by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor | John Locke Foundation
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.”
Having catalogued several of these benign atrocities now, I think it’s time we cut to the chase: Let’s prosecute as Hate Criminals of the Highest Order all those scholars, schoolteachers, administrators, politicians, journalists, celebrities, CEOs coaches, preachers, and all other well-meaning adults who spent the final quarter of the 20th century into the new millennium urging all of us to “celebrate diversity.”
Their current counterparts have made it very, very clear: turns out celebrating diversity is “cultural appropriation,” which is “white supremacy.” Gosh, and there’s so much “cultural appropriation” going on as people in a bustling, pluralistic society share delights from all their different cultures with each other.
It takes a disciplined academic mind to see any bad in it at all.
If you weren’t enlightened enough, you might be tempted to think they require shifting, ad hoc standards to justify their own sorry existence howling at normal people going about their daily lives not harming anyone.