An Ethics of Higher Education Responsibilities
Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Janae Dimick, Ndindi Kitonga, Maryann Krikorian, Kevin Stockbridge and Barry Kanpol
Chapter One: Identity Politics: The Dialectics of Cynicism and Joy and The Movement to Talking Back and Breaking Bread
Identity Politics: THE Dialectics OF Cynicism AND Joy AND THE Movement TO Talking Back AND Breaking Bread
Testimony is a very hard spirit to convey in a written text…it struck me that dialogue was one of the ways where a sense of mutual witness and testimony could be made manifest. I link that sense to regular communion service in the black church at Yale where we would often stand in a collective voice and sing, “Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees,” and the lines in the song which say, “When I Fall on My Knees with my Face to the Rising Sun, Oh Lord Have Mercy on Me.” I liked the combination of the notion of community which is about sharing and breaking bread together, of dialogue as well as mercy because mercy speaks to the need we have for compassion, acceptance, understanding and empathy. (hooks & West, 1991, p. 1).
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