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    Default Skinny White Woman Pities Fat Black Woman In Her Yoga Class

    Not sure if you all are familiar with the following story but apparently a woman was struck with white guilt during her yoga class and wanted to share. Please read her article followed by someone's brilliant response:

    link to article (the comments are better than the article)

    link to the response article

    In the yoga classes I've been to, I've struggled and I'm one of the skinniest people in the class. If my eyes glanced at some white woman nearby it was to compare my pose and make corrections, not envy. Usually the it's the 80 year old woman who is more limber than I am gets my admiration.

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    Karibana posted the article & I posted two response articles down in the Random Culture thread. I've been a plus sized yogini since forever. There weren't enough eye rolls & sighs for that initial article. Truly pathetic.
    It's Cheap to be Pank. Come to the Pank Side.

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    I read the original article on xojane when it came out. . . the author definitely got her azz handed to her.

    Over subsequent days it went viral and I guess the Stormfront people got wind of it and started posting a whole lot of racist comments. Hot mess from beginning to end.

    Annoying white chick yoga culture is why I mostly just practice by myself, in my room. Dim the lights, burn some incense, some mellow music, get on the mat, I'm all good.

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    HAHAHAHAH @ comment eta: I eagerly await the follow-up piece: "IHTM: I was Just Trying to Do My F*****g Yoga and This Weird-*** White Girl Kept Staring at Me with Tears in Her Eyes"

    Too funny.

    The response to the original article deserves a Pulitzer.


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    Can't stop SMH at the original article. Really??!!! But I LOVED reading that response!

    Yeah, @Dee - that comment was THE FUNNIEST!!

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    I finally cracked and read that first article.

    OMG. What a train wreck of entitled white girl neurosis. I love this from Maya's reply because I bring this up to people when the topic comes up:
    You allowed them be complex people with complex emotions, but allowed me only my blackness and its relation to your whiteness.
    I remember back in the day when yoga hadn't be overtaken by dumb yuppies and well-meaning but clueless hipsters. Back then, I and my big, round butt were safe from white girl pity. What a silly article. I hope she gets why.
    "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." - Chinese Proverb

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