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Shawna Rose Brown Sean Eversley-Bradwell Intro to African Diaspora February 12, 2008 Response 3 Afrocentricity is a term that is sometimes used, but hardly ever understood or recognized. People automatically associate Black people with the term. However, it is much more than Black culture; it is a way of learning, as well. There are many parts to the definition of Afrocentricity. First, the definition of the word centricity has to do with the fact a person educated in a centric way will be educated in perspective of his own culture and be able to understand and appreciate different ways of life and culture from his own. Moreover, a person who is educated using this philosophy will be able to recognize the importance of every person in history, no matter what their race or culture. Afrocentricity, then, is a way of education where Black students are the center of historical narratives and history lessons; it is a break from the European values instilled in the students who are subject to Eurocentric learning. In addition, it allows Blacks to understand
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSCR 106 taught by Professor Eversley-bradwell during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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