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Today it is very easy to fall into the trap of mindlessness.
We hear or read something and would often accept that information as true because we are to lazy to checking the facts.
When we fail to understand that whatever we see on TV or read online isnt necessarily true, we fall into the “single story catastrophe.”Chimamanda Adichie spoke about the dangers of only knowing one story and accepting it to be the entire truth in her TED Talk entitled, “The Danger of a Single Story.” Adichie is a Nigerian novelist who grew up reading western literature. She shared how she fell into the single story trap because of the stories she read.
I myself have had a personal experience with the “single story” in which people and my friends have told me that since I am able to put on a straight face quickly, they say that I sometimes look angry, or in a bad mood, when in reality it’s really nothing but my straight face. This was said to me time and time again by many people, one of the most recent example was from when we went to the University of Houston field trip, where i was told by a friend that i looked angry the first time that he saw me.
We can also see the “Single story” in the minds of political figures such as Donald J. Trump, since he has been very open about his white supremacist beliefs. You can find tweets of Donald tweeting and saying that the cause for drug trafficking is the Mexicans who illegally cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico. He also openly stated that “the cause of gang related problems in our major cities is caused by blacks and hispanics”

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Last updated: November 29, 2019


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