’s ineluctable indoctrination as a white supremacist in the US. We spoke about implicit bias and the standard implicit bias test (the IAT), and I admitted that I had never taken it, but that I would be very curious to know what my results would be. Tom Tyler encouraged me to take the standard test, which is available online, but he told me not to put too much stock in the results.

I think everyone will be very surprised to learn that Tom Tyler made statements that you might have heard from Amy Wax, the University of Pennsylvania Law Professor who is often under fire in the media for saying that Black students are, generally speaking, academically ill prepared to handle college level work. Tom Tyler said as much.

Tom Tyler said that most US Black high school students are woefully ill prepared to handle college level academic work, and that this is particularly the case at elite colleges like Yale. He said that this is why when you see newspaper stories about a US high school student who was accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools, they are always Black. He said that there are so few Black US high school students who are prepared to handle the academic work at an elite college that all of the Ivy League universities fight over them and are willing to do almost anything to enroll them.

I am telling the simple, honest to God truth. I am sick and tired of the Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School, and the Yale Administration and Police telling disgusting lies about me that put my life in grave danger. I demand that Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken address the gross malfeasance of these Yale Law School Professors.

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My Email to Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken Regarding the Gross Misconduct of Many Members of the Justice Collaboratory, including Tom Tyler, Tracey Meares, Vesla Weaver, and Monica Bell

I just sent the following email to Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken:

Dear Dean Gerken,


It pains me to have to send you this email, but I feel that I have no choice.  

I suspect that you know who I am.  My name is Sarah Braasch, and I am the PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Yale who is the purported villain of the Living or Napping While Black Incident at Yale when in truth I am the entirely innocent victim of the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, and the Yale Administration and Police were complicit therein.

I am guessing that you are aware that I was a member of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, at the time of the Hate Crime Hoax, and Professor Tom Tyler was my advisor.  Professor Tyler was very excited about my social psychological study design on the nature of authority, the nature of legitimacy, and the nature of the relationship between the two.  Moreover, I had been working, for years, with Yale Sterling Law Professor Alan Schwartz, on an agent based computational model and simulations in Matlab of a corporate control market.  The results of our efforts were recently published in the Harvard Business Law Review.  Because my PhD Dissertation is on the philosophical foundations of law, I had been very much a part of the Yale Law School community during my entire experience in the PhD Program in Philosophy at Yale.  

I write to you to unfortunately let you know about the gross malfeasance of many of the members of the Justice Collaboratory.  

Immediately following the Hate Crime Hoax, current Johns Hopkins Professor Vesla Weaver, a current Justice Collaboratory member and longtime friend and collaborator of Tracey Meares, along with one time Yale Professor and also current Johns Hopkins Professor Chris Lebron, used me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for having been denied tenure.  Both Professors Weaver and Lebron knew me and they knew me as a deeply committed anti-racism activist, and I would even go so far as to say that Professor Lebron knew me well at one point.  I had worked closely with Professor Lebron while organizing the explicitly anti-racist conference, the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference at Yale, to honor the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Philosophy at Yale.  

Professor Vesla Weaver wrote a patently ridiculous vox dot com article, which she tried to pass off as scholarship, that was nothing but disgusting lies about me.  Professor Lebron actively promoted the article as scholarship, including on social media, and he explicitly named me and referred to me as an egregious racist.  

I know for a fact that Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley spoke with Professor Weaver and asked her to retract the article, because it was replete with gross inaccuracies.  Please bear in mind that I am under no illusions about the fact that Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley did not do this for my benefit in any way, shape, or form.  She did this to protect Yale, because it was clear to her that Professor Weaver had written this article and used me as a proxy to wreak vengeance upon Yale.  I know for a fact that Professor Vesla Weaver told Dean Cooley that she couldn’t care less about the lies in her article and that she had absolutely no intention of altering a single word.

After I publicly denounced Professors Weaver and Lebron for having abused me, an entirely innocent anti-racism graduate student with whom they had worked, by using me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for having been denied tenure, Professor Tyler dropped me as an advisee, presumably at the behest of Tracey Meares.  Professor Meares had been very public in her denunciations of Yale for these denials of tenure.  And, she is a longtime friend and collaborator of Professor Weaver’s, who remains a member of the Justice Collaboratory.  

