Kambom Reaction Paper
In the article, “Theories of African American Personality” by Kobi Kambom, he discusses the different approaches of the African American personality. In most of the article Kambom goes into detail about the different models. He describes how they operate and also how they have changed. The different theories of African American personality are, Eurocentric, Pseudo Afro-Centric and Afro-Centric. All three of these models operate differently and differ through authorship. Eurocentric are theories presented by people of European descent using a European Worldview. Pseudo Afro-Centric are theories presented by people of African American descent using an European Worldview. Lastly, Afro-Centric are theories presented by African Americans using African American Worldview to portray African American personality.
Looking into each of these models and the way Kambom has thoroughly described them, seems very accurate. Eurocentric, Pseudo Afro-Centric and Afro-Centric are models that are very well alive today. There are theoretical components that are suggested about Eurocentric and Pseudo Afro-Centric models. There are a lot of negative references made towards these 2 models because it has a lot to do with self-hatred, Envy of whites and low self-esteem as well. For example, on the show Maury there was a woman who was dark skinned and followed a Pseudo Afro-Centric theory. She followed a European Worldview and was against anything that had to do with her African American culture. Her reasoning was because she feels as if looking at things through an African American culture will not get you anywhere as far as a career and having a good family. She could not explain why she felt like the African Culture was not good enough for her, but it was obvious because she was brainwashed and was dealing with self-hatred.
The Afro-Centric model is strictly based of African American Worldview to portray African American Personality and it is definitely...
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