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Filosofia Theoretica

Volume 10, Issue 2, May/August 2021

Douglas ThomasOrcid-ID
Pages 77-93

Islamic Theism as a Response to White Supremacy
The Case of Shaikh Amadu Bamba Mbacké

This article examines Shaikh Amadu Bamba Mbacké and his theology as a cogent response to White Supremacy as expressed in French Colonization of Africa. White Supremacy has as its primary goal, the recreation of the whole world in the image of Whiteness upon the premise that the possession of White skin makes one inherently superior. Theism counters this ontological assault with an unabashed turn to a believer's God. Shaikh Amadu Bamba Mbacké's insistence on Islam counters White Supremacy thereby providing an ideological and metaphysical space for the non-whites of Senegal to exist without succumbing to the temptation to aspire to a Euro-centric ideal.