Recently, Professor Monica Bell wrote an NYU Law Review article, Anti-Segregation Policing, that names me and grossly defames me.  I had worked briefly with Professor Bell at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.  She knew me and she also knew me as a deeply committed anti-racism activist.  She absolutely knew that she was telling disgusting lies about me that place my life in the gravest danger and that would likely drive me to suicide.  I can only interpret Professor Bell’s actions as an attempt to destroy me and to drive me to suicide to protect the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, including Professor Tyler, Professor Meares, and Professor Weaver.  

I beseech you to please help me.  In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, I have been subjected to yet another global vilification and defamation campaign against me.  I have been in hiding for more than two years.  I have been intermittently suicidal for more than two years.  I have been deluged with death threats and threats of violence for more than two years.  My life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers have been destroyed.  I will never be able to secure gainful employment and support myself.  I can’t even tell you how many times I almost committed suicide, including recently, as the result of being named and defamed in the NY Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and many, many other publications, as well as on social media.  I have endured Twitter mobbing after Twitter mobbing, including recently by one incited by Josie Duffy Rice, the President of The Appeal.  

Please help me regain some semblance of my life and career that were stolen from me.  I am literally begging you.  

I also ask you to address the gross misconduct of the members of the Justice Collaboratory and Yale Law School towards an entirely innocent and dedicated anti-racism Yale graduate school student.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

Sarah Braasch

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My Message to NYU Law Review asking them to retract Monica Bell’s article, Anti-Segregation Policing, which grossly defames me, and which she wrote to drive me to suicide to protect Tyler, Meares, and Weaver of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School

I just sent the following online message to the NYU Law Review (I didn’t copy it before I sent it, so this is to the best of my memory):

Dear NYU Law Review,

It pains me to have to write this message, but I feel compelled to do so. I will be concise here, since this is only an online message, but please contact me at my email address for the full story.

I am asking you to retract Professor Monica Bell’s article, Anti-Segregation Policing, in your most recent issue. This article grossly defames me.

I worked briefly with Professor Bell at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. She knows me, and she knows me as an anti-racism activist. She knows that she was lying about me and endangering an entirely innocent person’s life.

I believe that Professor Bell wrote this article to defame me and to drive me to suicide to protect Professor Tom Tyler, my one time advisor, Tracey Meares, his Co Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, and Vesla Weaver, a Johns Hopkins Professor and current Justice Collaboratory member.

Professor Weaver, along with one time Yale Professor Chris Lebron, currently also at Johns Hopkins, used me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale, because they were upset about not having received tenure at Yale.

Shortly thereafter, after having publicly denounced Professors Weaver and Lebron for having used me so, Professor Tyler dropped me as an advisee, presumably at the behest of Tracey Meares, since Professor Weaver is a long time friend and collaborator of hers.

I believe that Monica Bell wrote this article to defame me and to drive me to suicide and to cover up the gross malfeasance of Tom Tyler, Tracey Meares, Vesla Weaver, and the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Best regards,

Sarah Braasch

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My Email to Johns Hopkins University President Daniels Regarding the Conduct of Professors Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron

I just sent the following email to Johns Hopkins University President Daniels:

Dear President Daniels,


It pains me to have to write this letter to you, but I feel compelled to do so.

My name is Sarah Braasch, and I am the PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Yale who is the purported villain of the Living or Napping While Black Incident at Yale.  In point of fact, I am the entirely innocent victim of the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, and the Yale Administration and Police were complicit.  My life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers were destroyed, I’ve been in hiding for more than 2 years, and I can’t tell you how many times I almost committed suicide.

It pains me to have to tell you that Professors Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron participated, in no small part, in the global vilification and defamation campaign against me.  

Please know that I was a member of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School at the time of the Hate Crime Hoax, and Tom Tyler, the father of Procedural Justice, was my advisor.  Of course, Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler, the Co Directors of the Justice Collaboratory, were both part of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  Vesla Weaver, a longtime friend and collaborator of Meares, is currently a member of the Justice Collaboratory.

Additionally, I organized an explicitly anti-racism conference with my advisor, Jason Stanley, the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference, honoring the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in Philosophy at Yale.  I worked closely with Professor Lebron while organizing this conference.  
Both Professors Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron knew me, and I would even say that Professor Lebron knew me well at one point, and they both knew me as a profoundly committed anti-racism activist.  Moreover, I was a graduate student working with them as faculty.

