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Individualism and Collectivism
I am an African American female, an aspect of my culture will be family, as a child I was raised to know that family represents love. When so much is happening in the world, kids are dying on the street, and we appear to outsiders to be against each other, there is always family. The black family is commonly misunderstood by mainstream America. But on the inside, we have a common understanding that family business is not to be taken lightly and we continue to uphold the seriousness of coming together in peace. Our ideals and respect for family date back to slavery, when family was all we had. Family represents love, hope, and the circle of life. Through family we remember where we came from and where we are going.
African American culture influences its members to care more about the family and other groups than other cultures does. African American are said to have more of a sense that they are all connected to one another and that what they do individually has an impact on all members of the community. It is said that African Americans tend to have stronger relationships with members of their extended families. African Americans are also more likely to use â€œfictive kinshipâ€ in which we see people of who are not actually related to them as members of their own family. In this case, African American culture is more collectivist.
A strong sense of self is an important characteristic in the African American family. Building positive self-esteem along with the development of ethnic awareness is continually emphasized within the African American cultural context.
Arieli, S., & Sagiv, L. (2018). Culture and problem-solving: Congruency between the cultural mindset of individualism versus collectivism and problem type. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(6), 789â€“814. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1037/xge…