Author Topic: Yoga Is Racist  (Read 248 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 53,022
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
Yoga Is Racist
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:54:39 PM »


Yoga Is Racist

By Kyle Peterson on 7.8.14 | 10:26AM





The Atlantic has the story:


Thick, glossy copies of LA Yoga, Yoga Journal, and Yoga Magazine cover the rickety folding table in the lobby of Green Tree Yoga and Meditation. The magazines share tales from Malibu, Santa Monica, and Pasadena. Nearly every spread features a thin woman, usually in slim yoga pants and a tight tank, stretching her arms toward the sky or closing her eyes in meditation. Nearly all of these women are white.

But in South Los Angeles, where Green Tree opened last year, fewer than one percent of residents look like the people in those pictures.

“You can look at all those journals and you'll not see one woman of color,” said Raja Michelle, herself a white woman, who founded the studio. “We associate yoga with being skinny, white, and even upper class.”

“You go to classes and you’re the only black person, or there are very few,” said Robin Rollan, who practices yoga in New York and D.C. and runs the popular blog Black Yogis. “People who find my blog say, ‘I thought I was the only one.’”

The magazine images may seem like stereotypes, but they’re grounded in reality: About one in every 15 Americans practices yoga, according to a 2012 Yoga Journal study, and more than four-fifths of them are white.

“Racism is so implicit that you never even notice that it’s a white girl on the cover every single time,” added Amy Champ, a PhD from the University of California, Davis, who wrote her dissertation on American yoga. “But when you begin to ask yourself, ‘What does yoga have to do with my community?’, then you begin to question all these inequities.”
.

The American Spectator Foundation is the 501(c)(3) organization responsible for publishing The American Spectator magazine and training aspiring journalists who espouse traditional American values. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Each donor receives a year-end summary of their giving for tax purposes.

Copyright 2013, The American Spectator. All rights reserved.


Source URL: http://spectator.org/blog/59886/yoga-racist
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 42,735
  • #NeverTrumpForever
Re: Yoga Is Racist
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 04:15:31 PM »
idiots

Offline rb224315

  • Custom Title goes here
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 588
  • Personal Text goes here
Re: Yoga Is Racist
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 04:45:01 PM »
“Racism is so implicit that you never even notice that it’s a white girl on the cover every single time,” added Amy Champ, a PhD from the University of California, Davis

Or, you never even notice that it's a white girl on the cover because you've become color blind.  What does this whole stupid situation say about those who see only the skin color of the models?
rb224315:  just another "Creepy-ass Cracka".

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 17,656
  • Conspiracy engineer. Low rates.
Re: Yoga Is Racist
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 04:53:37 PM »
Or, you never even notice that it's a white girl on the cover because you've become color blind.  What does this whole stupid situation say about those who see only the skin color of the models?

Voting this for post of the week.
The fastest way to a man's heart? Inch to the right of the breastbone, between the fourth and fifth rib.

Every time I start to feel boring, I remember there is a monthly magazine devoted to elevators.

Avatar from Mythtickle

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline Charlespg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,122
Re: Yoga Is Racist
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
sweet jebus these people are stupid :shrug:
Rather Trump Then Cackles Clinton


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf