Here, for example.
From CBC via Huffpo:
A yoga instructor who says her free class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled for cultural reasons believes the student federation’s concerns are misplaced.
Jen Scharf said she’s been teaching a free yoga class for the university’s Centre for Students with Disabilities, which is run by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, for the last seven years.
“I guess it was this cultural appropriation issue because yoga originally comes from India,” she said on Sunday. “I told them, ‘Why don’t we just change the name of the course?’ It’s simple enough, just call it mindful stretching.… We’re not going through the finer points of scripture. We’re talking about basic physical awareness and how to stretch so that you feel good. < More.
No dice, they cancelled it. As the government broadcatr, CBC, helpfully explains,
Cultural appropriation is when a culture that’s seen as an oppressor borrows or steals elements of a culture they’re oppressing. Scharf said there is also concern over yoga instructors who claim to be experts in the more spiritual aspects of yoga, but aren’t.
Reality check: This is a snapshot of what the world will look like when the student asshats assume responsible positions.
Historically, all cultures of any note have wanted others to adopt the ideas, products, and practices they went to the trouble of developing, especially philosophical and religious ones. (And also to buy their goods and services and make them rich and famous … )
The problem is that acknowledging any excellence, like the Indian tradition of meditation, amounts to “privileging” excellence.
Which amounts to saying that the F minus loser sucking on a bong pipe suffers by comparison with the straight A student from Finland who says that yoga helps her concentrate on math.
How dare she “appropriate” the tools of success? Talk about cultural imperialism!
Real equality means she’s as clueless at math as he is.
Be sure to give lavishly to any cause other than the University of Ottawa alumni fund.
See also: Canadian campus freedom index report card