The Pedagogical Problem with White Professors

dc6ae-6a016301e4b359970d01b8d276f49b970c-150wiA few years ago, during a search for a New Testament professor, I asked two questions during the interview – two questions I ask of every candidate for a position with our institution regardless of rank or discipline. The first is innocent enough: “How important is racial/ethnic diversity to you when teaching?” All candidates, to a fault, enthusiastically answer in the affirmative. Then I ask my second question: “Which scholars and/or books from racial and ethnic minorities do you include in your syllabus and why?” Here is when the squirming usually begins, revealing the lack of academic rigor of the candidate under consideration.

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One thought on “The Pedagogical Problem with White Professors

  1. Thank you, Dr. de la Torre, for your opinion piece on the Baptist Global Network on “The Death of Christianity.” Thank you for saying what desperately needs to be said.

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