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Waheeb 1 18 September 2018 Stories are Not Always Right “When we reject a single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise”. Expand your mind and remember, there is never a single story about a person or culture. When we realize that there is novel, a single story about any place. We regain a kind of paradise. “The Danger of a Single Story” is a 2009 TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie. Adichie, a young, dark-skinned woman that grew up in Nigeria, talks about how British books and stories made a powerful impact on her. Adichie agues that racism and stereotyping can influence a person’s outlook if they know only specific facts about a group. People should consider the various perspectives of different cultures around the world. This will better increase their understanding of global diversity. Stories that people tell are not always correct. They typically do not uncover all of the details within a particular story or occurrence. Adichie started her story by talking about where she grew up and how smart she felt, as she was an early reader and writer. She also briefly touched on the differences between growing up in Nigeria in comparison to the British life style. Waheeb 2 She argues that racism and stereotyping can influence a person if they only know one story about a group. For example, when she visited Mexico from the US, she heard that Mexicans were immigrants, whom lived in difficult communities, and lived impoverished lives. However, upon visiting, she saw that things were entirely different from what she had heard and previously believed. This example shows that the stories we hear about a person or groups of people can be untrue, and also incomplete. In addition, this example shows how one story can become the only story. She often utilized humor to get the audience’s attention and to not make them feel bored of the speech. This was necessary, as her talk as she discussed many serious, personal stories that had happened in her life. Her purpose was to let people understand that the single story is not always necessarily the right story and that other perspectives may surprise people in the end. The author showed emotion through real life examples. For example, she talked about her first visit to Mexico and how it made her feel ashamed because of the lies she heard from the media, as she said, “I remember first feeling slight surprise, and then I was overwhelmed with shame”. (Para. 18). People should look at different sources to understand the truth. When a person tells a story about something it should include both sides, the negative and the positive. Adichie discussed an additional emotional story about her friend. She stated, “One of my closet friends, Okolona, died in a plane crash because our firetrucks did not have water” (Para. 23). She expressed her sadness when she recollected this story and how they didn’t give any help. Adichie also told another personal story about her childhood. She said, “I had very happy, childhood, full of laughter and love, in a very close-knit family”. (Para. 21). Good childhood memories can give an individual the power to do good thing in the future. One’s childhood does not determine, Waheeb 3 however, the success of their future. I agree with Chimamanda Ngozi’s perspective: that a single story does not always give a Full idea, people should not always believe what they have been heard because it’s could be wrong. I do believe that racism and stereotyping exist all around the world. Personally, coming from the Middle East, I do buy into her story, because of the way people look and judge each other. Her explanation of stereotypes and racism fit perfectly into my opinions on stereotypes and racism. Although her story fits every single person in this planet. It is not limited to black people only. For example, I have had different thoughts and beliefs about people in the United States. The U.S. has religious freedom and tolerance, whereas many Middle Eastern countries do not. It also has freedom of speech, dress, and life style, unlike the Islamic culture: my culture. What I have learned is that when we acknowledge our racism we can start to deal with it and overcome our feelings of fear and hatred. Before we judge and stereotype, we should all remember that we are a part of the same race, the human race. Additionally, I agree because my other example goes along with Adichie’s story, as her roommate got shocked how she spoke English very well. In my opinion, Americans don’t believe that people in the Middle East know how to speak English. I believe this because when it was my first year in the United State, I started going to college, and in my first semester I had students ask me how I spoke English and how I did so well in my classes. My classmates were surprised when I told them I had only been in the U.S. for a year. I had to explain to them that in the Middle East people do know how to speak English because students are taught English in school from the first grade. Student, hence, get to learn how to speak, read and write English. Waheeb 4 In conclusion, stereotypes and racism are developed when we don’t have a bigger picture and rely on a single story. Stereotypes and racism also result from our reliance on what our parents and cultures teach us. People’s interference with our minds that is someone we know who is a certain race and behaves differently as such, than all other people of the same race do as well. Stereotypes and racism strip the dignity of people away, in an attempt to explain an entire race in a single concept. Therefore, people should avoid stereotypes and racism, and attempt to have more than one single story. Waheeb 5 Work Cited Adichie, Chimamanda “The Danger of a Single story” July 2009, =en&utm_campaign=tedspread-sharetradeb&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare, Accessed on 13 September, 2018 ...
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