Monday, February 05, 2018

Yoga is cultural appropriation and racism?

Some seriously nutty claims below.  It's all just hate

Michigan State University religious studies professor Shreena Gandhi and self-described "anti-racist white Jewish organiser, facilitator and healer" Lillie Wolff co-authored the piece titled Yoga And The Roots Of Cultural Appropriation.

The pair argued "the explosion of yoga studios, yoga video, apps, yoga pants and other yoga swag over the last two decades is evidence" of the "(mis)appropriation of yoga" that "is part of systemic racism" built on "the labour of black people and people of the global south".

"We would argue one of the goals of white supremacy is to buffer white people from the pain that comes from the process of exchanging cultural grounding for the unearned power and privilege of whiteness," they wrote.

"This modern-day trend of cultural appropriation of yoga is a continuation of white supremacy and colonialism, maintaining the pattern of white people consuming the stuff of culture that is convenient and portable, while ignoring the wellbeing and liberation of Indian people."

According to Ms Gandhi, white people should learn yoga’s history, acknowledge the cultural appropriation they engage in and possibly reduce the cost of classes for poor people — a group that often includes people of colour and "recent immigrants, such as Indian women to whom this practice rightfully belongs".



Anonymous said...

Are the Indians going to stop using everything they borrowed from the British ?

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are just a bunch of idiots and ninnies looking for something to whine about their always whining about something

Stan B said...

Wow...the Cadbury's Comment fits here too...

“Oh f** k! Here we go. There’s always some daft c** t, isn’t there?!”