Their betrayal of me devastated me.  

After the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, Professors Weaver and Lebron used me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale, because they were angry that Professor Lebron had been denied tenure at Yale.  They knew that they were telling disgusting lies about me that were endangering my life and destroying my lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers.  They didn’t care about destroying an entirely innocent anti-racism graduate student; they only cared about getting revenge against Yale.

Professor Weaver wrote a patently ridiculous vox dot com article, which she tried to pass off as scholarship.  Chris Lebron actively promoted this article, including on social media, and he explicitly named me as an egregious racist when doing so.  I was in a state of shock.  I know for a fact that Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley contacted Professor Weaver, to ask her to retract her ridiculous article, because it was riddled with lies, not, mind you, to help me, but only to protect Yale, because it was clear that Professor Weaver had written this article and used me to wreak vengeance upon Yale.  I know for a fact that Professor Vesla Weaver told Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley that she had ZERO intention of altering a single word of her ridiculous and grossly defamatory vox dot com article.  

I cannot express the devastation I felt at being used in this way and betrayed by two Professors with whom I had worked as an anti-racism activist.  I am still struggling to regain some semblance of my life and career.  In the wake of George Floyd’s death, I have had to endure yet another global vilification and defamation campaign against me.  I have had to go back into hiding to save my life.  I have been deluged by death threats and threats of violence again.  I have been intermittently suicidal for the past two years.  

I beg you to help me save my life and human and civil rights career.  Please help me.  I don’t know what else to do.  

I also thought you needed to know that this is how two Professors at Johns Hopkins treat a graduate student whom they knew and with whom they had worked.  I do not think that Professors Weaver and Lebron should be allowed to work with graduate students.  I do not think that they should be allowed to continue to pretend that they care about Racism and Police Brutality.  I do not think that they should be allowed to continue as Professors at Johns Hopkins.  They disgrace the legacy of Johns Hopkins.  

Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Best regards,

Sarah Braasch

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar just signed my death warrant in the LA Times

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar just signed my death warrant in the LA Times.

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I just sent this email to Yale President Peter Salovey, BEGGING him to save my life:

I just sent the following email to Yale President Peter Salovey:

President Salovey,

I am afraid for my life.  I am begging you to save my life and tell the TRUTH finally about the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale.

I believe that I will be killed soon, if you do not make a public statement exonerating me and apologizing to me.

I don’t know what else to do.

Please do the right thing finally and tell the TRUTH and save my life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers.

Sarah Braasch

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Part I: Two Sets of Emails (NEW!) from Yale General Counsel that PROVE the Yale Admin LIED about the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale AND that Yale Campus Police Chief Ronnell Higgins perjured himself at the CT FOIA Commission Hearing

Below you will find two links to the pdfs of a set of emails sent by Yale’s General Counsel to my then attorney in the summer of 2018. I hadn’t read these emails until recently, so I didn’t realize until recently that these emails include new emails that PROVE that the Yale Admin, including Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley and Yale Graduate School Diversity Dean and Title IX Coordinator Michelle Nearon LIED about the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax. This set of emails also includes emails that PROVE that Yale Campus Police Chief Ronnell Higgins perjured himself at the CT Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Commission Hearing on November 4th, 2019, in downtown Hartford, CT.

On page 5 of the pdf of the first batch of emails, there is an email from the Resident Coordinators to Yale Housing Managers Beth Bishop and Kate St. Marie on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, at 10:43 pm. I think this email provides strong corroboration of my claim that the Resident Coordinators of the Hall of Graduate Studies (my Yale dormitory) were complicit in the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax, were very likely friends of Lolade Siyonbola and Jean Louis Reneson, were very likely present for the event on the evening of Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and may have even participated in the harassment I experienced that evening. I also think this email shows that I was widely known and despised across campus, including by the Resident Coordinators of the Hall of Graduate Studies, because I stood up for the Federal Civil Rights of an Evangelical black man at Yale during my 1st year in the PhD Program in Philosophy, in Spring 2015, and I was branded an anti-LGBTQ bigot for having done so.

