previously: CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY LEAD TO SEPARATION AND DIVORCE IN TAC (TRADITIONAL AFRICAN COMMUNITIES)
EXPLAIN HOW WESTERN CULTURE HAS AFFECTED T.A.C (TRADITIONAL AFRICAN COMMUNITIES)
(1) TAC Design for buildings became obsolete
The traditional African designs for building were replaced by western styles
(2) TAC religion lost ground
Christianity and other foreign religions have replaced traditional African religion.
(3) TAC marriage procedures are no longer of importance
Inter-ethnic/ inter-racial marriages have watered down traditional marriage rites.
(4) TAC leadership systems were rendered obsolete
The role of elders has been taken over by government leaders such as chiefs and magistrates at the expense of village elders, witch doctors and brave warriors.
(5) TAC medicines lost value
People prefer modern medicine, going to hospitals as opposed to traditional herbs.
(6) TAC songs have been replaced.
Traditional African songs and dances have been replaced by western music such as rap, jazz, blues, funk and reggae.
(7) TAC social units were broken
Urbanization has led to breakdown of traditional African social units such as village barazas, peace committees and age groups.
(8) TAC rainmakers lost their roles
The role of rainmakers have been taken over by meteorologists.
(9) TAC mode of dressing has been eroded.
There is over emphasis on the western mode of dressing. Almost every TAC member dress western style; that is a suit and a tie, mini skirts, 'tumbo cuts' etc. Those who dress in TAC ways are regarded as backward and illiterate.
(10) Western education eroded African values
Introduction of formal education has led to decline of traditional African values. This includes respect for elderly. Western education puts more emphasis on respect for the learned than the elderly.