Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yale's June Chu Statement Analyzed: Is She Penitent?

A  dean at Yale University who championed multicultural sensitivity has been "outed" for her racist remarks.

Once caught, she has issued an apology.  

Analysis Question:  What is the quality of the apology?

Taking Responsibility in Statement Analysis

There is a difference with one taking responsibility and one stating the taking of responsibility.  

Next, there is a difference between the use of the term "full responsibility" which critics often ask, 

"What does that even mean?"

Often the mea culpa is low on mea and consequences are not accepted.  

Remember:  taking responsibility and the the verbalized perception of this are two separate things. 

"I was wrong.  I am sorry" is taking responsibility for being wrong and giving remorse.  

"I am fully responsible for..." is a statement to communicate responsibility.  It does not necessarily mean the subject has taken responsibility.  It is often used when caught.  Being "responsible" as a confession is unnecessary (1) and sensitive via the use of "fully" (2)

Deceptive people linguistically move away from responsibility, even when claiming ownership.  

This is similar to the theme of "I'm telling you" versus actually stating something.  The latter is strong, while the former is to engage the speed of transmission of words with additional effort to preface a statement.  

Words Reveal Us All

We look for four elements from our words in which a portrait emerges.  Our background (1) including sex, race and age emerges as does the things we experienced (2) in life.  These are things that touched us and are with us, to the point of influencing our words. Our education and intelligence is readily seen in our words.   Our priority (3) emerges from a statement (including multiple priorities) and lastly, and perhaps most importantly, our words reveal our personality traits.  We are known by our words. 

Is she penitent? 

We need a definition for our purposes of truth seeking.  

What is racism?  

Racism is the arbitrary employment of race as a point of illicit or inappropriate discrimination and/or personal malice.  Racism is the personal hatred, for example,  held against a specific race, due to race, itself, not the characteristics of a person. 

Racism is personal and it can be institutionalized by politicians, just  as it can, and is, exploited.  

For example, one may dislike or disapprove of a cultural distinctive while maintaining no personal malice towards people of a specific race.  You may dislike Celtic music, but it does not mean you despise the descendants from which the music arose.  Disliking a cultural distinctive is not irrational fear, moral dearth, or, in today's political-speak:  being a nazi.  It is discrimination in taste.  In ancient language, racism was called a "respecter of faces", that is, the skin pigmentation which, having no bearing on a person's character, is called "arbitrary."  It is not rational or intelligent.  

Racism Institutionalized 

To deny one equality of opportunity (not equality of outcome) based upon race is an example of institutionalized racism.  

In the United States, this is mostly illegal.  (Exception:  the denial of opportunity is constituted by politicians.  Here, they can deny someone employment opportunity based upon race called "affirmative action."  The need to call it "affirmative", itself, indicates the negative consequence attendant.)  

It is without sense in a free market because if the goal is outcome the thriving business, for example, is going to seek talent, not pigmentation.  

Our Words Reveal Us All.  

She does give us insight into her personality through her reviews.  In this sense, all communication is "autobiographical.

 has apologized for her “insensitive” Yelp reviews of restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, including hot takes on what “white trash” customers would find tasty and employees she blasted as “barely educated morons.”

June Chu, dean of Yale’s Pierson College, apologized for the offending reviews, which had been circulating among students for several months, after the Yale Daily News published screenshots on Saturday.

“To put it quite simply: If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you!” 

Chu wrote in one review of a Japanese restaurant. “This establishment is definitely not authentic by any stretch of any imagination and perfect for those low class folks who believe this is a real night out. Over salted and greasy food. Side note: employees are Chinese, not Japanese.”

The popular divisive "identity politics" is not lost on her.  Note the order:   

“Remember: I am Asian.  I know mocha. These are not good and overpriced. They are ice cream mocha which are small in size and easily become freezer burned if not stored well … I guess if you were a white person who has clue what mocha is, this would be fine for you.”

In another review of a movie theater, Chu called the employees there “barely educated morons trying to manage snack orders for the obese” while trying to do simple math.

Is she an "elitist" who empower politicians to decide what is best for citizens?

Does she feel entitled? 

“Unfortunately it’s this or the Hanover Nugget but heaven forbid the Nugget get movies which pander to the masses.  You’ve got no choice and like a fool I remain in line with all the other idiots.”

Chu continued: “Be kind my ass. I pay for my ticket and decent customer service. Decent. I’m not asking for stellar. I’m asking for a bare minimum of competence.”

Chu, whose Yelp account has since been deleted, sent an email to students at Yale’s largest residential college to apologize for her “insensitive” reviews and admitted they were out of line.  This is where we see her apology.

