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By Janice Hamlet

During this well timed quantity, editor Janice D Hamlet has selected essays which light up numerous elements of African American tradition, refracted in the course of the lens of Afrocentric proposal. The e-book examines: Afrocentric ideology and technique; Afrocentric ways to the dynamics of verbal exchange; the Afrocentric effect 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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For purposes of this discussion the focus will be on the fair employment section. The purpose of Title VII stated that through the use of formal and informal procedures, discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion and national origin would be eliminated. This act laid the foundation for Affirmative Action (Walters, 1982). 30 THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE Most people will not take issue with the statement that other groups besides African Americans have benefitted from Affirmative Action.

They are concerned about those forces that operate on a higher plane. . That’s the nature of the spiritual orientation of African people. African people are more concerned about the infinite than they are about the finite. (106) The idea of the infinite is similar to what might be referred to as potential; both are without limit and cannot be known in the context developed here except in association with other positive forces in the African world. Thus we see again the holistic-indeed, the limitless-nature of humanity that is possible from an Afrocentric ontological stance.

Cit. Afrocentrism and the Afrocentric Method 3 Terry Kershaw Introduction I n the academy, the study of Black people has tended to follow the study of White people. The descriptions and analysis of Black life experiences have been formulated on the models set forth by White life experiences. The problem with this practice is the obvious one: Black and White life experiences are not the same. Although they are intertwined, they are not mirror images. Consequently, to describe and interpret those different experiences as if they were the same is the height of intellectual arrogance.

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