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Understanding an Afrocentric world view

Linda James Myers

Understanding an Afrocentric world view

introduction to an optimal psychology

by Linda James Myers

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Published by Kendall/Hunt in Dubuque, Iowa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- Psychology.,
    • Self-actualization (Psychology),
    • Transpersonal psychology.,
    • Personality and culture.,
    • Afrocentrism.,
    • Africa -- Civilization -- Psychological aspects.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLinda James Myers.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE185.625 .M94 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 100 p. ;
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2141086M
      ISBN 100840345992
      LC Control Number88210365
      OCLC/WorldCa20219364

      The degree to which it should be Afrocentric rather than emphasizing the heritages of many Americans is a matter of debate. Most people in Afrocentric scholar Runoko Rashidi writes that they are all part of the "global African community. It is somewhat like the idea offered a decade or more ago by the conservative critic, Anne Wortham in her reactionary work, The Other Side of Racism. We are most definitely African, though modern, contemporary, Africans domiciled in the West. Google Scholar Poe, Zizwe D.

      The theme of this conference takes us to the very core of the future of human interaction by seeking to examine Western knowledge, its structure, its relationship to conquest and domination, and its prosecution as an instrument to retain a white racial hierarchy in the world. The Afrocentric Paradigm. It follows the foundational principals of Christianity and does not stray far enough into any other sects of religion that I could comfortably say that I am anything else nor would I be willing to drop my belief in Christ. Moses claims that Afrocentrism roots are not exclusively African: Despite the fulminations of ethno-chauvinists and other prejudiced persons, it remains a fact that the contributions of white scholars, like Boas, Malinowski, and Herskovits, were fundamental to that complex of ideas that we designate to days as Afrocentrism Afrocentricity constitutes a new way of examining data, and a novel orientation to data; it carries with it assumptions about the current state of the African world. The value of etymology, that is, the origin of terms and words is in the proper identification and location of concepts.

      Google Scholar Fitchue, M. Africa is the most reasonable place to examine the origins of civilization in public schools, said Charshee Lawrence-McIntyre, an associate professor of humanities at the State University of New York at Old Westbury and the president of the African Heritage Studies Association. It is an ocean, and an ocean is neither a barrier to human interaction nor is it necessarily a consolidater of the human experience. This is why we as Christians feel complete when we bond back with our creator who made us all. Reading he said was the best way to train the mind. A phenom must be studied and analyzed in relationship to psychological time and space.


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Understanding an Afrocentric world view book

Although sometimes transparent, your worldview allows you to make decisions based on how you see the world. This is the fundamental necessity for advancing the political process. During the 15th to 18th centuries, a great divergence took place, comprising the European Renaissance, age of discoverythe formation of the colonial empiresthe Age of Reasonand the associated leap forward in technology and the development of capitalism and early industrialisation.

Lawrence-McIntyre said. We are victimized in the West by systems of thinking, structures of knowledge, ways of being, that take our Africanity as an indication of inferiority, something to be overcome.

Since that time, Afrocentrism has encountered significant opposition from mainstream scholars who charge it with historical inaccuracy, scholarly ineptitudeand racism.

But even more, I recognize that people can be seen as agents, but can have misdirected agency, a problem of immense proportions. The African Pyramids of Knowledge. As in 's, a Debate Not since black American college students began clamoring for African and black studies programs in the 's has so much attention turned to history's treatment of things and people African, and as in the 's it has provoked debate inside and out of the academic community.

My Worldview "Grappling with uncertainty- not over the existence of God or the divinity of Jesus but over the fundamental issue of whether he could totally trust what his bible was telling him" Strobel, Pg 9.

The other less common meaning of jabr is to multiply both sides of the equation by one to remove fractions. Williams cites Alma Gulliermoprieto when she explains that there is a superiority given to light-skinned black women over darker-skinned black women as light-skinned women were considered more beautiful because they were "improved with white blood.

Their tragedy is that they seek to please the master so they attack Afrocentrists to prove to whites that they are like them. Their rejection of Afrocentricity is tied to their rejection of themselves. These critics are strangers to the Afrocentric idea because they have immersed themselves in alien canon of knowledge without knowing African history.

Goldstein notes that in Brazil, there is a hierarchy for beauty that places being white at the top and black characteristics at the bottom, calling them ugly.

Google Scholar Keita, Maghan. Martel said, was Afrocentricity. He argued that Afrocentrism's prime goal was to encourage black nationalism and ethnic pride in order to effectively combat the destructive consequences of cultural and universal racism.

The degree to which it should be Afrocentric rather than emphasizing the heritages of many Americans is a matter of debate. My aim is to help lay out a plan for the recovery of African place, respectability, accountability, and leadership.

New York: Universal Write. The terms Afrocentrism, Afrocology, and Afrocentricity were coined in the s by the African American scholar and activist Molefi Asante.

Understanding an Afrocentric World View : Introduction to Optimal Psychology 2nd

Some claim that it was Pythagoras, who was a younger contemporary of Thales, but I claim, with most Greek scholars that it was Thales since he is said to have told a young Pythagoras "You must do as I have done and go to Egypt to learn philosophy from the Egyptians.

Of course not!Afrocentric social work: implications for practice issues. In the African-centred world view there is no separation The book offers a long overdue assessment of how human rights and.

Afrocentric Vs Eurocentric Worldviews. Ancient Egypt’s Afrocentricity Thesis: Due to geographic, cultural, and historic evidence, Egypt is an Afrocentric so studying it should be considered atlasbowling.comr, due to social constructs and the colonization of Africa, many wrongly do not consider studying Egypt as atlasbowling.comct: Egypt, like all other African countries has an extensive.

Nov 19,  · Abstract. Afrocentricity refers to the intellectual work of a group of African philosophers, historians, and sociologists during the late twentieth century with varying degrees of attachment to the central idea that the key crisis in the African world is the profoundly disturbing decentering of African people from a subject position within their own atlasbowling.com by: 2.

Mr. Appiah spoke to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute on Eurocentric and Afrocentric approaches to the teaching of history.

Mr. Appiah, professor of African-American studies at. Nov 12,  · Posts about Afrocentric worldview written by MarcusLutherX.

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