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Old 02-01-2018, 04:04 PM
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Some of the allegations coming from the left are hilarious, and this is another one.

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If you're white and you practice yoga, you're probably a racist. Well, okay, you might not consciously be a racist, but you are contributing to "white supremacy," argues a Michigan State University professor. Also, there's a serious "yoga industrial complex" that must be addressed.

In a co-authored article titled "Yoga and the Roots of Cultural Appropriation," Religious Studies Professor Shreena Gandhi claims that “yoga practice in the United States is intimately linked to some of the larger forces of white supremacy" and is “tied up with colonialism.”

"Yoga contributes to our economic system, but never forget this system is one built upon exploitation and commodification of labor, often the labor of black people and people of the global south," says the piece.

"Yoga, like so many other colonized systems of practice and knowledge, did not appear in the American spiritual landscape by coincidence; rather, its popularity was a direct consequence of a larger system of cultural appropriation that capitalism engenders and reifies," they continued. "While the (mis)appropriation of yoga may not be a life-threatening racism, it is a part of systemic racism nonetheless, and it is important to ask, what are the impetuses for this cultural 'grabbing'?"

And about that flourishing "yoga industrial complex":

"This complex socio-political reality of the U.S. is key to understanding how the cultural void of white society is intimately mixed with white supremacy, capitalism, and globalization; and it is within these oppressive structures that cultural appropriation and the yoga industrial complex flourishes," say Gandhi and Wolff.
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I was surprised that the authors of this asinine piece mentioned that globalization is oppressive, because that's the only thing they said that I could agree with.
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Yoga is also satanic if you ask some people.

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Some of the allegations coming from the left are hilarious, and this is another one.



I was surprised that the authors of this asinine piece mentioned that globalization is oppressive, because that's the only thing they said that I could agree with.
I had several 'cultural appropriation' reactions to this. I'm not sure which culture snorting while laughing has been appropriated from, but that was my initial reaction. Second was a verbal statement that is definitely Anglo in origin.

The imbecilic premise of this statement highlights the overwhelming need of certain people to have to be able to label everything as racial, in order to increase the divide. As to 'cultural appropriation', they have obviously never heard (or understood) the phrase 'imitation is the height of flattery'.

How statements of this sort make it into the media is a whole 'nuther thread, but I'll bet the professor in this piece is just pleased as punch with their 15 minutes of fame......
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Yoga is also satanic if you ask some people.

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Small difference. One is a nobody (was defeated running for a lower office),

The other is a professor that teaches young minds full of mush.

Which stupid theory is having the most impact?
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Small difference. One is a nobody (was defeated running for a lower office),

The other is a professor that teaches young minds full of mush.

Which stupid theory is having the most impact?
If you read the article, it also quotes some religious leaders who believe the same absurdity.
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When ya see race-baiting;especially cases completely absurd like this; ya just know MLK amd other black activists are rollin' around in their grave and tryin' to dig themselves out so they can dropkick these idiots in the throat.

Da fuq is wrong with these peeps.

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"Yoga contributes to our economic system, but never forget this system is one built upon exploitation and commodification of labor, often the labor of black people and people of the global south," says the piece.
Yep, those Indian Brahmans and Vedic priests are well known for exploiting the labors of black peoples and promoting the supremacy of white peoples.
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All I know is yoga rocks.

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All I know is yoga rocks.

And let's not forget the yoga pants...

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Yoga is also satanic if you ask some people.

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Hmmm... didn't Clinton claim that some of the emails that were deleted from her server were about yoga? (and her daughters wedding).

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