Big Discussion: The Danger of a Single Story

Iā€™m working on a History question and need guidance to help me study.

Watch Chimamanda Adichie’s

TedTalk. (Links to an external site.)

Adichie sees stereotypes as complicit in the perpetuation of single stories: ā€œ[T]he problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.ā€

Please think about your own life and experiences. First, what is YOUR story that is not a single story? Second, discuss a time when you were guilty of reducing someone else to a single story. Finally, how do we move past the single story?

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