In this email, the Resident Coordinators say that they didn’t have a chance to meet with me on the evening of Saturday, February 24th, 2018. I believe that this is a lie. In this and other emails, they make clear that they were able to speak with everyone besides me. They spoke with the Yale Campus Police officers, whom I now believe never even came to the 12th floor of the tower of the Hall of Graduate Studies, because I never heard them. They spoke with Lolade Siyonbola and Jean Louis Reneson. But, they never bothered to knock on my door to speak with me. Please note that I sent my email to the Resident Coordinators at 6:28 pm, while I was still being harassed. The Resident Coordinators didn’t bother to respond until after 10 pm that evening. I was in my dorm room that entire time. They could have knocked on my door at any point. They had ample time to come speak with me.

Next, the Resident Coordinators make clear to the Yale Housing Managers that they regard me as the guilty party, an opinion that they formed without ever speaking with me. They also make clear, I believe, that they knew about the Spring 2015 incident, and that they regarded me as an anti-LGBTQ bigot. They tell the Yale Housing Managers that this isn’t the first time I had been involved in something like this, and they state that they don’t wish to meet with me alone. Then, they state that the other students involved feel very aggrieved about what happened. I believe, after my complaint about the harassment at 6:28 pm, that the Resident Coordinators of the Hall of Graduate Studies, Esther Sosa and Grant Mandigora, developed a plan of attack with Lolade Siyonbola and Jean Louis Reneson. I think they decided to falsely accuse me of racism, to deflect from the fact that they had been harassing me.

Please remember that when I met with Yale Housing Managers, Beth Bishop and Kate St. Marie on Monday, February 26th, 2018, they fully exonerated me for the incident on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. They told me that I had done nothing wrong. They told me that I was the only person who had done nothing wrong. They told me that they would deal with all of the other presumed students involved, including the students who had been harassing me that evening. They told me that they were very upset with the way that the Resident Coordinators had handled the situation. They told me that the Resident Coordinators would be reprimanded. Beth Bishop also told me that she would be more than happy to close the 12th floor common room, if it was becoming a problem. The Yale Housing Managers told me to return to my dissertation and not to give what had happened on Saturday another thought. I was perfectly happy to drop the issue. I had no interest in getting anyone in trouble, as I told the Yale Housing Managers. I simply wished to be left alone and in peace to complete my Saving the World project, my PhD Dissertation.

I want everyone to remember that Lolade Siyonbola and Jean Louis Reneson wrote a letter to Yale Graduate School Diversity Dean and Graduate School Title IX Coordinator Michelle Nearon, to which she refers in these emails, in which they accused me of having perpetrated a racist hate crime comparable to a LYNCHING. This was a ridiculous and obviously false charge. There is no way that Dean Nearon did not KNOW that this was a completely ridiculous and false charge. Yale Housing Director George Longyear told me that this letter had been written to Dean Nearon. I was not allowed to see this letter nor know what it was that I was being accused of having said or done that was racist until the end of June, 2018. I was falsely charged with racial harassment on June 5th, 2018, by Yale Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley. I questioned the veracity of the version of the letter which I received at the end of June, 2018, because it was addressed to Yale Housing Director George Longyear. I believe that this was changed, in an effort to protect Dean Nearon and the Yale Administration from legal liability. I believe that the emails below corroborate this point. Notice how Dean Nearon discusses how she need not give me the letter.

I’ll stop here for now. I have much, much more to say about these emails. Stay tuned for subsequent parts of this blog post.

Here is the first batch of emails sent by Yale General Counsel to my then attorney in the summer of 2018:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e9d59069afed100170cbae5

Here is the second batch of emails sent by Yale General Counsel to my then attorney in the summer of 2018:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e9d5b609afed100170cbb8e

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Another Email with Jennifer Bardi, the Editor of the American Humanist Association’s The Humanist Magazine in 2010, including a brief news piece about Ni Putes Ni Soumises

