A wise (black) man once said, Afrocentrism is therapeutic mythology. That is an argument that can not be deconstructed.
Face it, we as blacks have 3 options concerning slavery. Pick your poison
1. Racist whites were right and blacks of Africa were too damn dumb to keep white people out because while everyone else in the world was innovating, they were too caught up in chucking spears.
2. African civilizations were a great people, but sold other Africans into slavery so as to line their own pocket books and obtain the proverbial 40 ounce malt liquor, bucket of Popeye's, bootleg DVD, and pack of Menthols of that day. Black kings and queens? Those were the bastards and hos that sold our asses in thr first damn place, let alone the Muslims that many of these Africentrists now run to. This is much like how today's Race Baiters and Pulpit Pimps sell out their own to racist policies, and yet the only people who are called Uncle Tom's are the ones who call those folks out. These would be your Jesse Jacksons, Al Sharptons, Louis Farrakhans, Urban Leagues, New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Black Pastors and Imams, not the to mention the "guilty" bleeding heart white liberals.
3. Africans were a great people with vast advancements, yet and still they were duped and beaten by foreign invaders on their own turf. Now if that be the case, I don't wanna claim the dumbasses as my ancestors. This is the road many Afrocentrists take, in which they can claim some great African heritage whilst still playing the victimhood card.
Afrocentrists also change their names to African names or even make up names that might SEEM African. These would be you Durantes, your Laqueishas, and your Kilandres. Some are named by their parents after relatives, yet and still that isn't enough, and they've gotta have a Kenyan moniker. This is all in an immature overcompensating attempt to seem more "black".
They will also rock different hairstyles such as dreads or other fashions to achieve said blackness.
Should I even comment on their supposed rejection of the "white" western world, while still clamoring for reparations, like some puppy for some Kibbles and Bits? Or all of their posturing and politicking about black unity and "get whitey", and yet they have biracial children by blonde headed, blue eyed white women?
Or the "Christianity is worshipping the white man's God", whilst running to the aforementioned Islam?
I just.....do not know.....