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Centered or focused on Africa or African peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence: "a string of small black-owned art galleries in Los Angeles's Afrocentric cultural district" (Kristal Brent Zook).

Af′ro·cen′trism n.
Af′ro·cen′trist adj. & n.
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(ˌæf roʊˈsɛn trɪk)
centered on Africa or on African-derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti: Afrocentric art.
Af`ro•cen′trism, n.
Af`ro•cen′trist, n.
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In the process, the author has appreciated in thought and action that Afrocentrists borrow things that are congruent to African values and positions.
From Bloom's standpoint, it seems, the School of Resentment is composed of the ideologically oriented literary criticisms: Feminists, Historicists, Deconstructionists, Marxists, Lacanians, and Afrocentrists, among others, and its adherents who consider the Western canon to include works of the oppressed: Black people, Hispanics, and women.
I hypothesize that, if dignity takes center stage, forms of black political struggle seemingly at odds with each other-black nationalists and integrationists, black feminists and Afrocentrists, black writers and black community organizers--in fact appear to be animated by the same fundamental impulse.
When it was created, the Sphinx wasn't considered Black art, but Afrocentrists certainly point to it now.
An African American novelist--one of the "early Afrocentrists," a group which constituted part of the Afro-Oriental spectrum, according to Mullen (xxxiii)-who centers both an Eastern Afro-Orient and the concept "of one blood," in opposition to a hegemonic West, is Pauline Hopkins, author of Of One Blood; Or, the Hidden Self (1902-1903).
However, Asante and his band of merry Afrocentrists would only require that we make a leap of faith and accept this assertion on grounds of intuition rather than reason and empirical verification.
Strategic essentialism is a nonstarter for Afrocentrists. One does not call French centered notions of its history and culture strategic essentialism.
When taking into consideration the Eurocentric language he uses in his analysis, Afrocentrists (the sort of scholars commonly found within the scholarly confines within African Studies) would be correct to question Andujar's cultural centeredness; thus, detracting credibility from his accusing some of the scholarship emanating from African Studies of promoting racism.
While individuals in modernity, particularly minorities, frequently inhabit Bhabha's "third space" of multiple, sometimes conflicting, identities, arguments about language diversity in the US overwhelmingly fall into simplistic binaries of pro versus con, with white supremacists (both conscious and unconscious) and assimilationists, primitivists, and Afrocentrists duking it out in noisy cacophony.
He wished to ready South Africans for an information-driven global economy (Mbeki 2003: 76-7) and liked Western scientific civilisation enough to join Afrocentrists in asserting an African pedigree for it (Gevisser 2007: 728).
However, some criticisms about the nature of race and racism, as well as anti-racism can be found in the work of Afrocentrists, notably Molefi Asante.
Mazama, who filed a successful lawsuit charging the university had improperly acted to ensure Joyce's appointment, says the university's interference then marked one of numerous efforts to marginalize faculty members who were committed Afrocentrists. During Joyce's tenure, which was marked by student protests and bitter faculty fights, several faculty left the department, reducing its number by half.