Expected:  "I was wrong.  I am sorry." 

We must see her in the statement via the pronoun "I" and we seek short, powerful thought.  Excessive words weaken the statement.  A use of the plural pronoun (and sometimes, contextually, the 2nd person) indicates a psychological need to not be left alone with guilt.  This is something parents learn early from their children.

“I have learned a lot this semester about the power of words and about the accountability that we owe one another.  My remarks were wrong. There are no two ways about it. Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

This is instructive for psycho-linguistic profiling in advanced Statement Analysis. 


1.  She has learned a lot, with the additional time element verb, "have learned."  This is a subtle weakness given the expectation. 

2.  She began with "I" regarding learning, but turns to the audience (including herself) with "we."  She is not alone in what "we" owe each other; not what she owes to others.

Question:   Was she wrong?

Answer:  No. 

She was not wrong; her words were wrong.  This is to give life to words by a subtle removal of herself from it.  

She no longer addresses herself:  she addresses her words with the pronoun "they."

"They" is highlighted in red, not because there is a plurality of people (there isn't) but because this is a strong psychological distancing from personal responsibility. It is not that her brain processed and dictated to her tongue, it is as if her words are the guilty parties here. 

My remarks were wrong

Next, it is not her words that were wrong, but "remarks." 

Her thoughts were not wrong, nor were her words. 

What is the difference?

"Remarks" is a form of minimization.  These were not "remarks"; that is, casual off the cuff words we wish we could take back;  this was a written review by a very intelligent subject.  

3.  NTP

"Need to Persuade" is a common term in analyzing statements.  Rather than say, 

"I was wrong.  I am sorry.  Please forgive me."  She has a need to persuade. 

This need expresses weakness but specifically, what does she wish us to be persuaded of?

That her words were 'really' wrong. 

Reading her words we need no such persuasion.  This is unnecessary (*) to include, but only unnecessary for us.  She, herself, has a psychological need to convince her audience that she is not a racist.  

Additional words are important. 

Additional and unnecessary words are even more important (sensitive) to the analysis.  

4.  Further Distancing Language 

Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

She was not insensitive; "they" were insensitive; her words.  This is to divorce her from her words. 

We are the only created beings with complicated language to communicate.  Here, she gives us much insight into her 'ownership' of her apology.  

She was not insensitive, the words were. 

She did not demean others. 

5.  Pedantic lecture and virtue signaling

Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

6.  Narcissist 

Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

Question:  To whom were these words insensitive towards?

Question:  To whom were these words demeaning towards?

The answer to both is found in her language. 

She was not insensitive nor demean white people, people with less education or intelligence then herself:

The words, which, in her verbalized perception of reality, did not belong to her, and they have insulted her.  

"They", the words, were insensitive and demeaning to the values, to which "I", hold "myself,"

Question:  Who is the victim?

Answer:  the holder of the values, June Chu, herself. 

Analysis Conclusion:

The subject does not take ownership of her racism.  She blames the words, even while minimizing the words into "remarks" and holds to racist and elitist ideology. 

Her words strongly indicate narcissistic traits. 

It is very likely that white students, in particular, have a strong sense of her racism and condescending demeanor.  The hypocrisy of her position and remarks is affirmed by the analysis of her "mea culpa" in which she, herself, is a victim of "words."  

This is similar to the techniques of both politicians and MSM with such things as:

"Truck attacks Germans..." seen in the need to give inanimate objects personal responsibility in order to alleviate human responsibility, while attempting to protect political decision makers. 

To use modern phrases in history:

"Planes attack Pearl Harbor.  Calls for planes to be outlawed were heard on Capital Hill today..."  

Substitute knives, guns, acid, etc.  

Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway said he and other administrators decided Chu should email students after they wrestled “with how to do the right thing,” he told the Yale Daily News.

“I’ve not asked for her resignation, and neither has [Pierson College Head Stephen Davis],” Holloway said. “She’s terribly sorry, and I think she’s doing exactly the right thing by saying, I’ve learned from this, I want to stand by all of you and I hope that you’ll stand by me as well.”

One can only question if these "remarks" were directed towards a different race would there have been a different outcome.  Although readers here are not likely to be offended by her racist views, (most may find it ironic or typical)  her statement is valuable for insight for those who wish to study statement analysis with the eventual goal of deception detection, content analysis and psycho-linguistic profiling. 

Our words reveal our background, experiences, priorities and our personality traits.  This is essential for investigators just as it is for hiring.  

Or, just to have your son or daughter avoid her class.  

The student and faculty reaction, however, is consistent with the identity politics creation of eternal victimization and insult.  The article continues: 

Some students, however, weren’t so moved.

