Michigan State University prof claims Americans who practice yoga contribute to white supremacy

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Brace yourself: Liberal nonsense is coming!

From Fox News: White people who do a downward-facing dog are contributing to a “system of power, privilege, and oppression,” according to a Michigan State University professor.

Shreena Gandhi, a religious studies professor at Michigan State, claims in an article she recently co-authored that Americans who practice yoga are contributing to white supremacy and promote the “yoga industrial complex.”

White Americans should learn yoga’s history, acknowledge the cultural appropriation they engage in and possibly reduce the cost of yoga classes for poor people, a group that often includes people of color and “recent immigrants, such as Indian women to whom this practice rightfully belongs,” Gandhi argued.

She co-authored the piece titled “Yoga and the Roots of Cultural Appropriation,” with Lillie Wolff, a self-described “anti-racist white Jewish organizer, facilitator, and healer,” who has called for “decolonizing” yoga, the College Fix reported.

The two 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 labor 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 well-being and liberation of Indian people.”

Gandhi and the Religious Studies Department at MSU did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Gandhi said few white people “make the connection between their attraction to yoga and the cultural loss their ancestors and relatives experienced when they bought into white dominant culture in order to access resources,” Gandhi wrote.

But white people who twist their bodies in different yoga positions can do something about it, according to Gandhi. “Given a deeper analysis of yoga, white yoga practitioners and teachers can engage in yoga in a decolonizing way that reduces harm and seeks greater cultural accountability,” she wrote.

“Especially during this time when the underbelly of capitalism — white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, and xenophobia – is being exposed, it is imperative that everyone, especially those who have access to spiritual practices like yoga, ask difficult questions of ourselves and one another,” the two 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?”


40 responses to “Michigan State University prof claims Americans who practice yoga contribute to white supremacy

  1. Oh my God…it hurts my head to read this. What a bunch of sick crap.

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  2. Nonsense tooled to sound intellectual.

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  3. OMG! This is hopefully going to lead to the brain implosion of these |diots and all look likes, a a cleansing will take place, so the sane can inherit the earth… and said brain implosion will send these zombies to Neverland. Stupidity truly has no limits. Intellectual masturbation is more addictive than all other drugs combined.

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    • Pat . . . . You really hit this on the bulls eye ! That anyone, much less two individuals would come up with such unmitigated drivel, is just astonishing!

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  4. One characteristic of leftists is that they are parasitic. One way is to exploit the IRS’s non-profit loophole to make a living off people’s donations. Lillie Wolff’s LinkedIn page says she’s the Co-Executive Director of the non-profit group, Eliminating Racism & Claiming/Celebrating Equality. Before that, she was the “advocacy coordinator” of Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.


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    • Looks like an angry, lesbian feminazi and a trans-racist. Just sayin’…
      Remember when they used to institutionalize these folks? Now they somehow get into positions of influence and power. ‘Cause they’re “radical”.

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      • You can bet these two dykes got together in positions unrelated to influence and power before penning that race-baiting screed.

        I looked up photos of that downward-facing dog position, but fear knowing what prompted two non-white lesbians to say it’s condescending to dykes like themselves when white women do it. Suffice it to say they may have revealed more about their private lusts than anything.

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    • DR Eowyn . . . . to all of those who really want a good laugh, go to the “linkedin” page for Lillie Wolff. She got a degree in Human Development and Social Relationships; just a comment, we see many Lesbian’s who get that very same degree, and check out the butch haircut. Also check out her “friends and associates,” a mental wellness counselor, a barista, and various other “really important” types.

      I am always suspicious of the mental health of women who shave their hair off in this manner–unless they are most unfortunately suffering from the ravages of chemo therapy. She looks too healthy to be among that group.

      It really kind of chaps one’s hide to, as Dr Eowyn, has stated, have parasites of this kind railing on and on about “how unfair us whites are to the poor downtrodden people of color,” does that behavior drive up the degree to which people donate to this particular non profit? I’jj just bet that she hopes so!

      As far as the other dillweed. Shreena Ghandi . . . how does she explain the fact that although we can see that she is at lest partially “Indian,” she evidently has adopted English at least for the purposes of earning a living by writing such drivel. Would it not be more true to her Indian roots, to be living in India, wearing native Indian dress, going out to that hill by the Ganges River to “urinate and defecate,” while having her fecal material run down hill into the Ganges, causing it to be further polluted? I would just bet that she has adopted the “bathroom habits” of Western civilized countries. Why is that?

      I though it was the British Empire that brought more modern hygiene, better education, etc to the Indian people. Why has she adopted at least part of the ways of the British, or Western civilazation? If it is a such a damning sin to appropriate the mores of other groups of people. Then why has she adopted ways that are not historically Indian in nature? Is this not stealing another group’s ingenuity?

      I think she is not particularly authentic in her views, and sees her castigation of Western white people adopting yoga as just a ploy to make money! It is flabbergasting that idiots such as these two are allowed to run their mouths. A pox on her for such hypocrisy!

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  5. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    This only re-emphasizes what we have in our colleges – people who are in control of our young people – professors whose brains are nothing but mush. It is time to either clean house of these professors who have nothing to offer and send our young people to vocational colleges where they learn something of value and can establish a small business and lead a constructive life. From what I see – these professors brains are filled with hate and are not the type of people to be leading our children to their future. Our government has to turn this educational system around and now – not in the future. The proof is what you see in our children – empty heads with nothing to show for the amount of money that has been put on the college tables. These professors are full of garbage.

