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Jessica Hudson

Afrofuturism to me meant a certain culture of people who did great things but made the right choices to become great. Some of the people mentioned in Woods blog I've never heard of before. However, I was inspired. All characters did have a lot in common and that was movement. A movement to be a better person or culture of people. I'm an African American and I've never heard of Afrofuturism but my eyes were open by reading this because I myself hope to change my family way of thinking and doing things as a black race by going back to school and getting my education. I'm the fourth generation of female women and none have ever been to college before me. In my opinion that is what hope. Also, I would like to compare that as an Afrofuturism movement.

Cy Stavros

The movement Scott Woods describes in "The Decade Afrofuturism Reshaped Science Fiction — and the World," Afrofuturism, is a broad artistic movement with no real defining aesthetic. From sci-fi futures where Africa has become the newest technological superpower, to more mild futures envisioning Africans thriving in a post-racism world, the author makes a point to describe it as an Afrocentric approach to the typically pearl-white imaginations of the future. This draws from many other Afrocentric cultural movements of the 20th century, like the Black Panther's Black is Beautiful, as well as movements that were more ideology than art, like American Garveyism and it's African relative, Sankarism. Ultimately, the goal of such movements is to empower and envision a world where the yoke of racism is cast off and the scars of imperialism have healed.

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