I have decided to post the pdfs of the entirety of my email correspondence, that I still possess, with Jennifer Bardi, the Editor of the American Humanist Association’s The Humanist Magazine in 2010 and 2011. The American Humanist Association, and, in particular, Jennifer Bardi, created a cottage industry out of trying to get me killed and trying to destroy my life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers in 2018. She LIED about everything, including the extent of her involvement in crafting the pieces I wrote for her, her mentorship relationship with me, and the fact that she absolutely loved and lauded the pieces I wrote for her, and the fact that she knew me as a human and civil rights activist who would never engage in racism ever. She knew every word she printed about me in 2018 was a complete and utter lie. She knew that there was absolutely nothing racist about the pieces I wrote for her in 2009-2011, for The Humanist Magazine, which is why she had to remove them from the site, so that people wouldn’t be able to read them and see that there was absolutely nothing racist about those anti-oppression essays. I am shocked that she has not yet resigned in abject shame for what she did to me. She almost got me killed for moral outrage industry profit and gain. She should be utterly ashamed of herself. She should publicly apologize to me. She should beg my forgiveness for what she did to me.

This is another email in my correspondence with Jennifer Bardi that I still possess. This is an email wherein I send her a brief news piece and pictures of an activist effort by Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Jennifer Bardi had asked me to send her pieces from France while I was working with Ni Putes Ni Soumises. She was very interested in their work, especially their pro burqa ban efforts. Ni Putes Ni Soumises seems to be on its way out, which makes me sad. It was a fierce women’s rights organization comprised primarily of women from the ghettoized predominantly Muslim immigrant suburbs surrounding the major cities of France, which fought against cultural relativism and obscurantism as part of their mission.

Yes, it is super weird to read something you wrote ten years ago and haven’t looked at since. I don’t recommend it. But, here we go.

Here is the email:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e96417935e7b60017c731fc

Here is the brief news piece, including pictures of a protest by Ni Putes Ni Soumises, written in January, 2010:

01 17 10

Paris, France

Ni Putes Ni Soumises Organizes a Protest for Rayhana

By Sarah Braasch

Rayhana, a French-Algerian playwright and actress, was attacked last week in front of the theater in Paris where she is performing her provocative play, “At My Age, I Still Hide My Smoking”.  Rayhana speaks out against Islamism and obscurantism and the Muslim culture of female oppression in Algeria.  Her play takes place in a hammam in Algeria and portrays nine women sitting together and discussing their daily lives.  The two men who attacked Rayhana grabbed her from behind, forcing her to the ground, and poured gasoline over her head and in her face, momentarily blinding her, and then attempted to set her on fire by throwing a lit cigarette on top of her head. Prior to this incident, Rayhana had been harassed verbally.  Despite the attack and the threats of violence, Rayhana is determined to continue performing her play.  She has received many offers to stage performances from theaters throughout France, in response to this outrageous criminal act.  

Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores Nor Submissives), a French women’s rights organization that condemns cultural relativism and fights for women’s rights as universal human rights without compromise, organized a protest to support Rayhana on Saturday afternoon, January 16th.  A huge crowd assembled in front of the theater, la Maison des Métallos, where Rayhana is performing her play.  The crowd included women’s rights activists, government officials and representatives from some of France’s political parties.  Sihem Habchi, the President of Ni Putes Ni Soumises, condemned the attack on Rayhana and proclaimed, “It is her job to be in the theater and our job to be in the streets.”

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My First Email with Jennifer Bardi, the Editor of the American Humanist Association’s The Humanist Magazine in 2010, including the never published piece Sexual Objectification Tourism about Ni Putes Ni Soumises and the Burqa Ban

I have decided to post the pdfs of the entirety of my email correspondence, that I still possess, with Jennifer Bardi, the Editor of the American Humanist Association’s The Humanist Magazine in 2010 and 2011. The American Humanist Association, and, in particular, Jennifer Bardi, created a cottage industry out of trying to get me killed and trying to destroy my life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers in 2018. She LIED about everything, including the extent of her involvement in crafting the pieces I wrote for her, her mentorship relationship with me, and the fact that she absolutely loved and lauded the pieces I wrote for her, and the fact that she knew me as a human and civil rights activist who would never engage in racism ever. She knew every word she printed about me in 2018 was a complete and utter lie. She knew that there was absolutely nothing racist about the pieces I wrote for her in 2009-2011, for The Humanist Magazine, which is why she had to remove them from the site, so that people wouldn’t be able to read them and see that there was absolutely nothing racist about those anti-oppression essays. I am shocked that she has not yet resigned in abject shame for what she did to me. She almost got me killed for moral outrage industry profit and gain. She should be utterly ashamed of herself. She should publicly apologize to me. She should beg my forgiveness for what she did to me.