“I will never be able to look at her the same way,” one unidentified student told the  student newspaper. “She needs to formally apologize in person to the college. Dean Chu is trained in human development and psychology so [she] should clearly understand the gravity of her actions, yet the fact that she would put such things on the internet shows that she really should not be in a position of advising students.”
Chu, meanwhile, declined to comment specifically on the reviews when reached by the student newspaper.

I am concerned about the shadow that my actions have thrown on my efforts to create an environment in Pierson that respects everyone, and I am especially concerned that it could prevent anyone from coming to me for the support that I offer to all Pierson students,” Chu wrote. “I see that I now have work to do to repair the trust you have all shown me.”

Chu, according to her Pierson biography, has a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California-Davis. She joined the college after serving as an assistant dean of undergraduate students at Dartmouth College. During high school, Chu also worked in a summer program at the Yale Daily News, the same student newspaper that exposed her controversial reviews.


Unknown said...

"................. Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”

to the end she is subliminally blaming the reader for being racist by interpenetrating her "remarks" in such a way.

C5H11ONO said...

The university that issued her PhD in social psychology should revoke it immediately.

Anonymous said...

Do narcissists disassociate themselves from everything that might bring them harm, even their own words?

Tania Cadogan said...

Off topic.

The body of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was found with a single gunshot wound inside a stolen car in Gluckstadt, Mississippi, according to multiple local media reports.

Frazier, the subject of an Amber Alert that was subsequently cancelled, is believed to have been found inside the vehicle on Gluckstadt Road at a dead end behind the ABC warehouse.

The child was last seen Thursday morning at about 1:15 at the Kroger at 4910 I-55 North in Jackson before he was allegedly kidnapped, reports WMC News5.

Police say #KingstonFrazier died. 😔He was abducted from a grocery store parking lot in #Jackson and shot in the head.
— Brittany Noble-Jones (@noblejonesontv) May 18, 2017

According to the Clarion-Ledger, his mom, Ebony Archie, arrived at Kroger and ran inside the store for a few minutes, leaving her car running and the boy inside.

Within a short time, authorities say two subjects pulled up to Archie's Honda.

Authorities also told the Clarion-Ledger that the second vehicle involved is a light-colored, two-door sedan, possibly a Honda Civic with a dent on the rear passenger side.

The passenger of the Honda, a 6-foot-tall black male, got out of his car and jumped in Archie's car with the child inside. Both cars sped away.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

Is it just me or does anyone else find this suspicious?

Who would turn a car jacking/car theft into a homicide by killing a 6 year old who was inside the car at the time?
Who would risk a few years in jail for LWOP or the death penalty?

Carjacking to homicide is a whole different ball game, what happened that would cause them to commit such a heinous crime?
Is there something we are not being told?

C5H11ONO said...

What also has become evident from this individuals "remarks" about various establishments is that she has NOT provided any kind of Yelp rating on any black-owned establishments. Coming from someone that has a PhD in Social Psychology that has only been to white establishments is astonishing. As a doctor in social psychology, it would behoove one to actually go to diverse establishments. Talk about racism. "Yup, she don't go to black places." It is interesting to note that she has vocalized her racism but I feel the hidden racism she has inside is far more dangerous. It appears that black folks are useful idiots to push her agenda.

Unknown said...

She actually portrayed herself as the victim of her own actions more than once here. Its unbelievable. Why is she still teaching?

Unknown said...

Was that your takeway? I'm not getting it.

Unknown said...

Very rare, I believe. Unless the child and mother were targeted. The carjacking ruse has been used way too many times.

Anonymous said...

This is a woman who spends her entire time surrounded by like-minded people in academia. They all think, speak, and perceive the world the same way. They are right and the rest of the great unwashed are beneath them. She never expected to be called out on her comments because she's who she is and because she's highly educated and liberal, she's elevated to virtuousness and is morally unassailable. Had she actually owned the true moral responsibility for her actions she'd be forced to possibly learn something about herself and the world.

Anonymous said...

off topic website that is pro pedo rights, crickets
articles, attys backing pedos, government funding
this is real or illusion that it's real

Evil Liberals Strike Again said...

Off Topic: Demonic liberals are destroying society and making a mockery of the civil rights movement by reinstating segregated education. Latest liberal "VICTORY": segregated graduation at Harvard: Blacks have separate graduation. Many other universities are also doing this.
Liberals are DEEPLY RACIST.

Beware of Lucifer (aka liberals) said...

What would a liberal (aka useless moron) do if I was a white student at Harvard and I said I identified as African-American: would I be allowed to go to the Black graduation? Would they let me drink out of their water fountain?

Unknown said...

