Afrocentrism: A Beginning of a Multicultural Educational System.
The United States continues to become increasingly more diverse, blending a "melting pot" of several different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. However, its primary educational system at all levels seems to remain one focused on ignoring the cultures of its minority population while promoting its current eurocentric ideals and viewpoints. African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, as well as other minority populations in America deserve to have their history and culture taught along with the traditional eurocentric educational model as part of an institution's required curriculum. .
Implementing such ideals as one of the Afrocentric viewpoint into the traditional education system could be not only one of the best things to happen to the education system, but to the overall society as well. At a young age when one is impressionable, children often search for a role model they can look up to and also relate with or resembles themselves in some manner. Often there are few too little minority role models located in the textbooks teaching the present eurocentric ideals and way too many negative attributes associated with African-Americans and other minorities mostly through the press. Incorporating a multicultural educational system might also seem to improve the rocky race relations that exist in America. An overall awareness that minorities are also capable of great achievements could possibly lead us away from the eurocentric / superiority vs. other cultures / inferiority type thinking that continues to be the downfall of America, a country that prides itself on its diversity and equality. Creating a better understanding of one's neighbor and his/her cultural values would also help eliminate stereotypes that continue to pose as a barrier between people of different ethnic backgrounds. While diversity of race, culture, ethnicity, etc.