Philosophy is a universal human process or exercise that cannot be exclusively being attributed to a particular human race. There is no one human race devoid of thinking or reasoning. To think is one of the characteristics element of all human beings which differentiate it from other lower animals and things which cannot think like stone; trees; rivers; etc. to say that a particular human race is bereft of reasoning is fallacious and then tantamount to a racist assertion.
By this we mean that for devoid human and his western Euro-centrists to say that Africans had no ingenious manufacturers, Arts and Sciences of their own amount to a racist proclamation said to denigrate Africans as a primitive and uncultured as it had no history and positive contribution to the world’s civilization1. Africans as people with culture and philosophy joined the wider-world in the exercise of philosophizing about their problems; as such they too reason and think in giving solutions to common problems of life that confront them. If they are found doing this, it therefore means that they have philosophy as their counterpart in the other side of …show more content…
Thus, the African personality movement is an effort for building up pure image of the African person, a re-establishment of the African self-a-self directed and self controlled continent.11 African identity stems out of what can be called the African world view. The African world view encompasses a holistic approach to understanding humanity and the cosmos. Within the world view are multitude of interconnections and interactions between the cosmos, high god, lesser gods; spirits; ancestors; vital force; divine kings; elders and familial bonds.12 Core to African world view is the thesis of community-individual model that tells of the interconnections of the extended family relation with the individual as the ground for personal
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1843 Waking up at the usual time of 6:30am, I prepared for my daily hand to hand combat lessons which commence at 7:00am leaving half an hour to arrange myself. Breakfast was a large bowl of white rice sitting on one of the flat rocks that lay in the centre of my garden. Today my lessons covered literature, flower arranging, meditating and jiu jitsu. I have always loved my hand to hand combat classes. My uncle is my teacher and a guardian and I've always aspired to be as protective as him.
“The closer a race was in appearance to the Greek body, the closer that race was to the ideal.” Africans differed completely from this standard of beauty, and as a result, were identified as inferior. Physiognomy was used, having one’s character being determined completely based on societies perception of beauty. It can be concluded that, since the Africans had no physical similarities to Europeans, they were deemed ugly. Since they were deemed ugly, it was inferred that they were ugly in personality, character, and nature as well.
As a Biracial woman who is also Bisexual, intersectionality and diversity are extremely important to me. As I matured, my ethnicity became increasingly important to me. Being biracial can be extremely isolating, and there can be a frequent feeling of not fitting in. I often feel stuck between two worlds, Black and White, Gay and Straight. As I grew up, I felt out of place around family, and unsure about my place in the world.
In this essay, I am going to demonstrate that African man is neither Rousseauan man nor Lockean man rather Hobbesian man. To achieve this we must firstly establish what African man is not, thus Jean-Jacques Rousseau 's theory which state that man is basically good will be examined and reference to the story of The Setting Sun and The Rolling World will be made. John Locke 's theory will be examined also. Finally we will look at what African man is and this will be done by examining John Locke theory which says that man is basically evil. Reference to the story The Crow, The Ten Shillings and personal encounters will be made as to clearly show that African man is basically evil.
Many stereotypes of African culture have emerged due to western literature and media and first hand accounts of explorers. Things Fall Apart offers a view into the truth and reality of African cultures, which are often misconceptualized by these stereotypes. Acebe shows how African society functions well without assistance from foreign travelers. In Things Fall Apart, Achebe counters the imperialist stereotypes of Africa by keeping certain words in the Igbo language, as opposed to translating them into English, to fight back against the spreading western culture and to embrace their own way of life. He also counters the imperialist stereotypes of Africa by using Igbo proverbs to show how their culture values many of the same things that western
When filling out a questionnaire, it is only a matter of time before I come across the predictable: what is your race/ethnicity? I do not have to think long nor hard about my answer. In fact, I do not hesitate to pencil in African American. Why is that? It could very well be that at a glance my skin tone and accent is enough for people to quickly label me as such thus reaffirming my identity.
Racial identity plays a role in the physical and psychological features of humans. Physically, humans in different parts of the globe endure different conditions and environments. Humans adapt to their environments and obtain different physical traits, henceforth, these physical traits have become adjacent to race. Psychologically, ancestral prejudices and influences throughout history have lingered through the generations and have impacted modern racial identities and tensions. Ethnic conflicts of the past such as the Social Darwinist theory of a "superior race" are morally refuted in current times, but that assumption had a brunt impact in which the world is still repairing today.
The Racial/Cultural Identity Development Model by Sue & Sue (2012), is an active example to understand clients’ attitudes and behaviors toward themselves and their culture as well as the culture of others. According to West-Olatunji, Frazier, Guy, Smith, Clay & Breaux (2007), “This model poses the following questions (Sue & Sue, 2003): (a) With whom do you identify and why? (b) What culturally diverse attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? (c) What dominant cultural attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? and (d) How do your current attitudes and beliefs affect your interaction with other culturally diverse clients and people of the dominant culture?
The musical content, the image and attitude the music portrays and how the natives are identified by others because of the music is how reggae music is a contributing factor to what is known as the Jamaican identity. ‘When the music hits you feel no pain’ is a popular line by reggae icon Bob Marley. Reggae music is the foundation in which Jamaican people have rooted their attitudes in, such as anti-Babylonian behaviour and their belief that things will change for the better if you are easy going with time and hard work, it is also the facet through which the masses can identify with. Attributes of the music, mainly its content resonates with the Jamaican people as it normally encompasses social, economic and political issues within the country. Similarly, its religious connotation which is Rastafarianism is linked to Jamaica by those outside of the country along with its vibrant colours of red, green and gold.
The world cannot appreciate the African identity unless they don 't embrace it themselves. It is also a message for non-Africans to remember their privileged histories and acknowledge its part in their social position in the present world as the issues of identity can not be addressed unless they look at the African community from the lens of their
Philosophy is one of the oldest field of science. It forms a system of knowledge about reality, evaluates the interaction of a consciousness, a man and the world. Moreover, philosophy is considered as a part of humanities studies. Andy West, the author of the article "Philosophy saved me from poverty and drugs: that’s why I teach it to kids" that was published in the Guardian, shows the importance of philosophy on his own example. In recent years, philosophy is considered as an archaic science, almost not applicable on the practical level.