Afrocentrism Essays

  • Social Construction Of Identity Essay

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    Socially constructed identities are utilized to identify who we are and to oppress individuals, especially if they do not conform to those identities or are coming from an intersecting identity. Sometimes on the journey to establish identity and sense of self battles are faced in terms of oppression, acceptance, and silence. All of these variables, in accordance with intersectionality, can make it very difficult for someone to identify themselves or for others to identify them. When an individual

  • The Eurocentric Perspective: A Paradigm Analysis

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    The Afrocentric Perspective is a method used in social work practice that utilizes various philosophical assumptions to explain and solve African American problems. Thabede (2014, as cited in Mekada 1999), describes the Afrocentric Perspective as a conceptual framework that acknowledges the cultural image and interests of African Americans by reflecting on their life experiences, history, and traditions. The Afrocentric paradigm was created to shift the faulty views of African Americans under the

  • Examples Of Pan Afrocentrism

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    the United States. Within the readings, we explore the different movements throughout history and how they have created the categories many African Americans find themselves contributing to today. These categories are known as Pan-africanism and Afrocentrism. Both movements challenged the way America was being taught and what traditions they were taught to value. Later, we come across another aspect known as ethno-racial mixture, and are conflicted in whether to include this area into the past two

  • African American Culture Anthropology

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    agency as it pertains to African American women, black beauty standards, white beauty standards, and hair. The anthropological concept acculturalization, cultural groups adapting to another culture and taking on traits of that culture, works with Afrocentrism to explain the influence of Eurocentric standards of beauty on African American female hair styles (via straightening practices and relaxing hair), while not invalidating the African American specific hairstyles that preserve black

  • A Raisin In The Sun Joseph Asagai Characters

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    Sun, a character by the name of Joseph Asagai, takes an African American family back to their African roots during a time of American history where true African culture was not favored. Joseph’s character is extremely nationalistic and embraces Afrocentrism. He defies the assimilation and Americanization within the story, and also shows a main character, Beneatha, that there are more paths in life than the one she is choosing. Joseph Asagai plays a key role in A Raisin in the Sun by taking the family

  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete Analysis Essay

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    The passion of writing the truth, a message that must be written for those who don’t understand the situation of the flow of words in poetry, and reading between the lines can very much be controversial, especially with two sides to the author's persona. The reality of being a young black man from the “ghetto” who lives in America, he tries to strive and achieve much more than the reality around him, with his dream and passion for trying and achieving greatness. However, being born Black doesn’t

  • The Cosby Show Analysis

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    networks dedicated to black programming. Black sitcoms were largely undeveloped until the '70s, then finally hitting a stride in the '80s. In the '90s, that stride became a sprint, with networks scrambling to reach black audiences (Kimble 2013). Afrocentrism was encompassed by hip-hop and it became the norm to see Malcolm X hats and Howard University sweatshirts in music videos and in the streets. However, the number of black sitcoms has declined since

  • Analysis Of Ayim's Blues In Black And White

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    In the above poem Ayim tries to fit in her hyphenated/two part identity into one inseparable whole. Although she states that: “[her] fatherland is Ghana, [her] mother tongue is German” (Ayim, Blues in Black and White 46), her Afro-German identity is adaptive to and inclusive in her surroundings: “I have been living and working in West Berlin and feel more at home in this city than anywhere else” (Blues in Black and White 47). However, racism causes her to feel estranged even after the unity of the

  • Black Panther Negative Effects

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    To discuss the effects of latest Marvel Movie ‘Black Panther’, it is important to take a look at the history of Black Panther comic series and its evolution with time. If someone is aware of African-American Civil Rights Movements, it is impossible to miss Black Panther comic series connotations with the famous ‘Black Panther Movement’. The two seemly separate things have much more in common than it seems. The introduction of Black Panther happened in the midst of American civil right movement that