100% true

Anonymous said...

She whines and criticizes like modern media does everyday.Putting others down elevates them regardless of education.

Her scathing review of the restaurant may have been correct considering she is Japanese.Her use of poor white trash was uncalled for though she quickly recognized others in the eatery enjoyed themselves having not been raised on Japanese cuisine or traveled abroad.(Japanese discriminate against Chinese more than white trash and fear black peoplemore)

One thing they love to do is teach students real world lessons when very few have actually had to live in the real world.

Perhaps she should have skipped the movie and opted for a private showing with catered snacks. Doubtful she would get that for the same admissionprice, but it's nice to daydream when spewing rhetoric.

lynda said...


I would be surprised if there was anything nefarious going on (like a cover up or mom being involved)
Unfortunately, parents leave their kids in the car alone all the time.
I think the 3 or 4 who did this are just animals. They value nothing. They are violent animals and hopefully will be put in cages for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The professor has been suspended.

Yes. said...

June must CHEW over this expose 🗾

Hey Jude said...

I think she has an inferiority complex, seeing how the theme of her reviews is that she sees others as inferior, and herself as deserving better service. I wondered why a professor has the need and time to become a 'Yelp Elite' - which accolade caused her to inform all her students of such via email, causing them in turn to seek out her reviews - she must have anticipated that, yet did not anticipate the negative reaction? She says she was 'like a fool' with 'all the other idiots' - in a line - she gives herself that, which I think is a clue to an inferiority complex which comes out through her superior gesturing.

She is not penitent - she only wrote what she did because it was expected of her - the pattern of her reviews shows her ingrained attitudes, of which she was boasting in announcing that she had become a 'Yelp Elite'. She does not clearly state what it was she did - that she held and took pleasure in expressing racist and classist thoughts on Yelp - or even just that she held and expressed them. Her inability to form an apology is because she is not sorry for what she thought and wrote, only that others' discovery of it exposed her attitudes.

“I am concerned about the shadow that my actions have thrown on my efforts to create an environment in Pierson that respects everyone, and I am especially concerned that it could prevent anyone from coming to me for the support that I offer to all Pierson students,” Chu wrote. “I see that I now have work to do to repair the trust you have all shown me.”

I think it is not even race or class which is her issue - she likes generally to sneer at others, claiming to have made 'efforts to create an environment which respects everyone', when clearly she does not and therefore incapable of 'creating' such an environment - I think one can only be within and contribute to an environment, rather than entirely 'create' it.

Her especial concern is that what she wrote on Yelp 'could prevent anyone from coming to me for the support that I offer to all Pierson students' - if she had to make efforts, she was not already respecting everyone, or possibly 'anyone'. I would question if the support she offers is the same support to all her students, one has to take into account her attitudes towards all the service workers, many of whom are likely to be students. Not one good word, nothing redeeming about her visits - I think a trail of negative reviews says more about the person making them than the establishments reviewed - most are personal criticisms, yet generalised. I wonder did she even eat, or just hang out with a coffee, watching others whilst using the free wI-fi in order to make enough reviews to become a 'Yelp Elite' ?

'Repair the trust you have all shown me' - I think that is the wrong way round because it implies it is others who have broken trust with her - trust needs repair - but it is she who broke it in showing how she does not to respect everyone - maybe even anyone. Or was the trust already in need of repair, as the trust in need of repair is past tense, presumably from before her reviews became widely known? She is not willing to say plainly that she is wrong, or that it is she who has broken trust with her students, colleagues, or college.

John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update:

Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty in Teen Sexting Case, Report Says

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner plans to plead guilty in federal court on Friday, ending a case centered on allegations that he exchanged sexually explicit messages with an underage girl between January and March of 2016, sources told The New York Times. Weiner is expected to take a plea to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor, as part of an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A source said that Weiner already turned himself in to the FBI Friday morning. Weiner allegedly sent explicit material and sexually charged messages to the girl, whom he allegedly knew was only 15 years old at the time.

Weiner faces up to 10 years in prison for the charge, but the length of his sentence will be decided by a judge.

The scandal rocked the American political landscape, when a federal investigation of Weiner’s computer allegedly revealed emails forwarded by his wife, Huma Abedin, who was working for Hillary Clinton. Some of those emails were said to be potentially classified, which led to then-FBI Director James Comey announcing that he was reopening an investigation of Clinton’s private email server days before the presidential election. Clinton has publicly stated that the announcement contributed to her losing the election.

Anonymous said...

Remember, it was Democrats that fought to keep slavery and started the Kkk

rob said...

She should be fired, like anyone else in her position that made such comments publicly.
I bet she would sincerely be sorry then.