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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For hordes of excited acolytes to the cult of Afrocentrism it offers a systematic outline of the African-centered critique of Eurocentrism.
And if AT&T or IBM provided the employee's education, would they be as likely to waste time and money on "Gay and Lesbian Studies," "Ethnic Studies," afrocentrism, or courses in pornography?
In addition, Afrocentrism is used as a framework for describing and explaining the uncanny survival of the African-American family, withstanding four centuries of brutal attack.
Thomas later changed his legal name to Ndugu T'Ofori-Atta, reflecting a personal focus on Afrocentrism.
Konadu weaves a finely knit tapestry clearly informed by Maulana Karenga's Kawaida Philosophy and Molefi Asante's Afrocentrism that reignites the call for community directed and controlled institutions by and for people of African descent.
Next, ancient Egypt's contested identity and influences (Mediterranean, Near-Eastern, African) are discussed, which leads to considerations of Afrocentrism and the work of Basil Davidson (Chapter 7).
The allusion to Yeats illustrates again, in my view, Thomas's fundamental principle of Afrocentrism as a significant component of an American "multicultural" perspective--not as a discrete, exclusive entity, but in a more profound manner.
RACE IN AMERICA: Multiculturalism, Afrocentrism, and the New Democratic Framework
interpret, and in their apparently direct and rootsy Afrocentrism, run
Afro-Brazilian leaders from Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador came into contact with the ideas of Leopold Sedar Senghor and Aime Cesaire as well as pan-Africanism and French and North-American afrocentrism (Guimaraes 2004b: 274).
The introductory chapter provides a historical and contemporary context for each research site, research methodology, and an overview of the main theories and concepts: Afrocentrism, Critical Race Theory, Anti-Black Racism and Critical Hope.