By Janice Hamlet
During this well timed quantity, editor Janice D Hamlet has selected essays which remove darkness from a variety of elements of African American tradition, refracted throughout the lens of Afrocentric notion. The e-book examines: Afrocentric ideology and technique; Afrocentric methods to the dynamics of conversation; the Afrocentric impression at the black aesthetic, with an exam of language, literature, oral culture, video clips and tv; and the way forward for Afrocentric visions.
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Tragedy, outrage and imposition are the hallmarks of Eurocentric cultural achievement and these can be understood as flowing from a view of the world in which humanity knows no collective and nurturing tradition to which it can attach itself. Like a child in a tantrum, one must be amazed by the ferocity of its Philosophical Basis 21 self-destruction, particularly when it is all so unnecessary. A comparison between the “creative” culture associated with an Afrocentric orientation and that associated with a Eurocentric orientation would yield exciting psychological data about the way the African and the non-African think about reality.
Board of Education case. In 1964 the Civil Rights Bill was passed and in 1965 the Voting Rights Act was passed. If one takes a look at the years of legalized White supremacy and compares it with the years of legalized Black equality, one is struck by the overwhelming 32 THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE years of legalized White supremacy to the underwhelming years of legalized Black equality. Legalized White supremacy was the theory and the practice of colonial America and postcolonial America for 293 years, while legalized Black equality has been the theory and “practice” for 38 years.
And this rather unremarkable observation achieves its strength based on the tendency of mainline scholarship to deny or denigrate the intellectual influences that Africa has exerted over its offspring in Europe and Asia. 14. It would be interesting here to explore as an historical continuum the Kemetic idea found in all of Africa that the purpose of all education is the deification of humanity. Could the stubbornness of this aspect of Classical African Civilization account for the transcendent nature of our humanity?
Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication by Janice Hamlet