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Differences in African Diaspora and Ethiopianism

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Last Lecture I. Not Applicable Outline of Current Lecture II. “African” Americans and Africa III. 3 centuries separating African Americans from immigrant ancestors IV. Being “African American” = New World Identity Current Lecture I. “African” Americans and Africa  We recognize their Black English  See different culture through music o Ex: Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, Cuban, Drums  Leaves deep emotional impact  Seen different than first class citizens o Slavery and Poverty = Confront racial oppression o Struggle led Blacks to being proud of Africa’s past  Afrocentrics/ Cultural nationalists o Emphasize heritage: Art, clothing, names o Favored Swahili: Language of many ethnicities o “African Americans”: Mixture of many African peoples  Differences in African Diaspora o Language: “Potent engine of culture”  Different mother tongue o Religion: Africans = Muslim  African Americans = Christian II. 3 centuries separating African Americans from immigrant ancestors o Changed identity: Language and Religion o Deprived African American of close knowledge of Africans III. Being “African American” = New World Identity  Naming people based on continent o Ignoring ethnic identity = Consequence of distance and time  All different types of Africans = Seen as one type  History of ancestors success vs. New World revision process began 18th century  Because of multivalent western oppression o Disregarded good features of Africa These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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