African American Beliefs

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African Americans
African Americans are decedents of Africa that now live in America. They do not all carry the same cultural and ethnic beliefs though, and are a very diverse group of people. This diverse group does in fact have some overall similarities in their practices and beliefs. Some of the health beliefs that are similar are having a strong social support, caring about their community, using home remedies and faith healers for their health, and having fears of dying from cancer. Many turn to God and pray first and this can lead to a delay in getting professional medical help and treatment. The most prominent faith systems that they follow are Christianity and Islam. The traditional African American diet consists of hot breads (biscuits
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