    We must correct these colleges and stop making them resorts for professors and garbage dumps for our children.



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    • kommonsentsjane . . . . You have really struck on a valid problem in our society. These looney, lefties have taken hold of higher education, and they are poisoning the minds of our young people.

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  6. Ghandi needs to get into reality. Where did the word whiteness come into play! This division of races is BS! Obama’s started the race divide and it took off. Her talk is saying she is the racist!!! Look at all the blacks who have top paying jobs and titles and doing excellent in life. She doesn’t deserve her title or salary since she prefers to live the life of a ghetto black. God made colors and she can take her complaining to Him and see what He says. I wonder who all heads her college, all black, white, or a mix, who gave her her job. She was schooled in a mixed environment for sure. Ghandi, you are an extreme racist, get over yourself!!!

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  7. Didn’t Eisenhower warn us about the yoga industrial complex?

    Lillie wolff looks like Eminem.

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  8. “cisheteropatriarchy”

    Think I’ll call them up, tell them they’re hotties and ask em out for drinks and bowling.

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    • Disgusted . . . . I for one would love to know how that conversation goes. Good luck~!

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    • Bit of free advice:
      Don’t bathe for a week or two before doing that. Or cut your hair or nails. And God forbid you clean your nails. Showing up without these constraints would clearly show your whiteness and colonizing tendencies. What they apparently prefer is coloredness and analizing. So there.


  9. Well, I no longer practice Yoga but, if that’s the case, I am the greatest contributor to white supremacy, aren’t You?

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    • Christians are advised to shun yoga, because of the covert Hindu brainwashing.

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      • Dr. Eowyn, Yoga teaches inner peace, I am in control to not allow brainwashing. My Christian upbringing is deeply rooted within my soul.

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      • I’ve been told that too. But I took a yoga “class” at a health club back while writing my dissertation due to the stress, and all we did was breathing and stretching. I tried not breathing for a short time, but found that it didn’t go well. I also tried a Tai Chi class on campus around the same time — and found it worthless… This was down in Austin, which was getting quite “new age” at the time, but they also had a gaggle of good Christian churches which I attended regularly, and which helped keep me grounded in my faith.

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  10. GROUNDHOG DAY btw, the backyard squirrel predicted the FISA MEMO will be open. when?

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  11. 6 more weeks of waiting for the memo.

    Thanks Phil :p

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  12. We will have no caste system here! (Where can we sign up for classes?)

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  13. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Sadly , another educator goes totally off the rails here in Michigan! Apparently the “yoga industrial complex” is under attack by whites! Dammit! I didn’t see it on the news or I would have #save the #yogaindustrialcomplex movement! Oh. Wait! There is none. I feel so uninformed. Why didn’t she warn us?!

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    • bzerob . . . . That was a pretty good comment! Thanks for the laugh.

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    • I don’t like my white underbelly, either, esp. after age 50, which has made it impossible to get rid of by any means I’ve tried…..but, capitalism is still serving me well, my family/kids/grandchild very well…because it is ahead of whatever is in SECOND PLACE in the world economy today…..like, soicalism, or marxism, or communism, or fascism………they don’t feed anyone’s “underbelly,” let alone any white underbelly……OR ANY COLOR underbelly. So, GEEZ….if anyone in India is offended b/c whites might practice Yoga for their weekly exercises…….I think there are tons of other programs from any country, hither and yon, that would do the same job…..glad to give India’s tremendous “world contribution” back to them wholesale….and promise to never, ever, do yoga again. There. Problem fixed. Now, go away.

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  14. Ghandi should go back to India and work to end the racist caste system before she criticizes a country which accepted her family, at some point, as legal immigrants I’m guessing. It’s bad enough we have ignorant, mentally ill and ungrateful Americans whose families have been here for many generations, but to listen to those who moved here more recently make ridiculous claims really grates on my senses!

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  16. Omg. What a crock load of crap. I need two ALeve after reading that. The so called Yoga founders sure didn’t mind selling yoga around the world to white, black or yellow or red humans to pad their pockets. I did yoga for years until I tore both meniscus and never once did race come into the equation. Sounds like they are trying to justify this for their advantage of a degree or something thesis. They don’t own the patent.
    Yoga on ladies, yoga on.

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  17. I sincerely doubt what the professor is trying to promulgate, but I for one, would avoid yoga for the simple reason of it being spiritual as well as physical (even if one isn’t aware of it, the spiritual powers behind it are linked to the Hindu pantheon).

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  18. “Cisheteropatriarchy”. Wow! We don’t need any of that. I can hardly spell it. I didn’t realize anyone was “suffering” from it. Damn White Devils anyway! The nerve!

    We honkeys should respect Yoga, after all look at how much its done for India. We’re only now starting to realize the benefits of this. I’ve noticed all the poop in the streets and I know its only a matter of time before we can start “burying” our dead in local rivers.

    So from here on out, I’m going to stay away from Motel management and yoga.

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  19. Isn’t it grand that we have all these guardians of PC passing judgement on everything from Athlete’s foot to navel lint? First they define the ONLY acceptable opinion, then they enforce it.

    I never realized how many are communists deep at heart.

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  20. These poor people better give up their pianos
    – that’s cultural appropriation.

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