The Creation Of The Negro Analysis

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42 The Psychology of Language For some time now it has been said that one of the things that separates our species from others, is our ability to communicate through verbal and written language. Although I agree with this, I also know that language can be harmful. It has caused wars, death and more than a few hurt feelings. Vocabulary has both connotations (the associated meaning of a word) and denotations (the actual meanings of a word), both of which can be harmful. In Dr. Na’im Akbar’s article “The Creation of the Negro,” he discusses both the connotation and denotation of the word negro and the affects that it has had on the shaping of African Americans. This shaping occurs because of how African Americans view themselves and also how other…show more content…
According to Tom Burrell “damage to the black psyche has been so thorough that blacks accept their own degradation.” He argues that this can be seen through blacks in the media sticking to historical bias and stereotypes. This leads to the trauma today being capitalistic perpetuations of negative stereotypes. Because few African Americans have had the healthy environment needed since slavery to truly re-affirm their inner-selves, this combined with the current hyper stimulation from societal pressures and bias keeps African Americans manipulated by European ways, and self-destructive. This keeps with Dr. Na’im Akbar’s theory that hyper stimulated individuals will associate with their ‘captors’ and that Europeans are well known for celebrating their aggressive and destructive drives. Because of this African Americans are lacking the “inner being that reaches back to the very African essence of us that energizes and motivates the African person with self-preservative and self-maintaining…show more content…
Its development was sporadic due to the individuality of the Italian states throughout their long history. Each region created its own dialect, some of which did not bear much resemblance to the standard Italian language. In modern times, the dialects are still spoken, but the overall written Italian language has been standardized. Many Italian residents are bilingual, speaking an alternative language along with several dialects of their own language. History of the Italian language: The local dialects There are several different dialects of the Italian language, each influenced by the local region where it developed. Italian originally derived from Latin spoken by the Romans. The most common Italian dialect is the Tuscan version that developed in Florence. The central location of Florence has helped this dialect remain the closest to the standard written Italian language. Other dialects are have far greater differences than standard Italian. The differences between each dialect of the Italian language can be quite significant as well. History of the Italian language: Attempts to
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