This is the first email in my correspondence with Jennifer Bardi that I still possess. This first email is pretty bland, but it includes the never published piece, Sexual Objectification Tourism, about cultural relativism and obscurantism, and Western attitudes thereto, and Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Ni Putes Ni Soumises seems to be on its way out, which makes me sad. It was a fierce women’s rights organization comprised primarily of women from the ghettoized predominantly Muslim immigrant suburbs surrounding the major cities of France, which fought against cultural relativism and obscurantism as part of their mission.

Yes, it is super weird to read something you wrote ten years ago and haven’t looked at since. I don’t recommend it. But, here we go.

Here is the email:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e956e5949a4980017783532

Here is the never before seen piece, Sexual Objectification Tourism, written in January, 2010:

Sexual Objectification Tourism

By Sarah Braasch (January 2010)

YOUNG, EDUCATED WESTERN WOMEN DESPERATELY SEEKING SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION BY MUSLIM MEN TO PROVE THEIR CULTURAL RELATIVISM STREET CRED

I had a conversation with someone recently that disgusted me to my very core.  I was so shocked, and left in such a state of dismay and disarray, that I didn’t respond as I wish I would have.  

So, I’m responding now.  

(I may or may not have altered some or all of the identifying characteristics of those described below.)

I have been working as a Fellow at Ni Putes Ni Soumises (NPNS) in Paris, France.  Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores Nor Submissives) is a women’s rights organization that espouses an uncompromising approach to women’s rights as universal human rights.  They unequivocally condemn cultural relativism and obscurantism.  They support the potential burqa ban in France.

NPNS recently held their annual fall conference, or Universités Populaires, in Paris.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the conference in its entirety.  I was particularly looking forward to a panel discussion / debate on the anticipated burqa ban.  

NPNS lined up a virtual pantheon of women’s rights luminaries to participate in the conversation.  I was especially excited to listen to Lubna Al Hussein, the Sudanese journalist who had risked 40 lashes of a whip and imprisonment for wearing pants in Khartoum, as well as Amal Basha, the fearless Yemeni women’s rights activist, and Elisabeth Badinter, the famed French feminist philosopher.  The panel was, admittedly, pro burqa ban contingent heavy.  I had no problem with this, as I am also pro burqa ban.

While we waited for the debate to begin, a colleague and I struck up a conversation with a young woman seated next to us.  She was a lovely, young American woman of European descent from the Pacific Northwest.  She was well educated.  She was mildly Christian.  She spoke both French and Arabic.  She was studying Linguistics and Middle Eastern Studies at school.  

She was decidedly anti burqa ban.  She stated unequivocally that anyone with the gall to suggest to a woman that she shouldn’t be wearing a veil or headscarf should and could and would get a “beat-down”.  Not by the woman, of course, but by her male protector.  She said this with an edge of barely veiled violence, almost as a threat.  

Her fount of authority on all issues hijab and niqab and burqa:  her recent study abroad experience in Egypt.  She insisted that Egyptian women regard the hijab as a fashion statement. She averred that women don the hijab as an expression of defiance towards Western oppression.  She bragged about wearing the hijab herself to, “keep the heat off”.  And, without a hint of irony, she spoke about the hijab being a symbol of the lower classes, disdained by elitist upper class women, and employed as a tool of class segregation and marginalization.  

I suggested that imposing Islamic dress codes upon women might have more to do with the identity politics of the Muslim Brotherhood or the Wahhabization of Egypt than women’s fashion choices.  I decried the loss of Cairo as an international capital of culture and freethought, as well as the exponentially increasing severity of the restrictions being forced upon women by their families and their communities. I cited the numerous recent articles in the international press describing the near total loss of the café and lounge culture of prior decades, how even hotels and towns that cater to tourists are afraid to serve alcohol, how the niqab has spread like a virus, how the Islamists threaten the new library at Alexandria as un-Islamic, and how women are afraid to leave their homes, due to the ubiquity of undeterred physical and verbal sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo.  

