Most African Americans that live here now are not directly from African, but their ancestors were originally from there. Health and illness are different in the eyes of African Americans. For instance, African Americans see elders as the knowledgeable individuals and necessary to the community for survival. They feel that the
Welty’s Display Of African American Perseverance In “A Worn Path” Everyone faces difficulties in life. But it does not matter what difficulties we face, it matters how we go about overcoming them. African Americans have had a long-standing history of obstacles.
First of all, slaves used elements of medicine and magic from African cultures in their everyday lives by using them whenever they felt a fever coming on or the slaves would use it for protection. Many slaves used magic and medicine for prayer and their way of for healing; treat their illness from their body and soul. Medicine and magic were used when the slaves would get together and do spiritual rituals on their masters. They would also use it as healing power, most of them are leaves, roots and bark. When the slaves would use this remedy it would cause less physical and emotional stress.
But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
Accordingly, many people feel that they are more special than the Africans Americans because they have more power. African Americans had to deal with discrimination during WWII, they felt the need to come up with something that could tell other people there equal. When getting through the hardships they had to deal with racism, hatred, and equality. From here on out the African Americans came up with the double victory plan, they want to prove they 're not horrible people. People feel the need to tell them that they don 't belong here because they 're more special than them.
African Americans Responsibilities WEB Dubois wrote an essay in which he said that african Americans and minorities had a responsibility to work hard achieve success because of all the hardship and sacrifices their ancestors had experienced. Just by being an African American is harsh from other racial groups. It 's a struggle to find a job and to retain it. Because our ancestors have faced with slavery and segregation. They fought for us (the youth) to have a better life than theirs.
In America, many people have their identity from their ethnicity, their religion, and family and culture from other countries. Sometimes this identity can conflict with living in America. Many people treat people with a different identity negatively. This is especially common for African Americans in our society. …………………………………………………..
There are four major barriers identified from the above status of the African American population and these are related to socio-economic status of this minority group as most of find healthcare extremely too expensive to obtain. Some of African American are immigrants with various language barriers and has difficulties in understanding the health care need or are scared to talk about their conditions with healthcare providers. Due cultural differences, lifestyles and beliefs acquired from their fore fathers, and are not willing to change from the old way of living to adopt a new healthy ones and lastly, health care workers also discriminate against African American patients and as such that most of them refuse to seek treatment for the ailment because experiences encounter in the past (American Nurses Association,
During the tumultuous period of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, the goal for bettering the lives of African-Americans was desired by many. However, the means of attaining that goal, varied greatly among the representatives of the movement. The African-American civil rights efforts were spearheaded by men of peaceful protest for integration, such as Martin Luther King Jr., and in contrast leaders such as Malcolm X who expressed separatist ideals. Other groups of civil rights advocated took an outright violent approach, such as the Black Panthers.
Thus, both Christianity and African religions have been running side by side. The African worldview is more concerned with obeying the demands of the traditional religion. People believe that non-conformity to the traditional ways bring sickness, death, and crop failure. This belief, therefore, strengthens the keeping of the moral and traditional religious norms even after people become Adventist Christians. Looking at death at the traditional religion level, the problem of death often has less to do with what have happened to the person who has died than with the pain and meaninglessness that death brings for the living.
As a black person in America, I have come to realize that there are many other people that see my race as inferior. It is often difficult to consider this thought in my everyday life and after reading Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates has demonstrated that I am not the only black person in America who feels this way. The most powerful message that I encountered in this story is the fact that I come into this world with the world already against me and I am constantly trying to find who I am versus what others perceive of me. Being black in America forces individuals to change their natural being to try and live up to the standards of others. The American standard or the “American Dream” is described by Coates as a goal that cannot
As an African American educator I am unable to do many things, such as voting and having access to economic opportunities. There are many Americans who are able to vote due to the fact of their skin tone which is simply unfair. We are all Americans we just have somewhat of a different race. In past times many African American citizens and other races suffered from slavery and inequality.
Their eyes could be focused on vital things of life and the life to come, yet they continue to walk down the path that whties have led us to. Another issue that arises from slavery and Willie Lynch’s speech is self-hatred. Many African Americans have grown to hate “skin that they are in”. This causes them to continuously strive to be something that they are not. All blacks should be happy with what they are instead of conforming into the caucasian way of life.
I feel like once every African American gets the same education as every white person, racism may come to an end. While African Americans were slaves, their education was limited. Some slave owners allowed their slaves to have education and some prohibited them to have an education. From my point of view, I still think that is how America is today. African Americans are allowed to have an education, but in some areas they do not get the proper education they need.
Challenges are events that are used to change you for the better should you choose it accept it. The challenges I have faced wasn’t a matter of choice but of something that I have no control over. Some people will tell you it’s a burden, some say it’s an entitlement or free ride. Science says it’s just having a high amount of melatonin due to geographical location for survival. To me though, being black probably one of the biggest challenges a human can have in America at least I find it terribly perplexing.