PATTERN OF EUROCENTRIC THOUGHT Owen Alik Shahadah (Taken from Removal of African Agency) By careful analysis the European voice can be identified without seeing the face of the author. (Soured from “The Foundational Paradigm of Eurocentric Thought [vii] ”) Isolating Africans they don't like as oddities and not part of the general African mainstream. The patronizing of African scholarship as childish and simplistic. Treating it as a Pseudo-history. The need to maintain historical academic superiority even in absences of knowledge. The need to invoke paranoia clause and claim African people have a 'chip on their shoulder.' To normalize slavery and racism as a human problem thus mitigating their historical domination in racist manipulation. To merge class into race as it suits them. To collapse collaborators, victims and perpetrators into one equally guilty entity. [viii] Make self-references to institutions they control: Such as the dictionary. To stipulate, while retaining economic and political control, that race is redundant and that Africans are hung up too much on race, while they continue to exercise racism and profit from this exercise. Abstract through expressed by the European mind is elevated to the whispers of prophets, while the same abstract through in the African mind is the utterances of the mentally insane. Never can an African be seen to display genius outside of European authority. " Mr X of Gabon is so smart; he was trained at Oxford ." They constantly set themselves up of the heroes in African history. Thus viewers relates more with the 'poor' South African reporter's family forgetting Steve Biko, a hero and symbol of resistance, in Cry Freedom. David Livingston is also the savior of Africa he single-handed abolish all of the African/Arab slave trade. When no academic error can be found they seek technical errors such as spelling errors. This is also a sign of their desperation when intellect fails. Making references to Africans who share their perspective and thus electing these individuals as authorities. e.g. Henry Louis Gates (HNIC) To label those bearing information which serves in their disinterest as 'anger ridden.' Thus the African's are over emotional and deluded. Always suggest the pattern of European domination is coincidence. Cite rare and exotic examples of African behavior, which suits their argument Make references to social generalization that they created via cultural domination and oppression; “most black people don't see themselves as African” clearly a condition that Europeans were active agents in creating. They lean on human individual responsibility thus saying “no one put a gun to African's head” and Africans enslaving Africans is the fault of African people. They neglect their participation in fostering and nurturing chaos between non-European people. ‘Blame reassignmen.t’ Character assassination as a tactic of distraction to shift the topic away from the areas that they have no answer for or deliberately obfuscating issues in order just to confuse innocent minds. Hence, they try to show Mugabe's inhumanity in a conversation about European supremacy. Or that T Martin and Farrakhan are antisemitic. The labeling of non-mainstream ideas as extreme and radical.