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Those who have maximum influ- ence over those physical resources are considered to be very powerful. It is this inclusion that gives the African-American tribe information that permits them to restore contact with their tribal ancestral self Black scholars from the time of Carter G. These are the images that inspire the repetition of the feats of greatness that their ancestors have achieved.
Akbat, with an Introduction by Marimba Ani. The educational system that we are describing here sees these influences as only a component of who we are and not the whole pic- ture. If the end result of education is only to compete for a job rather than to negotiate for influence then that education has been ineffective. Uf ate ‘ we bave noted abovi would ins, ilTa sens? It really makes intu- itive sense about what education should be.
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There is a mistak- en notion that consciousness is a finite resource and many people engage in the hoarding of these resources under the assumption that if they don’t accumulate more than others then they will be less effective as human beings. It can pave a way for new beginnings.
We should study detailed stories of the Ashanti peo- ple of Ghana who resisted their colonization and tricked the British when they sought to steal their Royal Ornaments and symbols of power.
There is reason to believe that these ancient temples and all of their embellishment were developed for the express purpose of cultivating human consciousness. With no evidence beyond the nami of their own conduct, European critics assume that Africans will systematically distort history not only for the corrective telling of their own story, but will necessarily exclude the contributions of others.
To follow these teachings is nai guarantee our liberation and to guide us toward our divine destiny.
The oppo- sition to this reasonable demand is evidence of their recognition of the depth maim the issue that is being raised. Divinely given Will which will help them to master their physical and mental selves. What is the African Self?
The challenges brought by Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad. J 6 These principles w’ere the fundamental ideas of ancient education.
Miseducation in its foundation is the cultivation of an alien identity. However, the uncritical imi- tation of the greatness of other communities robs a people of the special contri- bution that comes from the uniqueness of their particular legacy. The other educational technique that must be explored is Ritual.
We assume that the environment of the outer world and our inner resources together have all that is needed to insure the comfortable and effective nzim of the human family.
Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar
From this point of view, we should not be too critical of the ethnocentric basis of European-American education. There are a variety of lanes, and people move at varying speeds.
We are suggesting here that a considerable portion of education is not a universal or a generic process. Those who have limited influence are considered weak or certainly, lacking in power. Karenga says in the Husia: The educated person in communications would not aspire to just sit in front of the camera, but they would want to be the producer in the newsroom where those items that will be reported as news will be selected.
Other animals have the capacity to leant and to establish new behavior that is actually only habit or action without awareness. Sep 07, Corey added it. We are taught the great nobility ot the wars that have been fought to preserve that individual freedom, both for cit- izens of the U. Lee and are encouraged to wave Confederate flags in support of the powers which sought to keep their ancestors in slavery.
KNOW THYSELF, by Na’im Akbar, Forward by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III
I have found this concept of D Woodson’s to be fundamental as one begins to discuss the need for an alternate way of thinking. Instead, there is the process of exchange or trade where we give someone something that they need in order to provide us with something that we thyselt. Every culture that exercises the right to educate their children teaches a concept of appropriate identity along with the necessary skills for handling the onow.
Mozart, Queen Victoria or Michaelangelo, they are being invited to share in the legacy of their great predecessors. Na’im Akbar has been acclaimed by Essence Magazine as “one of the world’s preeminent Psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach in modern psychology. Great is Maat truth, justice and righteousness. Again, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad observes: The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless thhself the development of our people.
We are able to redesign much about the environment that we live in because of our knowledge of its patterns and its cycles. In the African- American community, we still have teachers who resist the idea that our children should be equipped to deal with racism by understanding it and recognizing its presence.
For such a small book, it is packed with information and pulls knowledge from a variety of spectacular places. The African child xkbar never sees Tbyself people who are respectable and dignified has difficulty learning to respect the part of themselves that they recognize as being like Africans. In leaving thyslef the African contribu- tion, recent generations of African people have not been able to assume their responsibility to continue the advancement of the civilization that they started and had made outstanding contributions to, prior to their miseducation.