Afrocentrism

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Afrocentrism

A primarily American cultural philosophy which re-examines African American history and views the African American legacy as having been downplayed.
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Over a decade ago, Schiele (1996,1997), Harvey (1985, 1997), and Harvey and Rauch (1997) began to develop and advocate for Africentrism as an emerging paradigm for social work practice.
With the term "Africentric" he suggests method and content, defining Africentrism as "studied openness to the knowledge, wisdom, and spiritualit[ies] of Africa and the African diaspora," a willingness to be tutored by that knowledge, wisdom, and diverse spiritual practices, and a commitment to unearthing suppressed truths about black people and the oppression of the black world.
In bivariate analyses only perceived racism was correlated with motivation but did not remain significant when examined in a regression analysis; Africentrism was found to interact with problem recognition in predicting motivation (Longshore et al.