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Offline kimmy

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2021, 08:07:26 pm »
You can't say Namaste in Alabama schools.  You can do Yoga but you have to use the English words for the poses.

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/21/999020140/its-now-legal-to-practice-yoga-in-alabamas-public-schools

I remember the thing in Ottawa (was it at Ottawa U, or Carleton?) where the student yoga class was "cancelled" because someone decided it was cultural appropriation for the white instructor to be leading a "yoga" class. She offered to stop referring to it as "yoga" and rebrand the class as "stretching and relaxation" or something that didn't leverage Indian culture. They declined.

Later the class resumed with an instructor of Indian background.  Asked about the prior controversy, she thought it was a joke. She was born and raised in Calgary; the only thing Indian about her was her last name and her skin-tone.

Anyway, all I'm saying that Alabama is on the side of justice here! Good for them to putting an end to this shameless cultural appropriation!

 -k
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