African American Culture: Repression, Assimilation, and Compliance to Anglo Saxon Group Norms

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Introduction In the traditional and nontraditional cultures include similarities and differences that will mirror human behaviors, beliefs, and values. The traditional cultures imbed traditions with social inflicted roles, habits, and ethical restrictions (Shiraev & Levy, 2010). However, nontraditional cultures work towards independence, social accomplishment in roles, and development of awareness (Knick, 2010). Approximately 35% make up the traditional native culture of African slaves shipped to America (Mintz & McNeil, 2013). The representation of modern African American civilization is demonstrated through repression, assimilation, and compliance to Anglo Saxon group norms and ethnocentrism of native African people. Ibibio groups of Nigeria, is a smaller cultural section of traditional national African tribes. Comparing and contrasting the likes and differences between the traditional and nontraditional cultures is a means of understanding the roots in the identical traditions. African American and Ibibio cultural values Since their arrival in the Americas, African-American’s have maintained a strong cultural link to their American past as well as their African descent. These cultural ties are deeply embedded in the African-American culture and are often times passed down through parents and grandparents. This intergenerational transference of African cultural knowledge is thought to be how parents socialize their children. It is also believed that through these interactions with not only parents, but relatives and acquaintances African cultural behavior is taught and reinforced. (Crabbe 2013). Through this Social skill, religious views, Family, work ethic and morals are strongly developed in the African America... ... middle of paper ... ... culture and modern culture: Man’s fall from grace. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com /stanley-knick/traditional-culture- and-m_b_655992.html Mintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2013). Digital History. Retrieved April 23, 2013 from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu Religion and African American Culture. (n.d.). Retrieved from Okon, B. A., & Ansa, S. A. (2012). Language, Culture and Communication: The Ibibio Worldview. Studies In Literature & Language, 5(3), 70-74. doi:10.3968/j.sll.1923156320120503.1000 Roberts, J. (2009). African American Belief Narratives and the African Cultural Tradition. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com /docview/207621912?accountid=458 Shiraev, E., & Levy, D. (2010). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications (4th ed). Boston: Pearson/Allyn Bacon.

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