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post #196 of 494
I would be most interested, in a discussion about race, how one uses the word "nigger" in a way that does not deal with race. I'm not saying if she deserves the tar and feathering she's getting right now but I am saying it's kind of obvious her use of the word involved race in some manner.
post #197 of 494

It looks like 2 things are going on here: 1 the students already hated this woman and 2 they found a good excuse to really go after her. Regardless, cursing in class even if it's in context is never a good idea. 

post #198 of 494
I like how everyone was so damaged they just "shut down" and are now actually afraid to enter her class room. I hope these folks are not planning on teaching real people as they're obviously too delicate to function.
post #199 of 494
post #200 of 494

They should probably start by changing the offensive name of the school.
post #201 of 494
They will. Brown was a slave trader.
BTW, the handcuffed "student" in the article didn't go to Brown. He was a visitor from another school. Campus police handcuffed him after they first tried to keep him out of a party (so actual students can have a "safe space") and he then snuck into the building through a side door.
post #202 of 494
http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/11/20/free-ottawa-yoga-class-scrapped-over-cultural-issues
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Student leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over fears the teachings could be seen as a form of "cultural appropriation."

Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering free weekly yoga instruction to students since 2008, says she was shocked when told in September the program would be suspended, and saddened when she learned of the reasoning.

Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that "while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students ... there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice," according to an email from the centre.

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According to email correspondence between Scharf and the centre, student leaders debated rebranding the program, but stumbled over how the French translation for "mindful stretching" would appear on a promotional poster, and eventually decided to suspend the program.


Canada leads the way.
post #203 of 494

All of this is one elaborate trolling effort, right?

post #204 of 494
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/11/20/free-ottawa-yoga-class-scrapped-over-cultural-issues
Canada leads the way.

This poor woman gets talked into leading yoga classes for disabled students and this is her payback? I love it.
post #205 of 494

She should come back with a plyometrics class and see if people accuse her of culturally appropriating from Russians. 

post #206 of 494
Well at least she didn't call someone niggardly.
post #207 of 494
Thread Starter 
Food and diverse experience are touted as reasons for open borders and immigration.

If we don't get the food, and we don't get the yoga, what good are they?
post #208 of 494
I used to work with a black chick that got offended when old white people called her the "colored girl."

Maybe Lenny Bruce was right. We should all just call each other niggers, chinks, spics, crackers, kikes and make those words lose their impact.
post #209 of 494

Or, on the flipside, we can all just call each other comrade. Anyone using any other term will be jailed. 

post #210 of 494
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

I used to work with a black chick that got offended when old white people called her the "colored girl."

Maybe Lenny Bruce was right. We should all just call each other niggers, chinks, spics, crackers, kikes and make those words lose their impact.



Well it is because they didn't use the British spelling - coloured.  Class it up a bit.

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