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Professor: White People Who Practice Yoga Contribute to ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Yoga Industrial Complex’

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 30, 2018

The existence of Yoga in the US is due to the white Yoga Industrial Complex.  I didn’t see anything to indicate non-white people contributed to the US Yoga Industrial Complex. Except of course as white capitalist tools. So without white people there would be no yoga in the US. The obvious logical extention is…is ahhhh…there is none.

I wonder what these ladies think of the white founded, government funded institutions from which they accept employment and their dirty capitalist paychecks.  “Free government money” must be OK.

Here I thought the purpose of yoga was to free your mind from the troubles of the world!

Read the linked article. You will finally see why Grover Norquist wants to eliminate taxes and Ron Paul wants to reduce government.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/30/professor-claims-white-people-who-practice-yoga-contribute-to-white-supremacy/

“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,” expressed Gandhi and Wolff in the article. “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.”…

yawn

The article went on to argue that the “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 well-being and liberation of Indian people,” and concluded, “We must ask, in what ways are we complicit in a system that harms People of Color, queer and trans people, poor people, people with disabilities, and immigrants?”

…In today’s consumerist age, yoga thrives because one can produce many products and start businesses using yoga as the foundation. The explosion of yoga studios, yoga videos, apps, yoga pants, and other yoga swag over the last two decades is evidence of this. 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…

Ya just can’t win!

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