afrocentrism definition

Afrocentrism is an ideology; it is a worldview primarily centered in the United States that is a reaction to global predjudiced mindsets about African people and their historical influences in the world.    

The ideology can be viewed as an affirmation of Africans of themselves in a Eurocentric-dominated social world by celebrating their cultural heritage as clearly African.  The ideology frequently stresses historical African civilizations as progressing in cultural and technological developements will underpining the contributions of Europeans.