I referred to a study in Egypt that indicated that around 85% of Egyptian women claim sexual abuse in public and around 95% of foreign women claim the same.  The men who responded to the study felt no shame and were very happy to admit their transgressions.  Additionally, it appeared that veiled women were actually targets of these crimes. The perpetrators apparently believed that they would be too meek or too ashamed to defend themselves or to speak out. 

She feigned ignorance about the politicization of the veil and the Islamization of Egypt.  She actually stated that she felt that Egyptian society was becoming more liberal and open, not less.  But, it was her response to my claims of the rampant, public sexual abuse of women in Egypt that left me verbally paralyzed, verbally stricken by utter revulsion.  

She not only concurred, she relished the thought.  A huge smile spread across her face.  She gleefully recounted her own experiences as a victim of sexual harassment.  

“It’s true.  You wouldn’t believe the things that happened to me.  This one time, this guy masturbated to me, right in public, right on the street, right in front of me.”

As she described this horrific account of sexual violence, she looked fit to burst with pride.  She even made the universally recognized hand gesture for a masturbating male.  

“But, they know they shouldn’t be doing it.  They know it’s wrong.  Yeah, it makes no difference whether or not you wear the hijab.”

I just stared at her, completely and wholly incredulous.  

She continued, “Yeah, this one time, I was in a taxi, and the taxi driver started saying really disgusting things to me, and I made him pull over and let me out.  And, he took off, but I ran up to this group of men, and I told them what he said and did, and they wanted to run after him.  And, the taxi was long gone, but they still tried to run after the taxi.  They wanted to get him and beat him for treating me like that.  They were so upset.  In the US, I feel like you could tell someone, and no one would care.  They would just be like whatever.”

The debate began at that moment.  Listening to Elisabeth Badinter, Lubna Al Hussein and Amal Basha was like a soothing tonic to counteract the lugubrious effects of this young woman’s bizarre ode to the sexual objectification of women.  But, as the debate continued, I kept thinking of how I would have liked to respond to her polemic.  Her absurd assertions kept intruding on my thoughts.  I was furious with her for keeping me from enjoying the discussion on stage.

How could she say these things?  Those men were not offering themselves up as her protectors and defenders out of a sense of magnanimous altruism.  She offered herself up as sexual property.  They were offended that a lowly taxi driver should consider himself entitled to that which obviously belonged to them.  Did she really think a society in which women require protection as the sexual and reproductive property of the men in their families and communities was to be preferred over a society that offers judicial and legal and police protections?  

The young men who harassed her in the street, who masturbated in front of her in plain view didn’t “know” that their behavior was wrong. They had no deterrent whatsoever. She was the transgressor, not them. They were punishing her for violating their religious mores.  She had ventured out into the street un-chaperoned by a man.  She was free for the taking.  She was unclaimed sexual goods.  

Sure, women in the US have to take care of themselves, just like everyone else.  But just like everyone else, they may claim judicial, legal and police protections. They may claim equal protection under the law and the Constitution.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather be protected by the Constitution than my brother or my father.  That’s the thing about relying upon people instead of institutions.  People are far too fickle and self-serving and cruel for my tastes.  Societies require strong institutions to inhibit them from devolving into religious Darwinism.  

But, she’s not the only one.  I’ve known so many other young women just like her.  This deranged cross-cultural rhetoric of misogyny apologetics is nothing new.  Everyone is drinking the cultural relativism Kool-Aid nowadays.  I even experienced this phenomenon among the students within the human rights program at my law school.  Everyone is competing for the cultural relativism / obscurantism paragon prize.  The attitude is this:  I’m so multi-cultural; I’m so tolerant of other cultures, that I will even subject myself to sexual victimization and then laugh it off and apologize it away like a shrunken human head in a curio shop on the boardwalk.  

I think this is nothing more than condescending claptrap. This is just more othering of the savages, the barbarians, the primitives.  The Muslim world as a petting zoo of exotic, untamed beasts for young Western women.  They get to play at Muslim handmaiden for three months or six months or a year before heading back to civilization to regale their cohorts and classmates with wild tales of their foreign adventures in hinterlands.  Then they bandy these experiences about as if they bestow upon them some sort of authority to speak on behalf of all Muslim women.  They apologize for the sexual violence perpetrated against Muslim women on behalf of all Muslim women.  It disgusts me.  

