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I just came across this: www.decolonizingyoga.com/
At first I thought from the name that it would be Indian people trying to decolonise yoga from the almost complete appropriation it has undergone… But it’s actually some horrible disgusting appropriative shit - it’s appropriating TWO things: (1) yoga, an INDIAN practice, and (2) the discourse of decolonisation, which is not for white, non-indigenous or First World people.
Nobody should be teaching yoga if they’re not Indian. It makes me want to cry, how yoga has been so divorced from our culture, that it doesn’t even bear mentioning that it is an INDIAN thing, part of Indian culture, and these appropriative racists are using their claim to yoga (which doesn’t exist) to pretend to be anti-racist allies.
Yoga is so much more than what they’ve turned it into. What they are doing is NOT yoga. It’s not mindless, smiley, feel-good shit. I can’t believe the racist appropriation of my culture has come to this level, become this bad.
I’ve come to the point where I don’t think any non-Indian should even practice yoga, whether taught by an Indian or not. This is too much.
I remember reblogging this a while ago.
She tagged it as ‘white girl with a bindi’
White people get mad when you wear a band t shirt of a band you don’t listen to, but they’re fine with wearing headdresses from cultures they know and care nothing about.
opinionson iggy azalea's new video/song "bounce"? —by bokononish
It was tacky and irrelevant to Indian culture. It was disrespectful to dance like that in a temple and wear a bridalwear even though you’re not getting married, and using Indian people as a gimmick for your shitty song. We actually reblogged a really good post on this, but I’m on my phone so i can’t link you.
What is so #psychedelic about desi culture?
how to be spiritual: get dreads, put on a bindi and an om necklace, maybe a piercing or two, say namaste a lot, smoke lots of weed/do other drugs completely ignoring the fact that the original versions of the warped/westernized versions of the religions you’re “following” say that you shouldn’t use drugs to attain a spiritual state………………
It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives; the solution is mindfulness in the present moment.
Isn’t it kinda weird that the racist is the one saying that?
#kikoo #makeup #bindi #girly #star #pink #color #babyface #self
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Charles Ramsey is a hero. He doesn’t wear a suit of high-tech armor. He doesn’t wear a cape. He’s just an ordinary guy,living an ordinary life.
Then, he saw a woman asking for help.
And he helped her.
He didn’t walk away.
He didn’t think of himself.
He just helped her.
It took less than a day for someone to make this heroic man into a joke.
As proud as Charles Ramsey makes me to be a human, those people make me ashamed.
No, he doesn’t speak perfectly.
No, he didn’t take the time to fix his hair before he went on camera.
He’s an African American man from an economically depressed neighborhood, city, and state.
And for that, he’s mocked and ridiculed.
It breaks my heart.
Now, in yet another heroic moment Mr. Ramsey’s response to Anderson Cooper’s inquiry about a possible reward Charles has proven he’s truly worthy of the hero mantle.
No, no, no. Bro, I’m a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It’s just that you got to put that – being a coward, and I don’t want to get in nobody’s business. You got to put that away for a minute…I tell you what you do, give [the reward] to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? […] 2203 Seymour. Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck. So yes, take that reward and give it to—that little girl[.]
Thank you Charles Ramsey.Thank you.The full interview w/ Anderson Cooper can be found here.