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    Why Your Yoga Class Is So White


    “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.’”

    “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.”

    L.A. yoga studios are heavily concentrated in wealthy white neighborhoods......

    But often, yoga is a privilege of the upper class. An average one-hour yoga class in Los Angeles costs $17. Most require students to bring their own equipment. A mat costs around $20; lululemon yoga pants, $82.
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    By Rosalie Murphy's standards, the NBA is racist. Several years ago, the NAACP even threatened a lawsuit (racial discrimination) against the Timber Wolves franchise because there were no black players on the team.

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    That's just stupid.
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    Racism is so implicit that you never even notice that it’s a white girl on the cover every single time,” care to take a guess who's ugly mug in on the cover of O magazine every month?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.”

    L.A. yoga studios are heavily concentrated in wealthy white neighborhoods......

    But often, yoga is a privilege of the upper class. An average one-hour yoga class in Los Angeles costs $17. Most require students to bring their own equipment. A mat costs around $20; lululemon yoga pants, $82.You would prefer to share a mat and yoga pants with several other people? Have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    That's just stupid.
    or to quote trayvon's ex-girlfriend, "That's retarded sir".
    "Even if Trump didn't pay Russian hookers to pee on one another to defile a bed the Obamas once slept on it sounds like something he would do and that's all that matters." DemocratSinceBirth, Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:32 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Racist? Yogi is a brown bear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Why Your Yoga Class Is So White
    What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis? Here's a sista doin' some o' that yoga:

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