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Dislocation is a central element of the African-centered paradigm’s conceptual apparatus as proposed by Molefi Kete Asante in his seminal essay “Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change.” It is the result of apprehending one’s own culture through another group’s worldview. People of African descent have experienced dislocation for the past 500 years under White supremacy.

Definition and Origin of the Concept

According to the African-centered paradigm, each group of people occupies a particular space, based on its history, culture, and biology. That space represents the group’s center or location. However, it is possible for a given group to develop a sense of location that is not congruent with its history, culture, and biology. Dislocation occurs when the group identifies, consciously or not, ...

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