bigotry. This ties in with the concept of social justice, or fair relations between the individual and society. In everyday life, this simply means recognizing personal privileges and advocating for those who do not have the same advantages to make for a more equitable community. Ted Talk: The Danger of the Single Story was a perfect depiction of how our lives and cultures are composed of many overlapping stories or identities. What stood out to me was the way Adichie told the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice. I also took note of the warning that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. If you reduce people to one, you’re taking away their humanity. I felt a strong connection in how Ted Talk: The Danger of the Single Story reflects my
own identity. Coming from an American Indian heritage, I have always felt that I was misidentified by those around me. When the topic of ethnicity arises and I explain my background, a whole other set of assumptions and questions arise. One stereotype I constantly have to combat is that American Indians are easily identifiable. I change this single story by
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