Therefore, because of the complexity of studying culturally diverse families, we introduce a bifocal approach of Afrocentrism
and structural functionalism theories taken together as a more realistic and healthy pair of lenses for viewing the African-American family.
Charters encompass a wide range of methods and educational programs--some follow "great books" curricula and others teach Afrocentrism
or emphasize work-study.
Molefi Kete Asante, who founded the doctoral program in 1988 and is one of the nation's foremost scholars on Afrocentrism
. "In fact, she arbitrarily split a line between the history department and the African-American studies department, which had never happened before.
It may be, as Alexander points out in his chapter "Afrocentrism
, Liberal Dogmatism and Antisemitism at Wellesley College," that most scholarship seeks to combat prejudice as based on some form of unfair disadvantage inflicted on particular demographic groups (e.g., Greenwald and Krieger 2006).
Assets and Liabilities of Afrocentrism
It's hard to watch James Braxton Peterson lecture Nas on the naive Afrocentrism
of "If I Ruled The World" (again, not a track from Illmatic).
The introductory chapter provides a historical and contemporary context for each research site, research methodology, and an overview of the main theories and concepts: Afrocentrism
, Critical Race Theory, Anti-Black Racism and Critical Hope.
After a post-King interregnum that saw the increased prominence of nationalism, Afrocentrism
, and militance, black politics seems to be trending to figures like Obama and Cory Booker.
and postmodernism were the "isms" of the day, challenging the Western canon.