Salsa Dancing with Blount

Using the dance floor as a metaphor, Blount calls for the coming together of equals willing to learn from each other. Unfortunately – as this article argues – whites drunk with the supremacy of their scholarship make bad dance partners and should be ejected until they learn the steps of the marginal...

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Published in:The Bible and critical theory
Subtitles:Articles
Main Author: De la Torre, Miguel A. 1958-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Monash Univ. 2021
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In: The Bible and critical theory
Year: 2021, Volume: 17, Issue: 1, Pages: 27-35
Further subjects:B (class)room
B nepantla
B Otherness
B Black dichotomy / white
B border crosser
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Summary:Using the dance floor as a metaphor, Blount calls for the coming together of equals willing to learn from each other. Unfortunately – as this article argues – whites drunk with the supremacy of their scholarship make bad dance partners and should be ejected until they learn the steps of the marginalized. What is called for is a rejection of white hermeneutics because of its conscious or unconscious complicity with white supremacy and colonialization. How do scholars of color dance to the tunes indigenous to their own culture; and why is such a dance crucial to our very well-being? The article also explores the second metaphor employed by Blount – border crossing. While Blount calls for border crossings in the classroom, I suggest this is a dangerous act which places scholars of color (especially those who were once “illegal”) in harm’s way, mainly because whites do not wish to build coalitions with those they deem as not belonging.
ISSN:1832-3391
Contains:Enthalten in: The Bible and critical theory