Ethnocentrism Among Ghanaians
The term ethnocentrism derives from the Greek words 'Ethnos' and 'Kentron'.In Greek 'ethnos' means nation and 'kentron' center.This term ethnocentrism is believed by scholars to have been coined by Polish Sociologist Ludwig Gumplowicz in the 19th century,although alternate theories suggest that He only popularized
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. the concept as opposed to inventing.He saw ethnocentrism as a phenomenon similar to the delusions of Geocentrism and anthropocentrism,defining ethnocentrism as "the reasons by virtue of which each group of people believed it had always occupied the highest point not only among coexisting people and nations ,but also in relation to all people of the historical past".
Subsequently,in the 20th century American social scientist William Graham Summer proposed two different definitions in 1906 book Folkways.Summer stated that "Ethnocentrism is the technical name for this view of things in which one's own group is the center of everything and all others are scaled and rated". View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Ethnocentric is "characterized or based on the attitude that ones own group is superior" or "having race as a central interest".There is a whole world of problems,politics and other cultures but it seems that the average Ghanaian's only interest is that of themselves.The reason I chose Ghana is because it is my motherland.Why is it that in most African countries being knowledgeable about world politics just as important as their culture's politics?
Ghana is one of the African countries with so many different cultures.Ghana my motherland always boast of promoting national unity but to me,She is promoting ethnocentrism.Can you promote unity while a general manager of a government agency refuses to employ a well trained personel simply because they do not have nothing in common?NO.There are some tribes in my beloved country that feels more advanced than the other.This concept is obsolete and hence should be abolish.With or without tribal marks we all contribute to the nation and the world at large.Thank You. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.