Danger of the single story

In school, we watched a video about single stories of Africa, and how that can change things. It was cool to see how it can really change the way you see things when you have multiple stories about the subject.

Do you have a single story about Africa?

I don’t think so. I think that I used to when I was younger, but I don’t think that I do anymore, now that I have researched it a lot, and met people from there.

What stories might you be missing?

I think that when I had a single story of Africa, I was told that it was just this poor country in poverty with all slaves and deserts. I was missing the story where there were people that were quite wealthy, and there are big cities.

What is the danger or the single story?

I think that it is that you don’t know enough about something and you make an assumption about what it’s like. That is bad, because then you assume that a place is bad, and you don’t want to go there.


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