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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34) Mary R Lefkowitz, Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History (New York: BasicBooks, 1996).
We found functionalism and accommodationism to be most evident with elements of Afrocentrism somewhat represented while liberalism, social reconstructionism, and Black Nationalism were virtually non-existent.
Students who ultimately enroll and attend an HBCU may be driven (in part) by a desire to be part of an academic and social community comprised largely of other members of a Black community, which may represent a stark contrast to their respective high school experiences, where they may have attended a primarily White institution lacking curriculum, activities, and dialogue that aims to enhance Afrocentrism.
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?
Therefore, because of the complexity of studying culturally diverse families, we introduce a bifocal approach of Afrocentrism and structural functionalism theories taken together as a more realistic and healthy pair of lenses for viewing the African-American family.
Charters encompass a wide range of methods and educational programs--some follow "great books" curricula and others teach Afrocentrism or emphasize work-study.
Molefi Kete Asante, who founded the doctoral program in 1988 and is one of the nation's foremost scholars on Afrocentrism.
It's hard to watch James Braxton Peterson lecture Nas on the naive Afrocentrism of "If I Ruled The World" (again, not a track from Illmatic).
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.
After a post-King interregnum that saw the increased prominence of nationalism, Afrocentrism, and militance, black politics seems to be trending to figures like Obama and Cory Booker.