And, it shames me.  Because I didn’t have more courage to speak out against this practice more forcefully than I did while I was in law school.  And, I didn’t have the courage to speak out about my own experiences more forcefully than I did.  I knew I would be denounced as a racist Western cultural imperialist.  And, I was so denounced.  

I spent a summer in Rabat, Morocco working for a human rights organization as a legal intern during my first year of law school.  I was admittedly naïve and didn’t take the necessary precautions to protect myself.  I was appalled by the sexual harassment I experienced, but I was determined to stay.  I placed myself in the protection of a group of young men who worked in the city center.

When I returned to school in the fall, I was scared to tell anyone what had happened to me.  I was really scared to tell anyone how I had dealt with the situation.  I held back.  I knew everyone wanted to hear how wonderful it was, how wonderfully I was treated, how wonderful the culture is, the people.  I didn’t lie; I never lied.  But, I didn’t paint the complete picture either.  I knew I would be condemned for my lack of cultural sensitivity, for my inability to assimilate.  

About a year later, I wrote a short piece about my summer in Morocco, which found its way online.  It is unflinchingly honest and frank.  It rails against cultural relativism apologetics.  The essay continues to elicit strong reactions, both pro and con.  The con element includes a lot of blaming the victim tactics.  My detractors condemn me as hysterical; they condemn me for not speaking Arabic; they condemn me for not wearing the hijab; they condemn me for wearing Western attire.  Often they suggest that I imagined or fantasized the whole thing.  Or that I asked for it by placing myself in a dangerous situation.  Or that I must have been dressed provocatively.  Or that I planned to write a derisive piece from the get go, and I sought out risky situations.  Or that I behaved provocatively.  Or that I was a sex tourist.  Or that I am just a racist Western imperialist bitch.  

For those searching out racism, look no further than the fetishizing and sexualizing of foreign cultures and countries as exotic nether regions and bastions of savage barbarity.  For those seeking to lower the racism club, turn your thoughts to those who regard the “East”, the “South”, the Arab world or developing nations as incapable of grasping the concept of human dignity.  For those eager to crack the racism whip, direct your righteous rage at the women touting their experiences of sexual victimization in Arab countries as authority to apologize on behalf of all atrocities perpetrated against women because of Islam. 

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Link to Yet Another Email Exchange with the Yale Admin, Yale Housing, and the Yale Campus Police on May 8th, 2018, WHILE THE YPD WERE STILL THERE, that Proves that They LIED about the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale

Below you will find a link to the pdf of another email exchange with the Yale Campus Police, Yale Housing, and the Yale Administration on May 8th, 2018, INCLUDING EMAILS WHILE THE YPD WERE STILL THERE that prove that they LIED about the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale.

It is clear from this email exchange that Yale KNEW that I was entirely innocent. They knew that I had been harassed all semester by Lolade Siyonbola and Jean Louis Reneson in my isolated dorm room at the top of a tower in my Yale dormitory, the Hall of Graduate Studies. They had told me all semester, via Yale Provost Stephanie Spangler, that it was always OK for me to call the Yale Campus Police for any reason whatsoever. They 100% KNEW that I did not call the non emergency helpline of the Yale Campus Police on May 8th, 2018, for any reason other than a reasonable concern for my personal safety. Therefore, I can only interpret Yale’s disgusting LIES about me after the Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax as meant to destroy my life and lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers and to drive me to suicide, to cover up their own wrongdoing.

It is clear from this email exchange that I had no idea yet that I had been filmed. It is clear from this email exchange that I had no idea yet that my life had already been destroyed, because Lolade Siyonbola had immediately distributed the video of me that was the grossest violation of my privacy and meant to publicly shame me for my mental health disabilities. It is clear from this email exchange that I still believed that I could rectify the situation, because I knew that Yale knew the truth about what had occurred. It came as a complete shock to me when I later saw the public statements that Yale chose to release about me, which were, of course, nothing but LIES.

Here is my email exchange with the Yale Campus Police, the Yale Administration, and Yale Housing on May 8th, 2018. There are many more emails to follow. I will continue by posting the rest of the emails between myself and Yale Housing and the Yale Administration and the Yale Campus Police on May 8th, 2018:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e8319b884a8c8001106ba72

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