Discussion 1: The Single Story

Review the TED Talk Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story,https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story then, using at least two of the required readings from this week, answer the following questions:

  • What stories did you grow up with? These could be from books, TV shows, movies, or another source.
    • How did these stories influence your perceptions of yourself and of the world?
    • Did you identify with the background of the main characters or were they from a different background than you? How did this affect you?
  • As an adult, what stories do you identify with?
    • How are these stories similar to and different from the ones you grew up with? How might this relate to your exposure to and understanding of diversity?
    • Are there certain areas of the world or certain people about whom you only have a single story? (Think long and hard before saying that you dont have a single story about anyone. How likely is this to be the case?)
    • What role does diversity play in your workplace, social life, and/or education?

Provide your initial post by 11:59 pm on Sunday. Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length, excluding the discussion prompt and the references. Please use in-text APA citations within your post as well as full APA references at the end of your post.

Peer Responses: Respond to at least two classmates initial posts by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. Posts must be at least 75 words in length and demonstrate critical thinking, engagement with course material, and a meaningful attempt to engage in discourse.

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